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Local 1839 Scholarships

Local 1839-Scholarships

The Donald J. Silberman Scholarship

The AFT is offering four scholarship opportunities each in the amount of $1,000 in Spring 2023 to any NJCU undergraduate or graduate student who meets the following qualifications: 

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher for undergraduate and GPA of 3.3 or higher for graduates
  • Has a financial need, based on their Financial Aid application.
  • Students must have volunteered on campus or participated in community service. Alternatives for those unable to complete in person community service are outlined in the application.(student must provide a letter of reference)
  • Students must submit an essay based on the two questions provided on the application cover sheet.

Contact Ruth Ortiz via email with any questions at 

Robert A. Arey Award


  1. The recipient should be employed at NJCU.

  2. The recipient should have provided outstanding service to the students and/or Local 1839 AFT at NJCU in the tradition of Bob Arey. 

  3. Nominations should describe the candidates qualifications and should be sent to the Bob Arey Award Committee care of the AFT Local 1839 office in Grossnickle Hall, Room 421 or 

  4. Members of the Awards Committee can neither be candidates nor make nominations. 

  5. Nominations are due by February 21st. This will be an annual award. 

  6. The winner of the award will be decided by the Bob Arey Award Committee. It is possible that the Committee will decide not to give an award in a particular year.

The award will consist of a plaque.