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Scholarship Overview:

Sandwiched between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey is one of the nation’s most fascinating states. This piece of the USA puzzle is home to brilliant minds, musicians, artists, chefs and athletes. Despite hosting America’s first baseball game and the invention of the incandescent lamp, the vast majority of our country can’t seem to separate us from Snookie and DJ Pauly D.

Our 2015 scholarship aims to show America the #RealNJ. We ask you to capture the most amazing pieces of New Jersey and we ask that you do it in the medium that allows you to most effectively express yourself. A $2,000 and $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to two students based on the judging criteria below. We believe in the importance of higher education and we are passionate about our home. Show us your Jersey pride. Show us the #RealNJ.

Scholarship Details

Scholarship Award Amount:

First Place: $2,000
Second Place: $1,000

Entry Deadline:

April 30th, 2015

Acceptable Submission Formats:

  • Video/Film (no longer than 7 minutes)
  • Essay (limit of 500 words)
  • Photo Essay
  • Poem
  • Song (no longer than 4 minutes)
  • Visual art

Hashtag: Don't forget to promote your submission on social using #RealNJ so we can find it and share with our audience.

Please email your submission to scholarship@remax-nj.com

Judging Criteria:

Your entries will be judged by our management staff on the following criteria:

  • Ingenuity
  • Clarity of message
  • Grammar and spelling
  • Evocativeness

Rules & Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a graduating senior in high school or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program with an expected graduation no earlier than December 2015.
  • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation or college enrollment.
  • Once submitted, your entry will become property of RE/MAX of New Jersey and can be used by RE/MAX of New Jersey for any purpose.
  • Only one entry per student permitted. Only the latest entry will be considered.
  • Entries containing plagiarized material or off-topic content will result in disqualification.

Submissions From Anywhere Are Welcome

Applicants do not have to be from New Jersey in order qualify for this scholarship. 

We'd love to see content that speaks to the perception of New Jersey throughout the US and even the world..All submissions are welcome.

Check out the results from our 2014 scholarship: remax-nj.com/scholarship-data

How to Submit

To get started fill out the questionnaire and then email your submission to scholarship@remax-nj.com. Good Luck!