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The Harriet Goldberg Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: June 6, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time

Harriet Goldberg was an educator, an accomplished lawyer, a dedicated public servant, and an inspirational senior leader at Pearson, one of the world’s top education companies. Harriet passed away unexpectedly in January 2015. We at Pearson would like to honor and remember our good friend and dear colleague Harriet by establishing the Harriet Goldberg Scholarship at Rutgers Law School, Harriet’s law alma mater.Over the course of 25 years, Harriet managed the New Jersey office of the Legal Department of Pearson and its predecessor company, Simon & Schuster’s education group. Before joining Simon & Schuster in 1990, Harriet already had two distinguished careers: the first as a educator—she had been a high school teacher and the Director of an alternative junior high school in NYC–and the second as a practicing lawyer, starting with the firm of Paul Weiss in New York and then moving to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she was promoted to Chief of the Civil Rights Unit.

Harriet’s dedication, her professionalism, her accomplishments as a lawyer, and her contributions to our company, are impossible to measure. Her love of her job, her support of her staff, her wisdom and decency, her enthusiasm, and her sense of humor helped to make the Pearson and Simon & Schuster Legal Departments great places to work for over two decades.

Harriet was passionate about education and about the law, and was an ardent supporter of Rutgers Law School. We thought it would be fitting, then, to establish this scholarship at Rutgers Law in memory and grateful remembrance of Harriet Goldberg.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to The Harriet Goldberg Scholarship must:

  • Be accepted at and plan to enroll in full time study at Rutgers School of Law for the entire 2024-2025 academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in the amount of $15,000. One award will be granted each year.

The award is not renewable; however, applicants may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Award is for J.D. study at Rutgers School of Law only.

Selection Criteria
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will be considered. The recipient will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest need.

Preference will be given to applicants who express special interest in, or are currently studying, intellectual property or education law.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Pearson Education play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified in late July. One applicant to the program will be selected as the recipient.

Payment of Scholarship
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Pearson. Awards will be paid in one installment in late August.

Required Documents
As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 11, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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