YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Investing in the future of college-or-trade-school-bound high school seniors with Tourette Syndrome has been an important function of NJCTS for over a decade. NJCTS has awarded over 325 scholarships to New Jersey graduating high school seniors who have excelled in their schools and communities in the face of living with Tourette Syndrome
- Academic achievement, community involvement, accomplishments as an individual living with Tourette Syndrome, a challenging and complex neurological disorder, all play a part in the NJCTS Scholarship Committee’s decision in selecting winning candidates each year.
- Eligible high school seniors apply by early Spring by providing an essay and can include a video of a special talent and letters of recommendation.
- Scholarship amounts are the discretion of the scholarship committee who have been briefed by the financial department on the funds available in the scholarship account.
- NJCTS congratulates each winner with a press release distributed to their local print and online publications. (provided we have permission from the candidate)
- Deadline is April 16 (postmarked or hand-delivered)
In 2021, NJCTS named one of the top scholarships, one given to an NJCTS Youth Advocate, after our founder, Faith W. Rice. The application process remains the same.
The NJCTS Youth Scholarship Program has been made possible through generous gifts from donors. Those interested in donating specifically to the scholarship may do so by designating NJCTS Scholarship Fund on their checks and forwarding the contribution to: NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, Inc., 50 Division St. Ste. 205 Somerville, NJ 08876. Or click here.
EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
NJCTS seeks nominations from families for the NJCTS Educator of the Year Award. The award will go to an educator in New Jersey who has made a significant difference in the life of a child with Tourette Syndrome.