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 335 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)
- Top winners are invited to a special awareness event in June.
- Deadline is March 15, 2024 (postmarked or hand-delivered to our office)
In 2021, NJCTS named one of the top scholarships after our founder, Faith W. Rice. It is awarded to a student advocate at the discretion of the Executive Director. There is no separate application process for this award, however, it can be awarded for any level of continuing education.
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., Suite 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. If you wish to nominate a teacher, guidance counselor, or other education professional in the school your child attends, please use the form below. The deadline is March 15. (Nomination can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with Educator of the Year in the subject line.)
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders is seeking nominations from its membership for its NJCTS Heathcare Professional of the Year Award. The award will go to an healthcare professional in New Jersey who has made a significant difference in the life of a child with Tourette Syndrome. If you wish to nominate a nurse, doctor, psychologist or other healthcare professional, please use the form below. The deadline is March 15. (Nomination can be emailed to email@example.com with Educator of the Year in the subject line.)
Thank you to the sponsors that support our scholarship program!
|The Jeff Vitek Memorial Fund