HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – The PSEG Foundation of New Jersey is offering scholarships worth $ 45,000 to select STEM students who wish to attend Hampton University.
The foundation, headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, has established the competitive scholarship program for Garden State students.
The $ 45,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected freshmen entering Hampton University in August 2022, according to a press release from the university. The scholarships will be awarded in installments of $ 22,500 each year.
“We are grateful for PSEG’s continued commitment to Hampton University and its remarkable School of Engineering and Technology,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, President of Hampton University. “By creating this new STEM scholarship for New Jersey residents, PSEG is creating an opportunity for the growth and development of new, diverse STEM academics.”
All applicants who compete for the scholarship must study in STEM-related fields such as engineering, mathematics, and information technology.
In addition to being from New Jersey, students competing for the scholarship must meet the minimum scholarship criteria:
- Must attend Hampton full time
- Must be a resident of the state of New Jersey
- Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA to be considered
- Must be majoring in an academic field related to science, technology, mathematics or another STEM field
- Must have financial need, as determined by the Hampton University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
The scholarship recipients will be chosen by the School of Engineering and Technology and the Admissions Office.
“As a New Jerseyan, I am so proud and delighted to hear that our own PSEG has established such a fund in my alma mater,” said William Parrish, president of the Northern New Jersey chapter of the National Alumni Association of Hampton. “New Jersey is a premier state for students who attend Hampton, and these academics will be part of a wonderful company when they arrive on campus. The NHAA Chapter will do everything possible to help publicize this scholarship opportunity in Hampton through New Jersey’s own PSEG.
PSEG Foundation President Calvin Ledford said: “We are proud to have worked with the leadership of Hampton University to create a program that will award scholarships to four high performing students. In addition, freshmen selected under this program who continue to do well and enroll at Hampton will have their scholarship renewed for an additional year, receiving $ 22,500 each for the remaining year of the fund. This program embodies the PSEG Foundation’s goal of supporting economic empowerment and equity in all of our communities.