Requirements for the
Thomas W. Holcomb, Sr. Scholarship

2019 Scholarship Information TBA


  1. Applicant must be a West Orange High School Student* of African-American, Caribbean-American, and/or African descent in his or her senior year.  Download Scholarship Requirements

  2. Scholarship applicants must be seeking or pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university.

  3. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

  4. Applicants are required to submit a complete application which must include ALL of the following:

    1. Two (2) typed letters of recommendation from non-family members addressed to the WOAHO Scholarship Committee:
      • One letter from WOHS (guidance counselor, teacher, coach, club advisor or other staff member); AND
      • One letter from a community service leader (organization representative or religious leader) verifying your hours of community service.

    2. A copy of the most recent transcript and most current report card.

    3. One double spaced, typed essay of 300-500 words:
      (Pick one topic)
      • Please describe one event or person that has inspired you to achieve your goals and transform your life;
      • If there was one thing that you could do to improve your community what would it be and why; OR
      • State and explain your major career goals and objectives.

  5. Download Application

  6. Submitt all information to:
    c/o Scholarship Committee
    P. O. Box 495
    West Orange, NJ 07052
    No exceptions will be made.



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