EWNJ accepting Graduate Merit Award applications

Executive Women of New Jersey is now accepting applications for the 2019 EWNJ Graduate Merit Award Program to award women who are non-traditional graduate school students attending New Jersey colleges and universities.

EWNJ defines non-traditional as a student who returns to her studies several years after receiving an undergraduate degree, a student who may have completed her undergraduate degree at a later date, a student who changed careers and is returning to school to retool her career, or a student who comes from a non-traditional educational or socioeconomic background.

The deadline for submission is April 30.


“At EWNJ, we are committed to supporting and empowering the many women who demonstrate strong leadership potential,” Barbara E. Kauffman, President of Executive Women of New Jersey and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Newark Regional Business Partnership, said in a statement. “The Graduate Merit Award Program advances our mission of increasing gender diversity on boards and in senior corporate leadership by establishing a pipeline of future women leaders equipped with the tools needed to ascend. Our goal is to ensure that women have equal access to opportunity, and we are committed to removing as many barriers and creating as many pathways as possible to achieve it.”

Since its inception, EWNJ’s Graduate Merit Award Program has provided over $1.3 million in tuition assistance.

EWNJ Graduate Merit Awards are only provided to students who are pursuing advanced degrees at New Jersey universities or colleges. To apply, visit www.ewnj.org/scholarship.

In addition to the EWNJ-funded awards, scholarships are donated by RWJBarnabas Health, PSEG, Janssen and Lowenstein Sandler. The average scholarship amount is $5,000.

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