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Military Services

Gloucester County Veterans Scholarship Program

​​​​Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) and the Rowan College Foundation at Gloucester County have partnered to establish the Gloucester County Veteran Scholarship Program (GCVSP), an initiative created to honor and support our veterans by providing a quality education at an affordable cost.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible, veterans must:

  • ​​​Be a resident of Gloucester County​
  • Be a veteran in any branch of the U.S. military
  • ​Be honorably discharged (as indicated on VA DD-214, member 4)
  • Apply for all other tuition aid first, including: VA benefits, federal and state grants, institutional scholarships and National Guard/ unemployment tuition waivers​
  • Satisfy all requests for additional information from RCSJ and the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA)
  •  Be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Pursue an associate degree program
  • Not be in default or owe on federal grants or loans

Scholarship Details

  • ​Provides up to four consecutive fall and spring semesters (does not cover winter and summer terms)
  • Covers tuition and fees for the first associate degree or certificate earned at RCSJ
  • Includes only courses required for the program of study
  • Provides for the veteran; does not cover spouse or dependents
  • Deployed Active Duty veterans remain eligible for the GCVSP upon return on a case-by-case basis; the number of semesters will be amended by the College
  • Covers remaining account balance of tuition and fees after all other sources of aid are applied
  • Excludes the cost of non-educational fees such as books, late payment fees, library fees or other costs not directly associated with courses, required technology such as laptops and wireless access in addition to any past due balances owed RCSJ
  • Previously paid out-of-pocket expenses for tuition and tuition-related needs will not be reimbursed​​​

GCVSP serves as a “last dollar” resource to provide veterans with a tuition and fees free education. This scholarship bridges the gap between veteran benefits, financial aid or scholarships received and any remaining balance of tuition and fees.​​


The Board of Trustees is committed to providing a work and academic environment that maintains and promotes affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees and students without discrimination on the basis of certain enumerated and protected categories. These categories are race, creed (religion, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, or mental or physical disability, including AIDS and HIV-related illnesses. For questions concerning discrimination,contact Almarie J. Jones, Special Assistant to the President, Diversity and Equity, Title IX and Compliance at 856-415-2154 or [email protected]. For disability issues, contact Carol Weinhardt, Director, Department of Special Services, ADAAA/504 Officer at 856-415-2247 or cweinhar@rcsj.​edu.​