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2018/2019 SHP general Scholarship Application

Deadline extended to submit your application to June 21st 2018!


Each year, the SHP Scholarship Committee meets to award scholarships to qualified applicants who demonstrate academic and professional achievement in their program and fields.

Most scholarships are available for both newly entering matriculated students and continuing matriculated students (see scholarship specific criteria below). To be eligible for these scholarship, students must have demonstrated high ethical standards in their course work and have shown consistent dedication to the subject matter.   Students who have breached the Honor Code, Academic Integrity, or displayed any other "Acts of Misconduct" will not be considered for scholarships.

Most scholarships are based on financial need and it is highly recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For students to apply, you must have your student A# (ie A00123456). New students will receive A# information after being fully accepted into your SHP program. For any questions regarding your A#, please call Enrollment Management at

(973) 972-5454.

When applying for SHP General Scholarships, be sure to read the application directions carefully and follow all directions. Incomplete and late applications will be disqualified. All students with a complete application will receive an award update by September 1st (those awarded or not selected for an award). If awarded a scholarship, funds will generally be placed in student's accounts during the first week of September.  Please note that all scholarships are extremely competitive. A reminder that all scholarships are extremely competitive.

Scholarship Application Questions - If you have any questions regarding SHP Scholarships, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at or call (973) 972-7939.

                              Click on the image below for a scholarship application FAQ

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2018/2019 SHP General Scholarship Listing 

Below you will find a list of SHP Scholarships available and their general criteria. Please note that additional scholarships may be added throughout the year.

Financial Aid

For more information on Financial Aid please click here.


Scholarship Name Criteria
SHP Scholarship Fund Standard SHP Scholarship Criteria.
Nutrition Scholarship For full or part-time Coordinated Dietetics MCN or DCN students in good academic standing in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. 
Judith Yannarielo, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship (Physician Assistant Students)

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must:

* Be a student in good academic standing in the second or third year of the SHP Physician Assistant Program.

* Demonstrate financial need through submission of financial aid record (complete FAFSA).

* Demonstrate academic effort in his or her own studies.

* Demonstrate an unselfish commitment to assisting other students academically and personally.

* Demonstrate a caring and supportive influence on other members of the class.

* Communicate an interest to work in primary care as a physician assistant.

Please make sure to indicate your interest in this specific scholarship both on the on-line application when applying. Students must also submit an additional statement (limit 500 words) along with your SHP General Scholarship personal statement. This additional statement should address the criteria listed above. Both personal statements should be submitted as one electronic file. For more information on the Judith Yannariello scholarship, please see below this table.

SHP Alumni Association Military Scholarship Standard SHP Scholarship Criteria and must have served or is serving currently in the military. Please make sure to indicate your interest in this specific scholarship  both on the on-line application as well as in your personal statement.
Catherine Gill Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions Department Students) Eligibility: part-time or full-time graduate or undergraduate student in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions department, entering their second year of study (or later) with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Also taken into consideration will be the student's previous efforts and contributions to the lives of persons with serious mental illness in a paid, volunteer and/or student capacity.   Selection made by the SHP Scholarship Committee
Champions Endowed Scholarship Based on financial need and academic merit.
Estate of Edith Richards Endowed Scholarship Standard SHP scholarship criteria
W. Paul Stillman Endowed Scholarship Trust fund Standard SHP scholarship criteria
Stanley Bergen Endowed Scholarship Partial-tuition, based on academic excellence and some financial need, must be NJ resident and US citizen
Student Assistance Endowment (New Jersey Health Foundation Scholarship) Standard SHP scholarship criteria
Wells Fargo Bank Endowed Scholarships for Allied Health Professionals Standard SHP scholarship criteria
SHP Endowed Student Scholarship  Scholarship is for full-time SHP students. Selected by a committee of SHP faculty, staff and alumni in consultation with the University's Office of Financial Aid for the determination of financial need. Must demonstrate financial need, academic merit and outstanding character.


Additional Scholarships (Application not thru the SHP General Scholarship Application)


Dean's Scholarship

Accepting applications 6//19/18 till August 1st, 2018

Scholarship Criteria

The SHP Dean’s Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one semester of study with a minimum of 6 credits, have earned at least a 3.0 GPA, and are in good standing with the School and University. Eligible students must have been admitted Spring 2018 or earlier. Recipients must demonstrate outstanding academic performance, and demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship is renewable for up to two years, contingent upon enrolling in 6 or more credits per semester (excluding summer), and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above while enrolled at SHP.  SHP grades will be considered as recent as after the Spring 2018 term (Summer 18 grades will not be considered).  

Scholarship Requirements

* Students must complete the SHP Dean’s Scholarship online application and submit by end of day August 1st, 2018 See link for the application below.

        Students must have completed their 2018/2019 FAFSA at the time of submitting the on-line application.

        Students must submit a personal statement at the time of completing the online application (no more than 2 pages)  

Any students not meeting the scholarship criteria as well as completing/submitting the requirements (both listed above) will be not be considered for this scholarship.  

Please note this scholarship is separate from the SHP General Scholarship Application process and students interested to apply must fully complete and submit the online SHP Dean’s Scholarship application with required documentation by the deadline of August 1st

Students who meet the criteria and requirements listed above and who have previously submitted their SHP General Scholarship Application for the upcoming 2018/2019 year (deadline - June 17th), may email and request to have their SHP General Scholarship application be considered for the Dean’s Scholarship.  Applicants will be reviewed and scholarship recipients will be announced by August 15th.

For any questions in regards to the SHP Dean’s Scholarship, please email .

Apply now for the Dean's scholarship


Please check back during the year for the posting of any additional scholarships  


Judith Yannariello, Ph.D, PA Classes of 2014 and 2015

Judith Yannariello Scholarship (2018/2019) Application Period Closed)


After many years as a biomedical researcher, at age 53 Judith Yannariello entered the PA Program in 2011 as a member of the class of 2014.  A week into her second year in August, 2012, a visit to her PCP led to hospitalization and an eventual diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.  Judith had surgery in October followed by chemotherapy and radiation. She finished treatment the following May and returned to the PA program in August, 2013, joining the class of 2015.

Judith Y ScholarshipGI symptoms reappeared in mid-fall and intensified as the semester went on. But with the support of the faculty and her great work ethic, Judith completed the didactic portion of the program and passed her comps in February, 2014.  Her Pinning Ceremony was one of the proudest days of her life, which she celebrated with her husband, Jack Zamboni, and daughter, Coral Brown. Her radiant smile is remembered by everyone who knew her.

She started her first clinical rotation, but her symptoms increased and she was unable to complete the rotation. Recurrence of the cancer was confirmed in April, 2014 and she had to withdraw from the PA program. She enjoyed some quality time with her family that summer, but weakened in the fall and died on October 27, 2014.  Though she was unable to complete the PA degree, she was conferred a Certificate of Completion of the didactic portion of the program on the day of her passing.

Judith left a lasting mark on her 2014 and 2015 classmates as well as the PA faculty.  To her younger colleagues, she was their “class mom” who offered support and wisdom in dealing with the challenges of both the PA Program and daily life.  Her perseverance in the face of adversity was an inspiration to all.

The Judith Yannariello, Ph.D Endowed Scholarship has been established by her family in memory of Judith.  It is funded by contributions from her family, many friends, PA Program faculty and Judith’s classmates. Its purpose is to honor her courage, hard work and, above all, her generosity of spirit, and to continue her legacy in the PA Program by supporting students who reflect her character.






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