Kay Battista Scholarship

Scholarship Information

When Kay Battista became the New Jersey State Teacher of the Year in 1972, she had a vision of a fund that would provide scholarships to students who showed great potential for the future of education. After Kay’s death, her family made a gracious donation to NNSTOY to establish this scholarship fund. Since then, the Kay Battista Scholarship has helped dozens of men and women realize their dreams of becoming outstanding educators.

Today, thanks to Kay’s vision, NNSTOY is able to provide two $1500 scholarship each year to a well deserving student in the field of education. The scholarship is open to all students who plan to become teachers.

Applications and supporting documents must be received by April 10, 2019.

Should you have any questions, please email nnstoyscholarships@gmail.com 

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Qualifications and Requirements

To be considered for the Kay Battista scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be a high school senior, a college undergraduate, a collge graduate student seeking a first teaching certificate, or a college graduate seeking a graduate level degree in education.
  2. Have the equivalent of a C or better grade point average in the most recent school you attended (high school or college).
  3. Be endorsed by an active NNSTOY member.
  4. Provide three (3) letters of recommendation.
  5. Meet the deadline for applying.

Application Instructions

  1. Complete the Applicant Information and Questionnaire 
  2. Have an NNSTOY member complete and sign the NNSTOY Member Endorsement
  3. Write a Personal Statement of 250 words or less, and the biographical statement of 250 words or less, as outlined on the application.
  4. Upload three (3) Scholarship Recommendation Forms from school and/or community professionals
  5. Upload the most recent college or high school transcript
  6. Submit all items by April 10, 2019.

Application Deadline

April 10, 2018

Applicant Information


College or University Information

NNSTOY Member Endorsement


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Scholarship Recommendation Form

Please provide three (3) letters of recommendation that answer the following questions:

1. How long have you known the applicant?  In what capactiy?

2. Please evaluate the applicant's overall potential as a future educator (ex. intellectual capacity, character,     leadership ability, interpersonal skills).


Please have your recommender send you a PDF file and upload those documents to the site.

*Please ensure that your recommenders provide their signatures and titles.


If you already have a letter of recommendation that answers this question, you may use it.

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