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George E. Rath Scholarship Fund

Established by The Rt. Rev. George E. Rath, 7th Bishop of Newark, this education fund provides children of canonically resident clergy with extra financial assistance for college expenses at accredited four-year education institutions. Application Deadline: May 15 (for the academic year beginning in the Fall).

The application must be received in the Bishop's Office on or before the application deadline. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Form

The application is one page and is attached in PDF format for download. The application must be complete, it must have original signatures; it may not be a fax or email transmission. 


Children of canonically resident clergy or of deceased clergy who were canonically resident in the Diocese of Newark at the time of death. The applicant must have been accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning.


The two senior members of the Standing Committee assist the Bishop in determining the awards.

Award notifications and checks are sent directly to the student. 


Contact the Bishop's Office at 973-430-9976.

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