Office of Financial Aid

Thomas J. Stanton Scholarship


Award Amount: Variable
Submission Deadline:  No deadline provided.
Availability: Current Graduate,Incoming
Program: Masters in Public Administration Students

Eligibility Requirements

This scholarship is made possible through a generous gift to the Center for Public Service by Mrs. Jane Maloney Stanton in memory of her late husband Thomas J. Stanton. Mr. Stanton served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of New Jersey (now part of Bank of America). After he retired in 1990, he remained active in urban renewal projects, pledging dollars and time as chairperson of the first board of Liberty Science Center and chairperson of the board New Jersey Future, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in New Jersey. Additionally, he served on numerous boards of faith-based and secular charitable organizations. Throughout his life, Mr. Stanton made philanthropic endeavors his priority and was particularly passionate about improving economic and community development in New Jersey. Mr. Stanton passed away in 1998 and this scholarship is designed to honor his many achievements and his memory.

The scholarship is awarded to in the spring of each academic year and is available to MPA students entering in either the fall or spring semester. Applicants for this scholarship must demonstrate:

  1. A commitment to leadership and community service in New Jersey
  2. Financial need
  3. Academic achievement in the MPA program.

Applications for the Stanton scholarship are sent to all MPA students registered in the spring of each academic year. The application requires:

  1. A résumé or CV 
  2. An essay on the applicant’s future goals and plans and how they relate to economic and community development in New Jersey.

Application Procedures

The application packets are reviewed by the faculty scholarship committee and finalists are asked to come for an interview with the Stanton family and faculty members. While award amounts vary, a typical Stanton scholar receives between $2,500 and $5,000 towards tuition in the second year of their MPA program.

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid
(800) 222-7183
Bayley Hall

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