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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Corey Booker Launches The 2010 Newark City Of Brick College Scholarship Fund

City Of Newark Announces Launch Of The 2010 Brick City Scholarship Program

College-bound Newark High School Seniors with minimum 2.5 GPA are urged to apply; recipients will be awarded corporate donations

totaling $20,000 towards tuition and other college-related expenses; Deadline to submit applications is Friday, June 4

Mayor Cory A. Booker and the Newark Municipal Council announced that effective today all Newark high school seniors are able to apply for the City of Newark’s 2010 Brick City Scholarship Fund.

Created by the Booker Administration in 2007, the Brick City Scholarship Fund is aimed at Newark youth who have demonstrated resilience in their personal lives and achieved academic success in spite of hardships and challenges.

Eight winners will be chosen to receive a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 per year) to help cover the cost of Tuition and other College expenses.

“I am proud to announce the beginning of this year’s Brick City Scholarship program which, since its inception, has provided much-needed financial support to Newark youth from schools throughout the City,” said Mayor Booker.

“We have a responsibility, especially amidst the current economic climate, to support our young people and provide them with the tools necessary to succeed".

I encourage all of Newark’s college-bound high school seniors to take advantage of this great opportunity.”

The Brick City Scholarship Fund is a partnership of the City of Newark, Gale Real Estate Services Company and the Praedium Group – which donated $500,000 in April 2007 to fund the scholarship program – and will operate through 2010.

This alliance of public and private sectors demonstrates the City’s dedication to leveraging existing partnerships to provide much-needed resources and services for Newark residents.

Eligible candidates are expected to have maintained a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 during their senior year of high school and must be slated to attend a four-year college or university in Fall 2010.

In addition to the standard scholarship application form, every applicant is required to submit two one- to two-page personal essays and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or school administrator.

Students must also provide school transcripts documenting their cumulative GPA from Fall of 9th grade to Fall of 12th grade, as well as their attendance record for Fall 2009.

Students from traditional public schools, charter schools and private schools in Newark are urged to apply. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, June 4, 2010, and sent to the following address:

Brick City Scholarship Fund

Attention: Nelson Rodriguez

Newark City Hall, Office of the Mayor

920 Broad Street, Room 221

Newark, NJ 01702

Scholarship finalists will be notified no later than Friday, July 2, 2010. For more information on the Brick City Scholarship Fund, please visit the City of Newark website @

For more information on this, or any Newark municipal program or policy, contact the City of Newark’s Non-Emergency Call Center, at (973) 733-4311.

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