2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:71B-23 - Scholarships for undergraduate education; eligibility.
18A:71B-23 Scholarships for undergraduate education; eligibility.
18A:71B-23. Scholarships for Undergraduate Education; Eligibility.
Any child or surviving spouse of a member or officer of a New Jersey volunteer fire company, volunteer first aid or rescue squad or municipal fire, police, county police or park police department, State fire service or of the division of State police, or of a permanent, active and full-time officer employee of this State or any political subdivision thereof holding the following titles: State investigator, correction officer, recruit, senior correction officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, correction officer duty keeper, court attendant and sheriff's officer, court attendant and sheriff's officer lieutenant, court attendant and sheriff's officer captain, court attendant and sheriff's officer deputy chief, prosecutor's detective, prosecutor's investigator, narcotics officer, marine patrolman, senior marine patrolman, principal marine patrolman, chief, bureau of marine law enforcement, or who is an inspector, assistant, technician, supervisor or superintendent with respect to the enforcement and regulation of weights and measures, or civil defense or disaster control worker, which member, officer or worker was killed in the performance of his duties as a member of such company, squad or fire or police department or division, or worker in a civil defense or disaster control unit, upon such child or surviving spouse being accepted to pursue a course of undergraduate study in any public institution of higher education of this State, as enumerated in N.J.S.18A:62-1, shall, while enrolled as an undergraduate student in good standing at the institution, have the tuition paid by the State; or upon that child or surviving spouse being accepted to pursue a course of undergraduate study at any independent institution of higher education located in the State, shall, while enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at that independent institution of higher education, have that part of the tuition which is not more than the highest tuition charged at the public institutions of higher education in this State, enumerated in N.J.S.18A:62-1, paid by the State.
Eligibility for this program shall be limited to a period of eight years from the date of death of the member, officer of worker, in the case of a surviving spouse, and eight years following graduation from high school, in the case of a child, pursuant to rules and regulations established by the authority.