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At the New Jersey Hall of Fame, we believe that children are the future; that’s why we’re providing resources and opportunities that allow students and educators in New Jersey to strive for their fullest potential.


Areté Scholarship

Annual Scholarship Opportunity for NJ High School Seniors

The Areté Scholarship awards two (2) $5,000 Scholarships annually to one (1) female and (1) male high school senior in NJ for use towards their college or trade school education. Rooted in the ancient concept of Areté, Scholarship winners exemplify moral excellence of character and a determination to achieve their goals regardless of the challenges they meet on their path to greatness.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) awards The Areté Scholarship in partnership with the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and the NJHOF’s Lead Sponsor.

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Essay Contest

Annual Writing Contest for NJ Students Grades 4-12

Who belongs in the New Jersey Hall of Fame? This annual writing contest invites NJ students in grades 4-12 to shape the future of the NJHOF by recommending potential inductees—living or dead. Nominations can include famous people or even ordinary citizens who do extraordinary things. Students should research or interview (if possible) the person they wish to nominate and write an essay no longer than 500 words. Two categories for submission exist: Grades 4-8 and Grades 9-12.

The NJHOF presents the annual Essay Contest in partnership with the NJEA.

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Educator Resources

Links and Resources to Support New Jersey Educators

Educators are unwavering support systems for students in New Jersey. We’re here for you! Here is our (ever-growing) list of vetted resources that will help you be the best you can be – for yourself & your pupils!

**Note: this can continue to be expanded as we gain additional resources.