Apply for NJBEST Scholarship

The NJBEST Scholarship provides a tax-free scholarship to beneficiaries of an NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan.1

Requirements to qualify include2:

NJBEST account owner or beneficiary must be a New Jersey resident

Beneficiary must enroll as a first semester undergraduate freshman at a New Jersey college or university and be enrolled for at least half-time

Participant must make a withdrawal for qualified educational expenses

Participant must meet minimum contribution thresholds (presently $1,200)

Account must have been open for at least 4 years

How to apply

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How much can you receive?

The longer you contribute at or above minimum contribution levels, the greater the college scholarship amount:

ContributionsFull Years
Account Open
Scholarship Amount
$1,200 4 $500
$1,800 6 $750
$2,400 8 $1,000
$3,000 10 $1,250
$3,600 12 $1,500

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How to Apply

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