MCCC Launches NJSTARS Program for Fall 2004


Mercer County Community College has launched the NJSTARS program (Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship), which will provide free tuition for high-achieving New Jersey high school students who graduate the top 20% of their high school class. Students may apply now for entry in the Fall 2004 semester.

Governor McGreevey proposed the program in February, and Mercer is taking the lead in anticipation of the legislation’s approval in June. The college’s Foundation Board has guaranteed all scholarships.

" Mercer is eager to attract the best and the brightest students," said MCCC President Robert Rose said. "We want our top high school students to remain in-state and become part of our local economy."

Rose recently hosted a breakfast meeting with guidance counselors from high schools throughout the county to acquaint them with the NJSTARS program.

While not based on financial need, all candidates applying for NJSTARS must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1, which is the college's Fall semester priority deadline.

Students and parents can learn more about this and other financing options at an MCCC's Open House on April 21 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. The event is free and open to the public. For information call the Admissions Office at 609-586-0505 or email

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