Community Foundation of New Jersey

Austin O. Hooey Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

November 30, 2015

The Community Foundation of New Jersey today announced that the Austin O. Hooey Scholarship is accepting applications for the Fall 2016 term.

The Austin O. Hooey Scholarship Fund, which is administered by the Community Foundation, provides one or more college scholarship awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 per year for four consecutive years to one or more graduating senior(s) of Chatham High School.

The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need, academic performance, and merit.

The deadline for applications is March 11, 2016.

Austin Hooey, a longtime Chatham resident and one of the first female financial analysts on Wall Street, left $1.2 million to the Community Foundation of New Jersey for a permanent scholarship endowment for Chatham High School students.

Any student wishing to obtain an application may do so at https://cfnj.org/current-funds/student-scholarships/. For more information or with questions, please contact Faith Krueger at the Community Foundation of New Jersey at 973-267-5533.

About the Community Foundation of New Jersey

Established in 1979, the Community Foundation of New Jersey’s mission is to support charitable giving that is inspired by its fundholders, targeted at making communities stronger, driven by creative solutions, and effective in achieving lasting change. Through a combination of Legacy Funds and Donor Advised Funds, the foundation has granted an average of more than $30 million each year to charitable organizations and currently stewards over $320 million in charitable assets for current needs and future challenges.