Financial Aid

Scholarship Information

Tuition scholarships are available to individuals who plan to enroll at SCC, as well as currently enrolled students. Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, financial need and other designated reasons. The complete list of scholarships and applications are available online in the Scholarship Booklet or in the Admissions Office. Priority will be given to students who apply by June 1. Scholarships will continue to be awarded as funds are available.


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Applying for Salem Community College Scholarship

Priority will be given to students who apply by June 1:
  • New students must complete all steps.
  • Students who received an SCC scholarship previously must complete Steps 2 through 5.


  1. If you haven't already done so, complete and submit an application for admission to Salem Community College.
  2. Complete and submit the scholarship application form on reverse.
  3. Complete and submit the FAFSA at
  4. Personal Statement of Need: Please submit on a separate sheet of paper a typed essay describing your educational and career goals, explaining why you deserve a scholarship (e.g. GPA, extracurricular activities, community service and personal circumstances) and sharing how a scholarship award from the SCC Foundation will help you achieve your goals.
  5. Submit two letters of reference - one from an educational professional and the second from a community member not related to you. These individuals should offer insight into your academic abilities and personal qualities of dedication and leadership. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly to the address below.
  6. If a current high school student, have a copy of your high school transcript sent directly to SCC at the address below. If a transfer student, have transcripts of all college-level courses sent directly to SCC at the address below. Current SCC students will be evaluated on the basis of their SCC transcript which is on file.

Send all materials to:

SCC Scholarship Committee/Financial Aid Office
Salem Community College
460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069



Samuel H. Jones, Jr. Scholarship Grant - In Memory of Henry Paulding

Scholarship grants of financial aid for payment of the costs of tuition, books, materials, and other specified costs, are available to qualifying high school graduates of Woodstown High School who will be attending Salem Community College, Rowan University, the Salem County Vocational Technical School, or Gloucester County Vocational Technical School as full-time or part-time students pursuing any approved course of learning or training offered by such institutions.

In order to qualify as candidates for scholarship grant awards, students must submit a copy of the student's complete high school record, proof of admission at one of the specified institutions, and such other information as may be required by the Trustee of all applicants, including a statement from the student setting forth the intended course of study and the reasons why the student should be considered for a scholarship grant award.


All applications should be mailed to:

Clermont Wealth Strategies
Attn: Heather Maloney
PO Box 7989
Lancaster, PA 17604-7989


Hope Scholarship Tax Credit

The Hope Scholarship, established by the federal government's Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, provides a tax credit of up to $1,500 per year for students from middle-income families for the first two years of college. The tax credit will be available in an amount of 100 percent for the first $1,000 of qualified tuition and related expenses paid, plus 50 percent of the next $1,000. The amount of tuition and fees covered by the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit is reduced by other grant and scholarship aid received.