Cancer Scholarship Program

We operate our own scholarship program, the JDJ Charitable Foundation Scholarship, to help lower the cost of college for students. In the past, this has been a $2,500 scholarship for high school students looking to continue their education at a four-year university in the tri-state area. Since the start of 2018, we have awarded 18 JDJ scholarships.

New in 2021, we are shifting focus to dedicate our scholarship program to assisting students who have been affected by cancer. In order to qualify, either a direct family member or the student themselves must have some experience with cancer. We will be increasing the scholarship size to $20,000, with a second place scholarship of $5,000 and a third place scholarship of $1,000. The application process will be the same and can be found below.

If you are a student who values giving back and volunteering your time to make your community better, we would love to ease some of the financial burden that continuing education often requires. If you meet the requirements below, please submit a 1-page essay on how cancer has impacted you, your high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and the college you are attending to by May 28th, 2021.

**Applications are currently closed for 2021. Thank you to everyone who applied. Winners will be announced the 2nd week of June.**

Application Requirements 

  1. Attends a NJ/NY Public or Private HS

  2. Graduating high school senior

  3. Must have a 3.7 GPA or above. 

  4. Plans to attend/has been accepted or has enrolled in a 4 year university for the fall
  5. Scored at least a 1200 on your SATs

  6. One page essay on how cancer has affected you and how this scholarship will make a difference in your life
  7. Has completed 120 hours of community service

Please Note 

  • All grants will be awarded in an objective and non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, religion, gender, citizenship status, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal or state law.  

  • The above program prohibits awards to candidates who are a spouse, ancestor, descendant or spouse of a descendant of any contributor to or Trustee or officer of the JDJ Charitable Foundation.

If awarded the JDJ Charitable Foundation Scholarship:

And any of my application is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or if scholarship funds are not used for their stated purpose, I agree to forfeit the funds awarded.

I agree to provide a final report on completion of my first year of college, upon request.

I authorize the trustees of the JDJ Charitable Foundation to verify information submitted in evaluating the use of the JDJ Charitable Foundation Scholarship.

I affirm that I am not a contributor or current trustee/officer of the Foundation, and am not a spouse, ancestor, descendant or spouse of a descendant of any contributor to or trustee or officer of the Foundation.