German Heritage Council of NJ Scholarship

The German Heritage Council of New Jersey is offering several scholarships for 2017 in amounts ranging from $500 – $1000.  A special scholarship, honoring the former chairman Ted Hierl, will be awarded to an exceptionally qualified candidate in the amount of $1000 or greater.

The applicant must:

  1. Be a New Jersey high school senior.
  2. Either have a parent or grandparent of German heritage, who is currently a member of a German Club/organization, or have taken German classes.
  3. Fill out the entire application.
  4. Send in an official transcript from the attended high school and include a list of activities.
  5. Write a one-page essay in either English or German on:

“What My German Heritage Means to Me”


“Why I Was Interested in Learning the German Language”

The application and all supporting materials must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2017 and addressed to: German Heritage Council of New Jersey, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 36 Kay Road, Yardville, NJ 08620.

Additional information on applying for the scholarships and the application form can be found at