Scholarships are awarded on the following criteria:
- financial need
- JCL service at local, state, and national levels
- academic record
- recommendations from teachers, principals, counselors, and other adults
Special consideration will also be given to those applicants who intend to teach Latin, Greek, or the Classical Humanities. Applications will be screened by a selection committee over the summer, and recipients will be informed of the results by the time of the NJCL Convention.
NJCL Scholarship Selection Committee
The NJCL Scholarship Selection Committee is an annual special committee, functioning at the NJCL National Convention. It is composed of a chair, who is the NJCL Chair of Scholastic Services/Programs, and at least four NJCL chapter sponsors from a variety of states who are in attendance at the National Convention. Scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of returned applications and recommendations, and selection is made using a system awarded for grades, service to JCL, etc. The Committee also announces the recipients at the NJCL Convention.