U-M Club of Northern New Jersey: Scholarships

The University of Michigan Club of Northern New Jersey offers a need-based, non-renewable, scholarship to one scholar from the State of New Jersey who is enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan who is identified by the Office of Financial Aid as a “high need” or “medium need” student.  The Club will award a $5,000 Scholarship award for the 2025-2026 school year.  The announcement of the recipient will be made by the Scholarship Committee of the UM Club of Northern New Jersey before April 20, 2025.

Eligibility requirements for the 2025 award are noted below:

  1. The candidate must be an incoming Freshman with high academic achievement.
  2. The candidate must be identified by the Office of Financial Aid as a “high need” or “medium need” student.
  3. The candidate will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Northern New Jersey Club after evaluating essays submitted by the deadline.
  4. The candidate must have residency within the following zip codes within the State of New Jersey:  All ZIP Codes beginning with “07” and the following ZIP Codes that begin with “08.”NNJ 08

Please note the UM Office of Financial Aid must approve the candidate’s eligibility based upon verification of data supplied on the applicant’s FAFSA application form before a selection may be confirmed by the Club.

Historical Award Information

To date, UMNNJ has awarded $44,000 in scholarships.

2024: Sara Segeda, Phillipsburg HS

2023: David Shvarts, Bergen County Technical HS Teterboro

2022: Dennis Liu, Livingston HS

2021: Meadow Paliotta, Ridgewood HS

2020: Mirit Skeen, Montclair HS

2019: Markus Truumees, Mountain Lakes HS

2018: Rabiah Odumosu, The Hudson School

2017: Sean Zito, West Morris Central HS

2016: Dylan Scott, Westfield HS

2015: Sachie Kakehi, River Dell HS

2013: Mark French, Ridgewood HS

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