Scholarship Program


We support high school students looking to continue their education at a four-year university in the NYC tristate area.

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 why giving back to the community is important to you, your high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and the college you are attending to by May 29th, 2020.


Application Requirements 

  1. You are a high school senior graduating from a New York or New Jersey high school. 

  2. You plan to attend a four-year university in the Tri-State area in the Fall. 

  3. You have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. 

  4. You scored at least an 1100 on your SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math).

  5. You have completed 120 hours of community service

Note: Preference is given to those who participate in community service activities.

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.