Edith and Oscar Smilak Memorial Scholarship

The Edith and Oscar Smilak Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 to provide financial support to undergraduate students at Thomas Edison State College who demonstrate a commitment to making a contribution to the improvement of society through study of the arts, human services or political science.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must meet the following:

  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Enrollment Status: Enrolled
  • Type of degree/certificate: Associate or Bachelor degree in one of the followiing:
    • Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Arts in  Human Services (AAHS)
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) (any Area of Study) or Bachelor of Arts in Human Services (BSHS)
  • Other Criteria: None

For more information on determining whether you are eligible for this scholarship, contact the College Scholarship Committee at scholarship@tesc.edu .

Award Criteria: To be considered for an award, the student must meet the following:

  • Meet all eligibility criteria described on the respective scholarship's webpage.
  • Submit a completed Thomas Edison State College Scholarship Application during the application period.
  • Have applied for federal and State (NJ residents only) financial aid through the FAFSA and the Thomas Edison State College Financial Aid Application.
  • Submit any required supplemental documentation before the end of the application period.
  • Students enrolled with the College at the time of scholarship application must have:
    • Completed a minimum of 12 Thomas Edison State College credits, with at least six hours being from Online or Guided Study courses.
    • A minimum Thomas Edison State College GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
    • Successfully completed a minimum of 66 percent of courses attempted at Thomas Edison State College. Incompletes, withdrawals, and failed classes do not count as completed credits.

Supplemental Documentation Required: None

Next Opportunity to Apply for Scholarships

The 2015-2016 General Scholarship Award Year will open on June 1, 2015. The online scholarship application will be available on this page at that time.. View our scholarship information and schedule.

Scholarship questions? Email the Scholarship Committee.

Check out our Outside Scholarships page, including the sfex site for Military/Family Members.