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Upcoming Graduates...

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

We know that making the jump from high school to college can be difficult. As educational leaders, it is an honor and our duty to help lift students like you up so that you too 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!

Scholarship Information Last Updated Jan 21, 2022

Attention Students, Parents, School Counselors, and Principals,

The Monmouth County Curriculum Consortium (MC3) is proud to announce its seventh 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 each year to include over 50 districts in three NJ counties. The support of membership dues allows it to hold training and sharing sessions covering every aspect of education, from testing to technology, as well as 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 by visiting
  2. Answer all required questions.
  3. Email your guidance counselor or principal this link ( ) in order 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 (New for 2022):
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 name and other identifiers and then forwarded to 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 five highest averages are each awarded a $1000 scholarship.
    • In the event that there are ties creating more than 5 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 Friday, March 4, 2022. Directions are on the online form.
  3. Student winners are planned to be announced at the regular April 8, 2021 MC3 General Meeting. Students will be asked in the form if they mind sharing their essay 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 school verification form.
  4. Meets threshold scores on essay, which will be scored on
    1. Originality (5 pts)
    2. Personal meaning (5 pts)
    3. Relevance to K-12 school experience (5 pts)