#IAMTHECHANGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Cultivating youth to transform their communities and impact the world.

The staff and trustees of the Smith Family Foundation Of New Jersey welcomes applications from high school seniors who are determined to be the change they want to see in their communities. Successful applicants will be making a transition into a 2- or 4- year College, University or Trade School, have performed a minimum of 10 hours of community service and agree to volunteer at the Smith Family Foundation of New Jersey’s Welcome Home College Freshmen event May 2020. As apart of our campaign to encourage high school graduates to view higher education as the normal next step, we are excited to offer 5 types of scholarships to graduates living in Trenton, New Jersey, except for one awarded in East Orange, New Jersey). Applicants can be awarded only one of the 5 types which are our Christian Ministry Scholarship for college bound students involved in ministry, the IEP Scholarship for students with an active individual education program, our Book Scholarship open to any graduation senior from Trenton NJ, our Trade School Scholarship and The Legacy Scholarship.

We offer graduating seniors scholarships in 5 categories:


IEP Scholarship

Applicant must have an active IEP, a min GPA 2.5 GPA, and completed 10 hrs of community service. Awardees will receive a total of $5,000 split between the fall and spring semester with benchmark requirements met for spring disbursement.

Trade School Scholarship

Each applicant seeking a Trade School Scholarship must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Awardees will receive $500 in the fall semester and a College Care Package for fall and spring semesters.

Christian Ministry Scholarship

Applicants must be involved in the ministry of their local church congregation, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7, and have completed 10 hr of community service. Awardees will receive a total of $5,000 split between the fall and spring semester with benchmark requirements met for spring disbursement. (For Trenton students only)

Book Scholarship

Each applicant seeking a book scholarship must have a min GPA of 3.0. Awardees will receive $500 in the fall semester and a College Care Package for fall and spring semesters.

SFFNJ and TCHS Legacy Scholarship

SFFNJ & TCHS Legacy Scholarship: Applicant must be a Graduate of Trenton Central High School with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. complete 20 hrs of community service while at Trenton Central High School, and attend a four year post secondary institution. The scholarship will grant one student from a TCHS graduating class a $10,000 scholarship, renewable yearly, for each of the first four years of college.