The Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRET), an affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), believes it is particularly important to encourage and enable New Jersey residents to pursue health careers. HRET established a scholarship fund to assist in meeting this need.

In recognition of the rising cost of higher education, and in cooperation with HRET, NJHA will provide grants for financial support (minimum of $2,500 each to one or more applicants) to selected students who are enrolled in the following programs:

  • Junior or senior year undergraduate study in hospital or healthcare administration, public administration, nursing or allied health profession
  • Graduate study in hospital or healthcare administration, public administration, graduate study in nursing or other health profession
  • Graduate student pursuing an advanced degree to prepare to teach in nursing. This grant will assist the applicant in attaining an advanced degree to join the faculty of an accredited teaching institution.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Be a New Jersey resident
  2. Accepted in a graduate or undergraduate (junior and seniors only) program in hospital or healthcare administration or a graduate or undergraduate (junior or senior only) program in nursing or allied health profession
  3. Have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4 point system or equivalent)
  4. Demonstrate financial need with a FAFSA document, including applicant's Student Aid Report (SAR).

How To Apply:

  • Provide a two-page essay detailing your academic plans for the future and substantiating the eligibility requirements have been met. Essays will be 50 percent of the judging criteria.
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from the head of the program in which the student is enrolled or from a current supervisor.
  • Provide an official transcript (online transcript copies are not accepted).
  • Provide applicant's FAFSA application, including the SAR, for the previous year.
  • Provide a current address, phone number and email address.

Incomplete Applications will NOT be considered

Scholarship(s) recipients will be notified in October 2018.

Send application to:
HRET Scholarship Program
PO Box 1
Princeton, NJ 08543-0001
Attention: Debbie Furchak

For more information: (609) 275-4072

If using FedEx or UPS: 760 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

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