Marjorie Ward Leaders Scholarship

Scholarships Available For Cape May County Residents!

Are you a good student, involved in school or community activities and interested in attending Atlantic Cape Community College?

The Marjorie Ward Leaders Scholarship is available Cape May County residents who are academically well prepared and show leadership potential through school, community, civic or sports activities.

To Be Eligible, You Must:

  • Be a Cape May County resident who graduates from high school within the year in which you apply for the scholarship and enroll in Atlantic Cape as a first time, full-time student.
  • Show leadership potential through school, community, civic or sports activities
  • Apply for admission and attend Atlantic Cape full time. (12 credits or more per semester, not including summer sessions)
  • Demonstrate financial need*
  • Earn a high school GPA of 2.5 or better as demonstrated on high school transcript with mid-year senior rank

*Financial need preferred, not required, but you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

To receive the scholarship in the second semester, you must:

  • Have completed 12 or more credits with a GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Perform 20 hours of community or college service work the first semester.

To Apply For The Scholarship:

  • Submit application, including transcript with mid-year senior rank and a total of two recommendations from a high school teacher, guidance counselor, principal, Atlantic Cape faculty or staff member, or community leader.
  • Apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • Interview with college committee composed of ACCESS Scholarship committee members and two Foundation Board members.

Important Dates

  • Scholarship Application Deadline (extended): May 13
  • Recipients Selected: Mid-May
  • Letter of Intent Due to Atlantic Cape: June 1
  • Enrollment Deadline: July 1

About Marjorie Ward

Marjorie Ward

The Marjorie Ward Leaders Scholarship is named in memory of Ms. Marjorie Ward, a longtime resident of Cape May. Born in 1898, her life spanned three centuries.

She passed away on May 10, 2004 at the age of 105. As an adventurous, well-read world traveler, Ms. Ward is described by friends and family members as someone who possessed a wealth of knowledge and endless energy.

After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in Home Economics, Ms. Ward taught for many years in the Montclair Junior High school system. Retiring in 1958, Ms. Ward chose Cape May County as her home. Though retired, Ms. Ward remained active for many years in the Retired Teachers Association. Ms. Ward also held memberships with the Society of New England Women, the Colonial Dames, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Mayflower Society, the Cape May Historical Society and Museum, the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May, and the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church -- all the while keeping a keen eye on the creation of the Cape May County campus of Atlantic Cape Community College.

Her generous bequest to the Atlantic Cape Foundation will provide $1,000 of financial assistance per semester for two continuous semesters in their freshman year, excluding summer sessions, to Cape May County residents who demonstrate leadership potential through The Marjorie Ward Leaders Scholarship Endowment Fund. The Foundation is grateful to Ms. Ward for selecting Atlantic Cape Community College as the recipient of her generosity and honored to carry out her wishes and to continue her legacy and memory in Cape May County.

Contact Information

For more information contact Paula Davis at or (609) 343-5091.