Through scholarship programs, the Gateway Scholarship Foundation, Inc. seeks to develop meaningful and sustainable relationships between businesses and educational institutions that will foster a well-qualified future work-force and support the training and development of local employees. Each year the Foundation gives away several thousands of dollars in scholarships to qualified graduating Union County High School seniors studying a specific vocation or technical trade. The Foundation gives special priority to students who intend to seek training in any kind of vocational or technical trade.

Donors, especially Gateway Chamber members, are encouraged to participate at whatever level possible. The training that the post-high school students receive benefits them as well as those of you who support the students' efforts to achieve their goals by providing a strong and skilled workforce for the future.

The students' eligibility is evaluated by the Scholarship Committee on the basis of several criteria: financial need, personal statements and field of study.

This program provides a tangible way to encourage the relationship between the business and educational communities. Scholarships are awarded at a breakfast reception traditionally scheduled in May of each year.

The Gateway Scholarship Foundation Inc. gives strong preference to students pursuing a certificate or associate degree in a trade/vocational school.

  1. Click on the link below to open the printable application form.
  2. Print and complete the application form.
  3. Mail the completed form to Scholarship Gateway Scholarship Foundation, Inc. by the program's application postmark deadline. (The mailing address is on the application form.)

Click Here for Application (English)
Adobe .pdf  |  Microsoft Word .docx

Haga clic aquĆ­ para la solicitud de beca (Español)
Adobe .pdf  |  Microsoft Word .docx

You can type on the Microsoft Word .docx version and email to [email protected].

Note: Graduating Union County High School Seniors Only

Deadline Extended To: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Please only submit one version of the application, email or mail.

NOTE: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print .pdf files. If you do not have this free software installed on your computer, click here. Follow the directions to install Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download), then return to this page to proceed.


To make a donation to the Gateway Scholarship, mail a check payable to:

Gateway Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 300
Elizabeth, NJ 07207