Applying for NJBEST College 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

To learn more or to apply for the NJBEST Scholarship, click here.


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


How to Apply

Apply for the NJBEST College Scholarship online

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