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Unformatted text preview: State of New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) and Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) NJ-­‐Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship (NJ-­‐GIVS) for Women and Minorities Fact Sheet NJ-­‐GIVS pays up to $2,000 per year or up to the cost of tuition in an eligible certificate or degree program, less any federal, state or institutional financial aid. The scholarship is funded by the SDA and administered by HESAA. Funding is limited and awards will be made on a first-­‐come, first-­‐served basis. To receive an award you must meet all eligibility requirements. Eligibility Requirements – According to N.J.S.A. 52:18A-­‐240, the Schools Development Authority must set aside a portion of the revenues from its construction contracts for training programs for women and minority group members. To receive NJ-­‐GIVS you must be a female or a minority group member. • Minority groups include the following as defined at N.J.A.C. 17:46-­‐1.2: “ ‘Minority’ means a person who is: 1) Black, which is a person having origins in any of the black racial groups in Africa; or 2) Hispanic, which is a person of Spanish or Portuguese culture, with origins in Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean Islands, regardless of race; or 3) Asian American, which is a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Hawaii or the Pacific Islands; or 4) American Indian or Alaskan native, which is a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America.” • You must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have an annual household income below $60,000. • Your award may be used at any of New Jersey’s 19 county colleges, county vocational technical schools or a proprietary trade school affiliated with an institution eligible to participate in the New Jersey TAG (Tuition Aid Grant) program. To apply please fill out an application online by visiting . • New Jersey grants and scholarships are limited to U.S. citizens and eligible non-­‐citizens who have received approval from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to remain in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Students in the U.S. on a temporary basis -­‐ who do not have approved permanent resident status from USCIS -­‐ are not eligible to receive an award. • Male award recipients will be required to prove they have registered with the Selective Service System. Registration is included within the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). • New Jersey grants and scholarships are limited to New Jersey residents. A New Jersey resident must have resided in the State for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to receiving the award. NOTE: Eligible non-­‐citizens must reside in New Jersey for 12 consecutive months after receiving permanent resident status from USCIS to meet the State residency requirement. • Students must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent to be eligible. Application Deadlines Applicants must file the on-­‐line application by December 1st for the fall semester and June 1st for the spring semester, and have a current academic year FAFSA on file. You can file your FAFSA at . Award Payment and Renewal After classes start and HESAA receives confirmation of your enrollment status and you are meeting the school’s standard of satisfactory academic progress, payment will be sent to your college, vocational, or proprietary school. The award is renewable for one year, depending on the availability of future SDA funds. To renew for a second year, you must continue to meet all eligibility requirements: 1) file a FAFSA; 2) enroll at an eligible New Jersey institution; and 3) maintain satisfactory academic progress. Eligible Programs Architectural Building Construction Technology Architectural Engineering Technology Building Construction Technology Building Maintenance Carpentry Civil Construction Engineering Technology Civil Engineering Technology Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology Construction Management Technology Construction Supervision Construction Technology Electronics Engineering Technology Electrical Trades Engineering Engineering Science Engineering Technology Environmental Control Technology Fiber Optic Technical Specialist General Engineering Technology Heating/Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Ventilation Industrial Technology Landscape/Design/Build Masonry Network Engineering Technology Plumbing Quality Assurance Technology Solar Energy Technology Surveying Technology Sustainable Energy Technology Technical Studies Welding Eligible New Jersey Institutions County College Technical/Vocational Schools Atlantic County Institute of Technology Bergen County Technical School Burlington County Institute of Technology Cape May County Technical School District Passaic County Technical Institute Sussex County Technical School Union County Vocational-­‐Technical Schools Warren County Vocational-­‐Technical School County Colleges Ocean County College Passaic County Community College Raritan Valley Community College Rowan College at Burlington County Rowan College at Gloucester County Cumberland County Technical Education Center Essex County Vocational Technical Schools Gloucester County Institute of Technology Hudson County Schools of Technology Hunterdon County Polytech Atlantic Cape Community College Bergen Community College Brookdale Community College Camden County College County College of Morris Salem Community College Sussex County Community College Union County College Warren County Community College Mercer County Technical Schools Middlesex County Vocational & Technical Schools Monmouth County Vocational School District Morris County Vocational School District Ocean County Vocational-­‐Technical School Cumberland County College Essex County College Mercer County Community College Hudson County Community College Middlesex County College Eastwick College of Nutley Ho-­‐Ho-­‐Kus School of Trade* Proprietary Schools *Affiliated with Eastwick College of Nutley For Further Information Call the HESAA Customer Care Line (English and Espanol) Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 609-­‐584-­‐4480. You can send an e-­‐mail to [email protected], or send a letter by postal mail to N.J. Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, NJ-­‐GIVS, P.O. Box 540, Trenton, NJ 08625-­‐0540. Please be sure to include your name and telephone number. Revised 4/5/16 ...
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