Betsy Niles Scholarship

The Betsy Niles scholarship is offered in memory of Betsy Niles, a children's book editor and lifelong resident of Montclair. Betsy passed away in 2011 and, in keeping with her tradition of lifelong giving, her organs were donated. Betsy was known for always giving the perfect gift for every occasion. Betsy's last gift was the greatest gift of all, the gift of life. Eligibility:-Student must be a New Jersey resident-Student must be a full-time high school senior, who will be entering college in the upcoming fall-Student must be an awareness advocate or has been personally affected or is a family member of someone personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation-Student must be in good academic standing-Employees of NJSN or the NJSN Foundation, their spouse and/or children are not eligible for scholarship consideration-Board Members of NJSN and the NJSN Foundation, their spouse and/or children are not eligible for scholarship considerationApplicants must write an essay about organ and/or tissue donation: How organ and tissue donation has impacted your life, knowledge of organ and tissue donation, active participation in awareness events, etc. Hint: Organ and tissue donation awareness involves educating the general public about the importance of donation. You should elaborate on your activities to promote organ, tissue and eye donation as donor awareness advocacy is the major factor in determining the scholarship award. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $5,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes