The State of New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) is pleased to announce the start of the 2007 application processing cycle for the Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism. A completed application form and at least one supporting nomination must be submitted to HESAA no later than October 12, 2007.
The statewide Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism honors the heroic deeds of up to five young New Jerseyans each year. Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time award of up to $10,000. To be eligible for the scholarship, recipients must be New Jersey residents both at the time of the act of heroism and upon application. They must be 21 years of age or younger at the time of the heroic act, a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and registered with the Selective Service (if required.)
The Scholarship Committee will review submissions of all eligible applicants and select 10 semifinalists. The Executive Committee of the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority Board will then review the semifinalists for final recipient selection. Recipients will be notified in writing of their selection.
To access additional Application/Nomination forms go to the HESAA website at www.hesaa.org and click on the 2007 Dana Christmas Scholarship link under "What's New." For further information pertaining to this scholarship program please feel free to contact me at 609-588-3214.
Gloria T. Green
Director, Financial Aid Services
NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority