2024 Scholarship Recipients

We are excited to announce the three distinguished winners of the MC3 Student Leader Scholarship ($1000 each). Congrats to these students on writing extremely moving essays!

  • Gabriella Tienken - Manasquan High School
  • Anika Ajgaonkar - Biotechnology High School
  • Chloe Baeta - Middletown High School North

a happy graduate

Upcoming Graduates for the Class of 2024...

We salute you! Providing you with opportunities to earn scholarships is one of our greatest joys.

We know that jumping from high school to college can be difficult. As educational leaders, it is an honor and our duty to help lift students like you so that you may reach your potential.

We know you are busy, so we have provided step-by-step instructions below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Attention Students, Parents, School Counselors, and Principals,

The Monmouth County Curriculum Consortium (MC3) is proud to announce its eighth annual student leader scholarships. The MC3 is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing ideas and resources to improve learning. Since its founding in Monmouth County in 2012, it has expanded yearly to include over 50 districts in three NJ counties. The membership dues support it in holding training and sharing sessions covering every aspect of education, from testing to technology, and financial support for students and teachers of member districts through grants and scholarships.

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Application Process (read all steps first)

  1. Open the application.
  2. Answer all required questions.
  3. Email your guidance counselor or principal this link ( ) to be certified as eligible. Your application will not be processed if this form is not completed and submitted by your principal/counselor.

Essay Prompt: Please use the Common Application essay prompts. Select your preferred prompt. Please make sure that there is no identifying information remaining in your response when you complete the application.

  1. The MC3 Scholarship Team reviews applications anonymously. When applications are received, the essay is assigned a random number in place of the student's name. Other identifiers are removed, and then the application is forwarded to the committee members. Please do not refer to your name or the name of your school/district/town in the body of your essay!
    Essays are scored by each member based on a 15-point scale (see below). The three to five highest averages are each awarded a $1000 scholarship.
    In the event that there are ties creating in the top tier, two additional reviewers will be asked to read and score the essays in that tier.
  2. Applications are due by midnight Monday, March 25, 2024. Directions are on the online form.
  3. Student winners will be announced at the regular June 2024 MC3 Meeting. Students will be asked in the form if they mind sharing their essays anonymously for the benefit of our community.


  1. High school senior on track to graduate.
  2. Accepted to a college, university, or post-secondary CTE program.
  3. Application filled out completely and correctly, including the school verification form.
  4. Meets threshold scores on essays, which will be scored on:
  • Originality (5 pts)
  • Personal meaning (5 pts)
  • Relevance to K-12 school experience (5 pts)