Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars for New Jersey Students

Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars are the top performing students in New Jersey high schools.  The scholarship, named after Edward J. Bloustein, the seventeenth President of Rutgers University and is based on class rank and SAT scores and does not depend on need. To be eligible students must attend Attend a New Jersey approved college or university.  Students don’t apply, they must be selected by their high school.



Students must:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement based upon secondary school records and SAT scores at the end of his/her junior year, as follows:
  • Class rank of one, two or three in their class and rank within the top ten (10.0) percent of their class at the end of their junior year
  • Class rank within the top ten (10.0) percent of their class at the end of the junior year with combined critical reading and math SAT scores of 1260 or higher at the end of the junior year
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be a permanent New Jersey resident for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to enrollment
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if required)
  • Be enrolled full-time in an approved degree or certificate program
  • Attend an approved New Jersey college, university or degree-granting proprietary school
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress to qualify for renewal

How Do I Apply

Candidates are selected for consideration by their high school based upon standard academic criteria in the fall of their senior year in high school. Award recipients are notified of their eligibility in December of their senior year in high school.