Candidates submit an application form which includes space for a brief description of the cancer-related circumstances that impacted the family’s ability to finance the applicant’s college expenses. This is a need-based scholarship, which is awarded by the KDMSF Board of Directors. Students must originate from New Jersey, and must be enrolled in or entering a degreed 2-year or 4-year program. To document financial need, applicants must submit a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Multiple Sigh-of-Relief scholarships are available. These applications are reviewed each quarter.
College or trade school bound Hunterdon County high school seniors must research and write a credible human interest feature story suitable for publication in a general circulation newspaper. The story should be 700-750 words in length. The student need not be pursuing journalism in college, but should be enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year institution. Interview notes (including hand-written notes) along with the phone numbers of sources must be made available if requested by the Foundation. Judging will be conducted by an independent juried selection process.
In order to make the selection process as objective as possible, the judges are given a ‘blind’ copy of the feature story identified by student I.D. number only. Therefore, we request that an applicant’s name not be included as a byline or in the body of the stories submitted. Candidates may make multiple story submissions, but only one scholarship per applicant will be awarded.
Relatives of the Karen DeLisle Memorial Scholarship Foundation board members are ineligible.