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New Scholarships Announced For NJ Students With Disabilities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The following news release comes courtesy of the Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey. Learn more about posting announcements or events to your local patch site.

The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey, a nonprofit group of 43 state-approved private special education schools, has opened the application cycle for its 2022 “Connections for the Future Scholarship.”

Each year, the Alliance awards three scholarships, at least one of which is for $1,000, to graduating public school seniors with disabilities. To be eligible, the student must be receiving special education and/or related services through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan in a public school in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union, Warren, or Sussex County.

Goals of the scholarships are to:

  • Help the winning students pursue post-secondary training, education or other vocational opportunities. The scholarship applicants do not need to go to college.
  • Encourage students with disabilities and their families to identify natural and community-based supports to help foster the success of students beyond graduation.
  • encourage goal-setting and planning for the future.

The scholarships’ eligibility and selection criteria, as well as the online application, can be found on the Alliance website: https://specialeducationalliancenj.org/alliance-scholarships/

Applications can be submitted online at: https://specialeducationalliancenj.org; printed and sent by mail to: Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey, 170 Changebridge Road C5-3, Montville, NJ 07045; or printed and sent by email to: outreach@specialeducationalliancenj.org. The deadline for applying is April 1, 2022.

Established in 2012 and now celebrating its 10th year, the mission of the Alliance of Private Special Educations Schools of North Jersey is to support and empower educators and advocates who serve students with special needs through education, information support, and advocacy.

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