City of Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr., during a news conference outside Atlantic City High School, announced the details of the historic “Mayor Marty Small, Sr. Scholarship” that will initially be awarded to 100 Atlantic City residents.
The first 50 scholarships of $10,000 each ($5,000 per semester) will go to current Atlantic City High School seniors who live in Atlantic City. An additional 50 scholarships of $10,000 each ($5,000 per semester) will be awarded to incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors currently in college who graduated from Atlantic City High School and reside in Atlantic City. All applicants must fill out and submit an application, a one-page resume, a one-page essay explaining how they will contribute to bettering Atlantic City and obtain two letters of recommendation. Current seniors applying must have an acceptance letter from an accredited higher educational institution. There are no GPA requirements.
This scholarship is a $3-million commitment over the next three years. The money comes from the Addressing Educational Disparity category of American Rescue Plan funds Atlantic City has received. The city received $33-million in ARP money, half used last year, and half for this year.
Mayor Small has formed a scholarship committee to review applications and decide who will be awarded a scholarship. He will not be part of the selection process.
Completed applications, along with all required material, can be submitted via email at [email protected], mailed to the Mayor’s Office at 1301 Bacharach Bld., Suite 706, Atlantic City, N.J. 08401, or dropped off in person at the Mayor’s Office on the 7th floor of City Hall. The deadline to apply is June 5, 2023.