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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.

Save the Day and Some Money.  Our Returning Student Scholarship application is now available.  Last year we awarded over $640,000 to new and returning students. Deadline to submit your application is Sunday, March, 1, 2020

Visit AwardSpring to apply. 

AwardSpring scholarship program

Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are also available. 

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. 

  1. Visit AwardSpring
  2. Sign in with your Buccaneer email and AwardSpring password.  New Users click "Set Your Password" to create a password using your Buccaneer email address.  Don't remember your Buccaneer email?  Click here to help with your student email account
  3. Contact 2 professors to request as a reference (can be current or past professor).  Please confirm permission has been granted prior to submitting your application.
  4. Create a 250-500 word essay.  
  5. The application process does not have to be completed all at once; AwardSpring saves your progress.  AwardSpring also automatically matches student applications to scholarship opportunities.  You only have to apply once!
  6. Deadline to submit your application is Sunday, March, 1, 2020.

Applicants are required to submit a 250-500 word essay on one of the topics below.  

  • You are required to spend the next year of your life in either the past or the future.  What year would you travel to and why?

  • Does any attribute, quality or skill distinguish you from everyone else?  How did you develop this attribute?  Did the development of this attribute require you to step outside your comfort zone or take a risk?  Explain how this attribute made you take a risk or step outside of your comfort zone.

Our scholarships are donated to or raised by Atlantic Cape Community College and the Atlantic Cape Foundation. Our Scholarship Committee chooses recipients from the scholarship applications.

Returning students:

Returning students can start applying now.  Just click here to begin our online application process. If chosen for a scholarship, it can be used for the upcoming Fall semester. It’s easy, with our new scholarship application process. Let’s get started!

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.

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, 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.