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Dr. Zachary Yamba Scholarship


This scholarship program was established by GAMA to honor Dr. Zackary Yamba, a Professor, an Educator who served as the President of Essex County College for 3 decades, a man with great passion for humanity, a Mentor, a Great Teacher, a Disciplinarian and a man with a warm heart and a great philanthropic spirit.

This scholarship program aims to support high school graduates and students who have completed their freshman year. The scholarship is open for both 2-year (Community College) and 4-year (University) institutions. You must be a New Jersey resident to apply.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must intend to pursue an Associate or Bachelor degree in College and provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from your academic referees/counselors The application is free of charge.

Application period starts October 15th and ends by November 15th 2023.

We encourage recipients of this scholarship award to pay it forward by helping to promote education among the masses.