New Jersey students, come home!

Your families, your communities, and your State need you now.

As New Jersey faces the challenges of rebuilding a devastated economy due to the coronavirus crisis, our state needs help from the 120,000 New Jersey residents who attend a college or university outside of our borders. New Jersey needs your energy, your intelligence, and your commitment.

Our public universities and colleges are open and ready to welcome you home, to provide an easy transfer process, and to enable you to finish your degrees and help revitalize your state with your talent and service. More than 33,000 students leave New Jersey every year to study elsewhere, leaving behind opportunities to attend top-ranked institutions at in-state tuition rates.

Join the NJ Scholar Corps program and stand up for your home state. In doing so, you will have the opportunity to attend one of New Jersey’s outstanding public universities and colleges, with hundreds of available degree programs, highly qualified faculty, vibrant campuses, opportunities to conduct research with faculty and for internships in business and community organizations, building career connections in your home state.

And you will have all that at a cost of attendance that may be lower than out-of-state, a factor that may be important to you and your families at this difficult time.

The New Jersey Scholar Corps program is open to all New Jersey students currently studying at an accredited four-year, out-of-state university or college.

Students may choose to apply to one or to several of the 10 participating institutions. You will get:

  • A streamlined application process.
  • Guaranteed acceptance of all credits earned with a grade of C or better at an accredited out-of-state institution
  • Access to the scholarship and financial aid programs offered by the State and the institution
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing, if desired, at those institutions that offer student housing, based on availability at the time you commit
  • Opportunities to help our state recover, whether it’s restocking the shelves at local food banks, coordinating family assistance programs, or volunteering to help frontline workers. The college or university you choose will work with local communities and develop programs that fit the area’s needs and can be delivered safely. Specific details will depend, of course, on the timeline for re-opening our state
  • Most important, the opportunity to attend a great university or college while participating in campus-based NJ Scholar Corps volunteer service activities to help rebuild New Jersey’s communities