Academic Grants

The Foundation, a regional, national and international philanthropy is committed to advancing academic excellence among Camden City, NJ graduating seniors who are pursuing a career in Engineering. By providing funds, the Directors of the Foundation seek to encourage Camden’s graduating seniors to retain focus in their academic studies and pursue an education in Engineering with the ultimate goal of improving their society and nation.

Terms and Conditions

Meeting quarterly the Board of Directors awards grants on the basis of proposals describing the specific individuals or projects. Academic grants will be awarded in the month of May. Median grant size for Academics will be $5,000.

Grant funds may be used for tuition, resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, or scholars-in-residence. The majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students.

Restrictions: Grant funds may not be used to:

  • support after-school, weekend, or summer programs:
  • pay indirect costs, grant administration fees, or salaries;
  • pay stipends to the applicants;
  • support conference fees for more than one person.

Identical applications will not be considered.

Notification: Applications may be submitted at any time. Applicants are encouraged to plan ahead. Applications are reviewed four times per year, every year. Applications for Academic Grants must be submitted no later than April 30th of each year.

Duration: Grants will fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Academic Grants may be reviewed annually for a four year period.


  • Graduating Senior from any Camden City, NJ High School.
  • Must have attended at least one full year in Camden prior to graduation.
  • Students must be pursuing an education in the field of Engineering.
  • Applicants must present a copy of the letter of acceptance from an accredited College or University with engineering as a major
  • Excellent academic performance
  • Two recommendations from school faculty
  • Good school attendance record
  • Attend personal interview with a Board Member
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Applicants must show academic promise to complete degree
  • Applicants should have some experience in voluntary participation in community outreach activities
  • Must evidence financial need

Grants may not be deferred.

Publicity. In the event that the Grantee wishes to issue a news release concerning the grant, the text of the release should be submitted to the Grantor for review and approval no less than ten days prior to the release date.

Reporting. In accordance with the schedule above, the Grantee shall furnish to the Grantor detailed written records on the use of the grant, as well as an appraisal of the program results under the grant for the reporting period. The format of the financial section of these reports should be consistent with that of the attached budget, if any, and should show a comparison of the actual budgeted expenditures. Those receiving Academic Grants must submit a copy of their academic reports within ten days of receipt. They must also permit the foundation to check on their attendance record and conduct while attending college.