To qualify for the academic honor, students must place in the top 10 percent of their class and have a minimum combined SAT score of 1260 (critical reasoning and math), or are ranked first, second or third in their class, as of the end of their junior year. The 187 Distinguished Scholars for the 2008-2009 academic year received award offers of up to $1,000 annually.
The following is the list of Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars of the Catholic Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese of Newark:
Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest-Alyssa Antropow, Talin Baghdadlian, Megan Detura, Amanda Kawczak, Brielle Kilmartin, Angela Kim, Katherine Koo, Katherine Lawlor, Emma Meyers, Marie Minasi, Amanda Morejon, Anna Maria Shaker, Serafina Spink, Michelle Tang
Queen of Peace High School, North Arlington-Katie Adams, Joseph Lorfink, Timothy Pace
Immaculate Conception High School, Lodi-Jennifer Aroche, Megha Mehta, Tara Martorano
Saint Joseph Regional High School, Montvale-Matthew DeLorenzo, Sean Hurley, Jerry Pallath, Jesse Schwartz, Michael West
Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell-Ming Archbold, Michael Carney, Christopher Clarke, John D'Arco, Alexander DeRiso, James DiPalma-Grisi, Frank Geiger, Daniel Hansen, Christopher Hobeika, Jack Holuba, Kevin Joseph, Patrick Kenny, Seung Yeon Kim, Daniel McNeely, Michael McNicholas, Scott Monaco, Matthew Parra, Robert Pawlick, Hyung-Min Suh
Paramus Catholic Regional High School, Paramus-Siobhan Campbell, Remy Koch, Eric Martinelli, Saahil Melwani, Jong Won Park, JiSung Rhyu, Shikha Surati, Joen Young-Kwang, Dhara Suvarnakar
Saint Mary's High School, Rutherford-Julie Chipko, Karolina Cyburt, Ji Yeon Lee
Don Bosco Preparatory High School, Ramsey-Michael Carapezza, Michael Dudas, Hugh Garvey, Brendan Gleason, Robert Molke, Stephen Montalto, Mark O'Dea, Daniel Santana, Douglas Seifried
Immaculate Heart Academy, Washington Township-Amanda Bossard, Mary Kay Duff, Caitlin Falco, Kelsey Gatto, Kaitlin Kent, Kathryn Looney, Sarah Pagano. Sara Shahmiri, Laura Van Erde, Ashley Vanderbeck, Elizabeth Yazgi.
Mount Saint Dominic Academy, Caldwell-Marina Boutros, Julia Colucci, Franzie Edquilag, Alexandra Gutowski, Melanie Pereira, Kirsten Svane
Marylawn of the Oranges Academy, South Orange-Ashley Alexandre, Jasmine Crenshaw, Abimbola Olawale
Immaculate Conception High School, Montclair-Asha Dias, Laura Melendez, Alexia Spruell
Saint Benedict's Preparatory School, Newark-Santiago Naranjo, Spencer Vespole
Seton Hall Preparatory School, West Orange-Patrick Bishop, Patrick Clancy, Mark Erazo, Gregory Freeman, George Karas, Robert Kerns, Christopher Kurzum, Brendan McAuliffe, Christopher Nelson, Nicholas Santangelo, Charles Stewart, Michael Van Dorn, Anthony Wassef, John Wiet, David Williams, Peter Wojtal
Saint Vincent Academy, Newark-Rachel Georges, Morit Segui, Melissa Silva
Lacordaire Academy, Upper Montclair-Abigal Saunders, Laura Urbanovich, Lindsay Duran.
Holy Family Academy, Bayonne-Toni Marie Logro, Naome Yousuf, Dara Badawy, Nicole Canete
Saint Dominic Academy, Jersey City-Rachael Campbell, Alison Hernandez, Lydia Mokaya, Radha Nayak, Payal Shah, Mitali Thakore
Marist High School, Bayonne-Diana Betancur, Karina Sabas, Nicholas Silva
Saint Mary's High School, Jersey City-Lianne Garcia, Tracy Soriano, Melfa Moitui
Hudson Catholic Regional High School, Jersey City-Michael Marmora, Binal Patel, Rutul Shah
Saint Peter's Preparatory School, Jersey City-Joseph Candela, Sebastian Garcia, William Kender, Daniel Londono, Bryan McTiernan, James Murduca, Swetal Patel, Philip Reynolds, Craig Styles, Louis Sullivan, Jonathan Wong
Saint Anthony High School, Jersey City-Dwayne Parris, Raven Tait, Marah Tarawally
Saint Joseph of the Palisades High School, West New York-Alki Ayoub, Bernadette Lamey, Garamy Martinez
Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark-Erin Croft, Amanpreet Mashiana, Victoria McCarthy, Monica Mikhiel, Chamanchandi Randhawa, Tanya Slabbert, Katrina Vidal, Ada Yeung
Roselle Catholic Regional High School, Roselle-Michelle Cocuzza, Maria Lopez, Caitlin Forde, Meghan Owens, Vanessa Pinhiero, Louise Tonic
Benedictine Academy, Elizabeth-Stefannye Barragan, Niochka Celi, Tatiana Charles
Union Catholic Regional High School, Scotch Plains-Steven Berger, Chris Brown, Melissa Carey, Gina Egidio, John Szilagyi, Ashley Wytenus
Saint Mary of the Assumption High School, Elizabeth-Deanna Luis, James De La Cruz, Smitha Thomas
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Summit-Sarah Gepicon, Lauren Stanley, Katherine Thiemer, Mary Turner Saint Patrick High School, Elizabeth-Dean Kowalski, Veronica Rodriguez, Melissa Lomax
Oratory Preparatory School, Summit-Christopher Geissler, John Grover, Christos Kazameas, Jay Rosania, Steven Zychowski.