Celebrating 40 years of advancing women’s leadership!



We’ve awarded nearly 350 women attending New Jersey colleges and universities over $1.4 million.

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The 2024 deadline for applications is May 15, 2024.

We’ve encountered the persistent myth that the pipeline of training and advancement for women leaders is empty. However, not only are women ready and willing to serve, but we work everyday to increase the number of women who are prepared for leadership.

EWNJ is leading the creation of a pipeline of diverse women leaders in New Jersey. Our Graduate Merit Award Program is the largest provider of scholarships to women who are non-traditional graduate students in the state. We are actively seeking ways to advance women leaders at any point in their journeys.

EWNJ defines a non-traditional student as the following:

  • A student who returns to her studies several years after receiving her undergraduate degree
  • A student who may have completed her undergraduate degree at a later date
  • A student that changed careers and is returning to school to retool their career
  • A student that comes from a non-traditional educational or socioeconomic background

Quotes from our past scholarship recipients