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As a non-profit, your help is critical in making Kids’ Chance of New Jersey a successful organization.

Our Scholarships

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • A dependent of a parent who was seriously, catastrophically, or fatally injured in a work-related accident or     Occupational Disease
  • The injured parent must have a New Jersey State accepted workers’ compensation claim
  • Must be between the ages of 18 – 26 years old at time of application
  • Accepted or already enrolled at a University, College or Vocational school (Graduate-level Students are NOT eligible)
  • Pursuing a degree, License or Certification as a [FULL-TIME or PART-TIME] student
  • Must have already obtained a high school diploma or GED at time of first disbursement
  • Must maintain a minimum of 2.0 Cumulative GPA

Complete Application Package Checklist

ALL the following documentation MUST accompany the application before consideration 

(Black out social security numbers on all uploaded documentation)

  • A completed Kids’ Chance of New Jersey, Inc. scholarship application
  • Most current academic transcript available (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • Copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) you received from completing the FAFSA, with your Student Aid Index (SAI), formerly called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), IF you are attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university
  • Documentation proving Injured parent has an accepted New Jersey workers’ compensation claim (eg. Workers’ Comp Determination Letter, Copies of WC checks, etc.) 
  • Current medical reports from the injured parent if claim has not been adjudicated
  • A short Biographical Essay (3 paragraphs)
  • a) Your name, name of school, what year you’re in, major and educational/career goals
  • b) Brief description of parent’s accident and its financial & emotional impact on you and your family
  • c) How would a KCNJ scholarship help you achieve your educational goals.
  • If accepted, you will be asked to Email a clear digital headshot of the applicant (to the Scholarship Administrator


  • Please complete the application to the best of your ability. You may need assistance to gather the necessary    information.
  • After initial review, the scholarship committee may contact eligible students to verify information or secure missing     information. Please respond to our inquiries.
  • The scholarship committee will determine the strength of each application and approve scholarships as funds allow.
  • KCNJ will notify approved students of their award amount & verify enrollment
  • If approved, student will upload their DETAILED Semester Invoice 
    (Invoice must include: Student Name and ID#, School Name, ALL Charges & ALL Financial Aid)
    (Note: It is the student’s responsibility to provide invoices in a timely manner as it may take time for KCNJ to process     award checks and for school to receive).
  • KCNJ will send payment directly to the post-secondary institution.
    (KCNJ is NOT responsible for late fees or class cancellations for checks received after payment deadlines)


Fall 2024 Semester applications and required documentation must be COMPLETED & SUBMITTED by the deadline May 1, 2024, 11:59 pm EST.

Spring 2025 Semester applications and required documentation must be COMPLETED & SUBMITTED by the deadline November 15, 2024, 11:59 pm EST.


If you have any questions about eligibility or with completing the application please contact us at:

If you would like to recommend someone for a scholarship or have any other inquiries contact us at: