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District Scholarship Application 2023-2024

  • The NJUHSD Scholarship Program partnered with Going Merry to host our local scholarships and offer you national ones. 
  • Below is a link to Going Merry and the "How To" information. We will be meeting in class to build your profiles. There will also be evening and weekend workshops available.  
  • Going Merry Link:
2022-2024 Student Writing Responses: These writing responses are to be copied and pasted into each scholarship application. Each scholarship application has four questions, which are the four writing responses.  
Helpful Tools-
Letter of Recommendation Request Form
This form will help people write a quality personalized LOR. I suggest you use this when asking people to write you a letter of recommendation.
Counselor Letter of Rec Request.pdf

How to Apply for NJUHSD Scholarships:

Local scholarships open on October 13

Create a Go Merry account/profile by visiting (check out the "How To" information first, located above)
  • Create an account using your personal email address-not your school email address and make it appropriate.
  • Complete your Student Responses (all four are required; see the above link).
  • Identify two individuals who can write you a letter of recommendation.  
  • Complete any additional information needed. Some scholarship applications require additional pages, essays, art submissions, etc., as required for those scholarships that ask for them, and upload them to your Go Merry account. Please upload these documents to your Go Merry profile in your "Documents" folder—label the file with scholarship name.  

NJUHSD Scholarship Applications Are Due:

January 26, 2024, at 9 pm


FAFSA Made Easier by Going Merry:

Below is information on connecting your IRS information with your FAFSA using the Going Merry program.

To connect to the IRS DRT: 
  • A student's FAFSA must be successfully "processed" (it takes 1-3 days after submitting for the FAFSA to be processed)
  • A student must have access to their parent's FSA ID and password
  • A student must have access to their parent's 2020 tax returns to double-check the exact spelling of things when connecting to the IRS.
  • Click here for a tutorial:

How to download your FAFSA SAR and upload it to your Going Merry account:

  • Once you have completed your FAFSA and submitted it through the government site, you will need to download your SAR (Student Aid Report).  
  • Log in to your My FAFSA (federal site), 
  • Scroll down to "View Correction History" & click on this button
  • When the new menu pops the upper right, click on "Print SAR" (it is very small print)
  • In the print menu, there is a drop-down box labeled "Source or Destination"-click on this and select SAVE AS A PDF
  • This will allow you to download this document to any device
  • Then log in to your Going Merry account and go to your DOCUMENTS section
  • Select UPLOAD and follow traditional upload practices to save this report to your DOCUMENTS section of your Going Merry account. You will need to attach this to some scholarships you are applying to. 

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Additional Essay Questions-Select Scholarships Only

Click below to go to additional requirements for scholarships, all additional documents need to be uploaded to your Going Merry account and attached to the scholarship application.  
  • Remember to upload the additional documents required to your Going Merry account and attach it to the scholarship application.  There is not an option to turn it in later or to anyone else.  Turn it in with your application on Going Merry.   
  • In addition, the list of scholarships will most likely change as new scholarships are expected to be added to the list.  So please check back periodically for updates on the list of scholarships associated with the District Scholarship Application.  (When completing the district scholarship application, complete the form using the year that you are a graduating senior.  
  • When completing financial aid for college, complete forms using the dates of the school year you will be attending college, not the school year you are a graduating senior.  This information applies to juniors graduating early as you are classified as a graduating senior for scholarship/financial aid purposes).        
  •   (Note:  For Mac users or those with Windows Vista operating system, copy the URL address and paste it into the URL address box.  You may also need to download Acrobat Adobe Reader.   For those of you having problems downloading a pdf, you may right click your mouse on the pdf, then "save target as" to the desktop, and then click open to access the fiile.  You may also need to click on "enable editing."  You may also need to click on "Sign" and then "Add Text.")
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