Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Mission of Kids’ Chance of New Jersey?
Kids’ Chance of New Jersey was created to provide scholarships for college and vocational education to children of New Jersey workers who have been fatally or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident, resulting in financial need. The hardships to children and families created by the death or serious disability of a parent often include financial ones, making it difficult for deserving young people to pursue their educational dreams.
Who may apply for a Kids’ Chance of New Jersey scholarship grant?
To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been fatally or catastrophically injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act resulting in financial need.
How does Kids’ Chance of New Jersey raise funds?
Scholarship funds for Kids’ Chance of New Jersey come through fully tax-deductible donations from individuals, companies, foundations and various organizations.
How do I contact Kids’ Chance of New Jersey?
By The Numbers
- Each year, there are approximately four million workplace injuries in the United States, resulting in approximately one million disabling injuries and 5,000 deaths. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- The average annual cost of tuition for a four-year college degree is $21,839, and the average cost at a two-year institution is $8,533. (Source: National Center for Education Statistics)
- Over 2,000 educational scholarships and over $5M in scholarship funds have been distributed by Kids’ Chance organizations since its inception. (Source: www.KidsChance.org)