Title 18A

Chapter 71

Article 13 (New)

Miss New Jersey

Educational Scholarship Program

§§ 1-4

C. 18A:71-102

To 18A:71-105


Note To §§ 1-4

P.L. 1997, CHAPTER 118, approved June 13, 1997

Assembly, No. 921 (Second Reprint)


An Act concerning education, providing scholarships for certain individuals and supplementing chapter 71 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.


    Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


    1. There is established the Miss New Jersey Educational Scholarship program. It shall be the duty of the 2[Student Assistance Board, established pursuant to P.L.1977, c.330 (C.18A:71-15.1 et seq.)] Office of Student Assistance established pursuant to section 17 of P.L.1994, c.48 (C.18A:3B-17)2 to administer this program.


    2. A Miss New Jersey Educational Scholarship shall be awarded 2[to any] annually to an2 individual who has been designated 2[as Miss New Jersey and who has represented this State in the Miss America Pageant] by the Office of Student Assistance, in consultation with the Miss New Jersey Pageant Organization, as being an exceptional young leader in the area of civic, cultural or charitable endeavors in the spirit of the Miss New Jersey Pageant. However, for the first year following enactment, the then reigning Miss New Jersey shall be awarded the scholarship in recognition of the contributions made by the Miss New Jersey and Miss America Pageants in promoting the State2. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the individual shall be enrolled in or accepted into a course of 1[undergraduate]1 study leading to an initial bachelors degree 1or a post graduate degree1 in any public institution of higher education of this State, as enumerated in N.J.S.18A:62-1.


    3. Any Miss New Jersey 2scholarship recipient2 who enrolls in a public institution of higher education in the State shall be allowed to obtain an initial bachelors degree 1or a post graduate degree1 without payment of tuition as long as the individual remains a full time student in good standing at the institution. 2There shall be appropriated annually to the Office of Student Assistance a sum equal to the cost of tuition at each public institution enrolling a Miss New Jersey Scholarship recipient. The scholarship recipient shall be responsible for all other costs.2


    4. The Student Assistance Board shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) such rules and regulations as are necessary for the implementation of this act.


    5. This act shall take effect immediately; however, the first Miss New Jersey Scholarship shall be awarded for the academic year which ensues next following enactment.




Establishes the Miss New Jersey Educational Scholarship program.