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NJ STARS Students Can Earn a Significant Scholarship Towards Their Bachelor's Degrees with NJ STARS II

New Jersey community college NJ STARS students who earn their associate's degrees with a 3.25 grade point average or better are eligible for up to a $2,500 per year NJ STARS II scholarship at any New Jersey public or independent NJ TAG-participating four-year college or university.

The State funds 100% of the NJ STARS II award, while students will be responsible for any remaining balance.

NJ STARS II students have up to four semesters to complete their baccalaureate degrees.

NJ STARS II students must maintain a 3.25 grade point average in their junior year to receive the scholarship in their senior year.

Students whose family income exceeds $250,000 will not be eligible for NJ STARS II.

Please note: all NJ STARS students applying to transfer to NJ public or independent NJ TAG-participating colleges and universities must meet all transfer requirements. NJ STARS II eligibility does not guarantee admission to your NJ TAG-participating college or university of choice.

For more information, please contact your local community college, the participating four-year public colleges and universities, or visit the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.


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