Potential Scholarship Applicants
The Snyder Foundation strives to encourage the hunger for knowledge and fuel young people’s desire to succeed despite obstacles they may face on the path to professional and personal growth and fulfillment. We are committed to advancing opportunities for quality education that can facilitate the future achievement and success of students with potential, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to self-actualization.
The Foundation looks for many things in a candidate. A respectable grade point average, financial need, and a well rounded resume are important qualifications and are given serious attention. Character, which we define as honesty, integrity, a willingness to set goals and to pursue them ethically and with diligence, a seriousness of purpose with regard to making and keeping commitments, a sense of responsibility for one’s self and to others – are also important considerations.
Once a Snyder Scholar, always a Snyder Scholar. When a scholarship recipient is selected, the Foundation maintains close contact with the Snyder Scholar during the period of his/her award through a written contract requiring periodic reports and meetings, as well as informally after graduation. We take our commitment to you seriously and we watch with pride as you grow and mature in your profession and in life.
Any scholarship awarded on behalf of a student will be paid by the Foundation directly to the accredited institution in which the student is enrolled and physically attending. The payment is typically made by semester or quarter in approximately equal portions. A scholarship is generally renewable until completion of the degree program in which the student is enrolled.
The Foundation does not award scholarships to students enrolled in courses which do not conform to the usual formal academic curriculum at an accredited institution. In addition, the Foundation will withdraw scholarship aid from any recipient who, in its opinion, has engaged in activities detrimental to the school or college being attended or to the United States of America.
While not a requirement, the Foundation does encourage and expect that beneficiaries of scholarship awards, upon completion of their studies and attainment of gainful employment, will make every effort to contribute to this scholarship program according to their abilities, in an amount which may equal or surpass the amount expended on their behalf.
Please click here to review the specific eligibility criteria and determine if you might be eligible for a scholarship from the Snyder Foundation.
POTENTIAL GRANT APPLICANTS
The Snyder Foundation strives to support charitable organizations that strive to improve the human condition in the areas of education, healthcare, and spiritual development, as well as community efforts that seek to improve the livelihood of those who are less fortunate or underserved.
The Foundation prefers funding capital projects, with priority given to Union County, New Jersey institutions. We require that 100% of your board of trustees make personal financial contributions each year (preferable for each of the last three years) to your organization – over and above the purchase of raffle tickets, special event tickets, sponsorships, etc. General operating funds may be provided on a limited, short-term basis only. We generally do not fund arts organizations or programs, research projects, annual fund drives, endowments, scholarship funds, indirect costs, conduit organizations, government-mandated programs, or fund-raising events.
We provide financial assistance to organizations and institutions that fit this description. Please click here to review the specific eligibility criteria and determine if your organization or institution might be eligible for a grant from the Snyder Foundation.