Graduating high school seniors have until March 17 to apply for a $5,000 New Jersey Hall of Fame Arete scholarship.

Two scholarships will be awarded, one to a boy and one to a girl.

Arete is a concept that Plato, Socrates and Aristotle referred to more than 3,000 years ago that refers to  actualizing one’s highest sense of self with a moral excellence of character, according to a press release.

Successful applicants must demonstrate qualities such as academic engagement, moral character and a commitment to community. Recipients do not necessarily have to be at the top of their class academically, but should demonstrate a focus in school and life, and have a well-thought-out plan on how they intend to realize their highest sense of self, according to organizers.

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