Nursing Student Scholarships Support Healthier Communities

The Independent College Fund of New Jersey (ICFNJ) has posted a scholarship opportunity funded by Partners for Health.

Junior and senior nursing students attending Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Montclair State University and Seton Hall University can apply for this competitive scholarship through ICFNJ at Ten successful candidates will receive a $5,000 scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Eligible students must demonstrate a commitment to nursing by having reached their junior or senior year in a nursing degree program at colleges within the Foundation’s service area, noted above, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. Candidates will also submit a personal statement outlining their career goals and how they plan to support healthy communities and promote healthier lifestyles as part of their application. Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2021.

“Partners for Health is proud to support nursing students with these scholarships. Nurses who work in schools, health departments and in many other settings are vital partners in our efforts to make the communities we serve healthier, better places to live,” said Pam Scott, Executive Director of the Foundation.

“As thousands of New Jersey nursing students prepare for graduation, it behooves us to think about their future, their role in the community and how we can support them. Professional nurses are a crucial link in our healthcare system and in the health of our communities,” said Gloria C. Essoka, Ph.D., R.N., Trustee and Grant’s Committee Chair of the Foundation. To read her op-ed on Supporting Education for Those Who Support Communities’ Health, click here.


ICFNJ was founded in 1953 as a cooperative involving business and academic leaders to broaden support for private higher education in New Jersey. Today, ICFNJ continues the tradition of empowering students to realize their goals by strengthening New Jersey’s independent colleges and universities with support for strategic investments in innovative programs, student scholarships and educational advancement. Through these efforts, ICFNJ has raised and contributed close to $72 million providing opportunities for its member institutions to continuously enhance program quality, to increase accessibility and affordability; and thus fulfill their respective missions. Learn more at