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Scholarships

Atlantic Cape receives generous donations and raises funds through our Foundation so that a wide range of scholarships are available for both new students and current students. We understand the need for scholarships to help with college costs throughout your time here and we have many scholarships available to help you with tuition, fees, and books.  Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are also available. 

Our scholarship campaign for returning students closed March 6; all applicants will receive a decision email in the Month of April. 

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The OceanFirst Bank Scholarship is now available!  Click on the button below to apply now!

Download OceanFirst Scholarship Application

OceanFirst Bank has donated $40,000 to Atlantic Cape for our Incoming and Returning students for the Fall 2022 semester.  To apply, students will need have a minimum 3.0 GPA, enroll in at least 6 credits for the Fall 2022 semester, reside within the OceanFirst Bank footprint and have completed the 22/23 FAFSA application.  New students will also need to submit a current copy of their high school or college transcript.  The deadline to submit your application is Friday, July 1, 2022.  Email your completed application to scholarship@atlantic.edu.  Visit here to learn more about the OceanFirst Foundation.

If you still have questions after going to our Q & A, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (609) 343-5082 or 625-1111, ext. 5082, or email Financial Aid. In Cape May County, call (609) 463-4774, ext. 5082. 

 

Scholarship FAQs

Returning students:

The campaign will open in the month of December .  If chosen for a scholarship, it can be used for the upcoming Fall semester. It’s easy, with our new scholarship application process. 

New students:

After completing your Atlantic Cape application, submitting your high school transcript to Admissions and completing your FAFSA, students are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities, no separate application required.  Award notifications will be sent to your Buccaneer Email in the month of July.

Our scholarships are donated to or raised by Atlantic Cape Community College and the Atlantic Cape Foundation.  Foundation funds provide college scholarships to students with financial need, capital for campus improvements, and cultural and educational community outreach programs. In its history, the Foundation has raised well over $5 million for college scholarships, academic programs and enhancing the campus environment.  All of our awards are contingent upon donor participation and vary each year.  Our Scholarship Committee chooses recipients from the scholarship applications.

The criteria vary according to the donor's wishes. Many require a minimum GPA, some specify financial need, and some are for a specific major, county of residence, community service or veteran status. There is even one for students who just love the beach!

No; however, if you wish to be considered for a "need-based" scholarship, you must provide us with your financial information. If you applied for Financial Aid (FAFSA) and applied to the College, we populate that information for you! We encourage you to apply for financial aid because you may be eligible. Did you know that many students lose out on grants because they apply because they don't think they are eligible?

Yes. Atlantic Cape subscribes to a scholarship search engine called FASTWEB. Click on Internet Links & Documents for FASTWEB and other links. You will need to answer several questions about yourself, including, major, hobbies, interests, etc. The search engine will seek out any scholarship you meet the criteria for and instruct you on how to apply.

Yes. Our scholarship programs do not restrict Dreamers from applying for scholarships. And, did you know that Governor Murphy approved a bill so Dreamers can apply for State Grants. Click here for more information for New Jersey State Aid for Dreamers.