How Do YOU Apply to B&G?





All Hackensack High School students can apply for







Students must complete the B&G application

(available in the Guidance Office) to demonstrate:


  • Financial need.


  • Why they do not qualify for the Educational Opportunity Program or Fund (EOP/EOF).


  • A solid record of academic achievement.


  • Acceptance to college or a technical or vocational program.



Along with the application, students must submit:


  • A typed essay describing their reasons for wanting and needing a  B&Scholarship.

  • An official HHS transcript.

  • One letter of recommendation from an HHS teacher, counselor or administrator.

  • One letter of recommendation from a non-HHS source, but not from a relative.


Application and supporting material are submitted to the Guidance Office before April 15th.






  • The BLUE AND GOLD SCHOLARSHIP Committee reviews applications and supporting material and chooses recipients.


  • BLUE AND GOLD SCHOLARSHIP recipients are notified by their Guidance Counselors by May 31st.


  • Recipients are given their BLUE AND GOLD SCHOLARSHIPS at the awards assembly in June.



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Blue & Gold Founder

Ed Acciardi
Ed Acciardi served for 35 years in the Hackensack High School system.
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Honorary Chairman

Mike Featello
Mike Fratello’s coaching career began in 1969 as a coach for basketball and football at Hackensack High School in Hackensack, NJ.
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