2014 Heart of a Hero Scholarship Application Form

2014 Heart of a Hero Scholarship Application Form

The Heart of a Hero Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship being awarded to New Jersey military service members to use towards their post-secondary or master’s education. New Jersey Heroes will be able to award 10 worthy recipients this scholarship. New Jersey Heroes recognizes and celebrates the inspiring work being done by individuals and non-profit organizations across the Garden State to improve their communities and the lives of New Jersey residents.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria for Applicants:

  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be a New Jersey resident.
  • Must have received a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma (GED).
  • Must have served in the military and submit documentation of military service (i.e. DD214, NGB22, etc). If applicant has been discharged from the military, must show proof of honorable discharge.
  • Must submit a completed scholarship application form via email, mail, or online submission.
  • Must enroll as a student at an accredited college/university or a vocational training school in the 2014-2015 school year (Fall or Spring Semester).
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and community contribution, in the spirit of New Jersey Heroes.
  • Application essays must be typed, double spaced, with size 12 font. Maximum 500 word count per essay.

Application Process:

  • Application Deadline is Friday, August 1, 2014.
  • This Heart of a Hero Scholarship is to only be used for post-secondary or master’s program tuition, fees, or books. The scholarship check will be made payable directly to the university of the recipient.
  • Applicants must fully complete the application form either online at the New Jersey Heroes website: http://newjerseyheroes.org (Click on ‘Scholarship Application’ button) by no later than 5:00pm on Friday, August 1, 2014 or submit an application via US Mail postmarked no later than August 1, 2014 and mailed to NJ Heroes, P.O. Box 95, Mendham, NJ 07945-0095.
  • The New Jersey Heroes Scholarship Selection Committee will review and evaluate all scholarship applications and choose the appropriate recipients.
  • Recipients of the scholarships will be notified in late August.


Full Name (required)

Street Address, City, State, Zip (required)

Home Phone/Cell Phone (required)

Your Email (required)

Birth Date (required)

Age (required)

High School Attended & Dates of Attendance (required)

College or Vocational School attending (required)

Year in School (i.e. incoming freshman, sophomore, etc.) (required)

Branch of Military (required)

Dates of Military Service (required)

Attach documentation for Proof of Military Service (i.e. DD214, NGB22, etc).  If you have been discharged from the military, must show proof of honorable discharge. (required)

Reference & Contact Information (no familial relation) (required)

With the exception of motor vehicle violations, do you have any pending legal actions against you or have you ever been charged with a crime, misdemeanor, or disorderly persons offense in the state of New Jersey or any other state?

If you answered yes to question 13, please explain

New Jersey Heroes recognizes outstanding individuals in our state who are doing remarkable things to help improve the lives of others and give back to their communities.  In that spirit, briefly describe a community service/volunteering experience you have been involved with in which you made a difference in your community or in New Jersey. (Maximum 500 word count.)

Attach a list of any additional community service/volunteer activities you have been involved in over the past few years.  Please include the dates you participated, locations, and a brief description of each activity (2 sentences max per activity).

Tell us about your future goals and how the scholarship will be used to meet those goals.  Please feel free to include significant people and/or events that have influenced you.  (Maximum 500 word count.)

I affirm that the information provided in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that if any of the information provided herein is knowingly false and/or inaccurate, I am subject to disqualification and will be ineligible for any award.  I consent to the verification of information contained in my application.  I understand that if selected, the scholarship check will be made payable to my college institution and will be sent directly to them for deposit into my student account to be applied to tuition, fees, and/or books.  I understand if I am selected that I will need to provide all required information for payment to New Jersey Heroes by December 1, 2014 otherwise I will forfeit the scholarship.  I hereby agree to these terms.

Electronic Signature of Applicant:


Please leave this field empty.

* We encourage all male applicants of 18 years of age to register for Selective Service at www.sss.gov, if you haven’t done so already. *