Friday Flash, March 06, 2020




Reminders for Chapter Advisors and Instructors

All advisors are reminded to double check for accuracy all contestant registrations.  Please be sure your students report to the appropriate contest with a resume and Code of Conduct form.  


We are starting to get inquiries about the coronavirus situation in New Jersey vis-a-vis upcoming competitions and conferences.  Please know there are active discussions underway with the national office in hopes of establishing contingency plans in the event of school closings and/or prohibited travel.  Hopefully these plans will be unnecessary, and we will do our best to provide timely updates.



Receive Up To $2,500 To Pursue Career and Technical Education

More than 1,000 career and technical education scholarships at up to $2,500 each are being funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives and who wish to enroll in a career and technical education program at an accredited, nonprofit, postsecondary institution in the United States.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential) by spring

  • Must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career and technical education program (up to 2 years) at an accredited, nonprofit, postsecondary institution in the United States

  • Must demonstrate critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)

  • Must be under the age of 30 and must be a United States citizen

The CTE application is open Feb. 15-April 15 for high school seniors planning to enroll in the fall of 2020. To learn more and apply, please visit

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