Scholarship

Since inception, EWNJ’s unique Graduate Merit Award Program has awarded over $1.3 million in tuition assistance to women who are non-traditional graduate school students attending New Jersey colleges and universities. EWNJ funds these scholarships to establish a pipeline of future women leaders.

The 2019 scholarship submission window is now closed. Keep an eye out for more information on the 2019 recipients!

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 in the process of retooling their career
    • A student that comes from a non-traditional educational or socioeconomic background

The 2019 Named Awards are:

      • EWNJ President’s Scholarship awarded to Talicia Jackson, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
      • EWNJ’s Past President Award awarded to Catrina Palmer, Candidate for Ph.D. in Organizational Management, Rutgers University
      • RWJBarnabas Health Award awarded to Joyce Lu, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine, Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
      • Janssen Cardiovascular & Metabolism Award awarded to Steffany Conyers, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
      • PSEG Award awarded to Yoliem Miranda Alarcon, Candidate for Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University
      • Princeton Legal Search Award awarded to Pul Park, Candidate for Joint M.D. and Ph.D., Rutgers University / Princeton University

EWNJ has awarded scholarship grants of $5,000 to women at New Jersey institution of higher learning.

Graduate Merit Award Program 2019 Winners

    • Samantha Bahna
      Candidate for Doctorate in Education, New Jersey City University
    • Raya Calvert
      Candidate for Masters, Physicians Assistant, Seton Hall University
    • Apurva Limaye
      Candidate for Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
    • Anne Nadel-Walbridge
      Candidate for Master in Literature, Drew University
    • Shivaniben Patel
      Candidate for Doctor of Pharmacy, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    • Roseli Rojo Posada
      Candidate for Ph.D. in Spanish, Rutgers University
    • Eve Reilly
      Candidate for Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers University

Graduate Merit Award Program 2018 Scholarship Winners

    • Krista Welz
      Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership Technology, New Jersey City University
      EWNJ President’s Scholarship
    • Erica Amianda
      Master of Health Care Administration, Seton Hall University
      EWNJ Past President’s Scholarship
    • Allison Murawski
      Joint M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Rutgers University and Princeton University
      RWJBarnabas Health Women’s Leadership Alliance
    • Rachel Montel
      Ph.D. in Molecular Bioscience, Seton Hall University
      Janssen Cardiovascular & Metabolism Award
    • Caitlin Edore
      Master in Education in Integrative STEM, College of New Jersey
      PSEG Award
    • Audrey Biondi
      Master of Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology
      STRIDES® Advancing Women in Business Award
    • Tameka Bordeaux
      Master of Mental Health Counseling, New Jersey City University
    • Cynthia Diaz
      Doctor of Physical Therapy, Rutgers University School of Health
    • Kelly Keefe Marcoux
      Ph.D. in Nursing, Seton Hall University
    • Jenelle McLeod
      Master in School Counseling, Caldwell University
    • Sandra Medina
      Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Culture, Rutgers University
    • Genaya Palmer
      Master of Counseling with Art Therapy Concentration, Caldwell University
    • Marie Tonini
      Master of Counseling Psychology, Caldwell University
    • Noelia Vasquez
      Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, New Jersey City University
    • Magdalena Wozniak
      Doctor of Physical Therapy, Seton Hall University

Graduate Merit Award Program 2017 Scholarship Winners

    • Kiersten Frenchu
      M.D., Robert Wood Johnson
      EWNJ President’s Scholarship
    • Karen Hood-Kasim
      Executive MBA, Montclair State University
      EWNJ Past President’s Scholarship
    • Sana Ahmad
      M.D./Ph.D., Rutgers University
      RWJBarnabas Health Women’s Leadership Alliance
    • LaTasha Fraser
      Ph.D., Biomedical Science, Rutgers University Newark
      Janssen Cardiovascular & Metabolism Award
    • Tania Feliz-Patron
      Master of Education, Integrated STEM, The College of New Jersey
      PSEG Award
    • Paulina Krzyszcyk
      Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University
      STRIDES® Advancing Women in Business Award
    • Bridget Anton
      Master of Arts, Counselor Education, College of New Jersey
    • Tiara C. Brown
      Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    • Anne Michele Goldin
      Ph.D., Bilingualism and Second Language, Rutgers University
    • Grace Ibitamuno
      M.D./Ph.D., Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson
    • Francesca Jean-Baptiste
      MBA, Montclair State University
    • Elvira Kastratie
      MBA, Rider University
    • Samantha Selikoff
      Master in Engineering, College of New Jersey
    • Anna Slusarczyk
      MBA, Montclair State University

Graduate Merit Award Program 2016 Scholarship Winners

    • Asha Martin
      Doctor of Medicine, Rutgers Medical School
      RWJBarnabas Health Women’s Leadership Alliance and EWNJ President’s Scholarship
    • Kathleen Montgomery
      Doctor of Pharmacy & Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Fairleigh Dickinson University
      Janssen Cardiovascular & Metabolism Award
    • Maria Qadri
      Doctorate in Bio-Medical Engineering, Rutgers University
      PSEG Award
    • Demetra Murray
      Master of Science in Finance, New Jersey City University
      STRIDES® Advancing Women in Business Award
    • Jenna Breitinger
      Rutgers University, Doctorate, Physical Therapy
    • Mary Kate Collins
      Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Juris Doctor
    • Suepavade DeNardo
      William Paterson University, Master of Arts, K-12 Teaching, Biology Program
    • Jazmine DeWees
      Montclair State University, Master of Arts
    • Kelly Gentry
      Montclair State University, Doctorate, Counseling
    • Miriam Gerstein
      Rutgers University, Doctorate, Mathematics Education
    • Diana Gonzalez
      Rutgers University, Master of Arts, Education
    • Margaret MacGibney
      RWJ/Rutgers Graduate School of Education & Princeton University M.D./Ph.D., Medical & Health Professions
    • Sarah Misenko
      Rutgers University, Doctorate, Biochemistry
    • Evalyne Orwenyo
      Montclair State University, Doctorate, Social Work
    • Yacoba Vroom-Teschemaker
      Montclair State University, Master of Science, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry

Graduate Merit Award Program 2015 Scholarship Winners

    • Traci Ballou-Broadnax
      Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
      EWNJ President’s Scholarship
    • Philomena Chu
      Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ph.D. in Plant Biology
      PSEG Award
    • Kate O’Neill
      Rutgers University, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
      STRIDES® Advancing Women in Business Award
    • Elsayed Amira
      Rutgers School of Public Health, Masters of Public Health
    • Dania Goodin
      Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Medical Doctor
    • Kristen Harris
      New Jersey Medical School, Medical Doctor
    • Eleanor Ojinnaka
      Montclair State University, Masters in Chemistry
    • Melanie Pangilinan
      Montclair State University, Doctorate of Audiology
    • Susan Polkowski
      Rutgers University, Doctorate of Psychology
    • Hannah Simon
      Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Medical Doctor
    • Jacquelyn Suarez
      Rutgers University School of Law Camden, Juris Doctor
    • Nancy Tiffany
      College of Saint Elizabeth, Masters of Counseling Psychology