The Van Doren Scholars

Since 1996, New Jersey’s Peter Ellis Van Doren Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $1,000,000 in recognition of academic excellence. If you are a resident of Somerset County with a passion for learning and will continue full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited institution, you may qualify for selection as a Van Doren Scholar.

Important 2017 Dates

Mar 21Postmark deadline for 2017 applications
May 12Finalists notified
May 20Interviews to determine Van Doren Scholars
May 212017 recipients announced

Am I Eligible?

Frequently Asked Questions

Most questions about eligibility, enrollment status, or income qualifications are answered in our FAQ. In addition, your high school guidance office can help.

Where do I Apply?

Download the 2017 Application

Requires Adobe Reader. Applications are also available at school guidance offices and Somerset County Public Libraries.