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NJCTS Youth Scholarship

Offered by NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 25, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

March 15, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a college- or trade school-bound high school senior from New Jersey who has been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome or another tic disorder? If so, consider applying for the NJCTS Youth Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $1,000 to multiple applicants who submit the best 250-500-word essays “describing how Tourette Syndrome or other tic disorder has played a part in [their] life.” If you’re from New Jersey, will be starting college in the next year, and have Tourette’s or another tic disorder, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more!

About NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders

NJCTS (NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome), for over a decade, has been dedicated to investing in the future of college-or-trade-school-bound high school seniors. Since the founding of their Youth Scholarship, NJCTS has awarded over 335 scholarships to New Jersey graduating high school seniors who have excelled in their schools and communities in the face of living with Tourette Syndrome.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Other Category



New Jersey


Applicants must have Tourette Syndrome.

Application information

In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a recent photo of thsemselves in order to be considered for the scholarship. Applicants may also choose to submit an optional 5-minute video displaying a talent of theirs.

250-500-word essay

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The NJCTS Youth Scholarship winner will be announced: May 1, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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