Beyond a shared commitment to educational opportunity, families establish scholarship funds with a wide range of goals and purposes in mind. They may offer traditional scholarships or customize fund awards for alternative scholarships.
This scholarship was established by the family of the late Vernon and Rose Alatary. This scholarship is intended to provide support to recent high school graduates, GED certificate holders or adult learners with some work experience who wish to pursue (2) two-year or less vocational/technical studies at an accredited community college in New Jersey, with preference given to the automotive technology field. The program must result in an associate degree (A.A.S.), diploma or certificate and be no more than two years in length. It is not intended for students who will be attending a four-year college.
This scholarship honors the memory and life-long achievements of Vincent P. Arabia. Mr. Arabia bravely served in World War II, where his time in the Armed Forces took him many places throughout Europe. At the age of eighteen, Vincent was injured, paralyzing him from the waist down. Rather than limiting his abilities, his injury created a strength in this intelligent man to motivate him in his daily life. His determination to live life to its fullest earned him the respect of his community. He was known for being a very generous man who would try to help those who needed it most. Although he never had any children, it was his dream to create a scholarship fund to help children reach their fullest potential in life despite their disabilities. The Vincent P. Arabia Memorial Scholarship offers a limited number of college scholarships for up to $1,500 each to benefit a physically disabled (mobility) or blind individual residing in New Jersey, with preference given to those in Burlington County. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic ability, merit and need as determined by a review committee.
The Bego Scholarship is awarded to a high school student, with preference for students who are from recently immigrated families and are U.S. residents, naturalized citizens or first-generation U.S. citizens. The candidate must be a NJ, NY or PA resident. Candidate must have been accepted to, have applied for, or plan to attend an accredited 4-year NJ college.
Blossom Scholarship (Unified Application)
The Blossom Scholarship supports aspiring Black/African American high school seniors to pursue a STEM degree (Science) Technology, Engineering or Math) on a full-time basis at a four-year accredited college/university of their choice within the United States. Scholarship is based on both merit and need. Scholarship Award: $5,000 with possible renewal for an additional 3 consecutive years.
The Bouras Scholarship celebrates the lives of Anna K. and Nicholas J. Bouras and honors their life-long desire to assist people who desire to develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful and productive adults. The Bouras Scholarship provides college scholarships to New Jersey high school graduates and graduating high school seniors who have been accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning within the United States. Applicants will need to provide proof of citizenship, and proof that their parent is either a current member of the military, Christian clergy, a veteran, a member of law enforcement, a nurse or other allied healthcare provider may apply. The student must also be actively involved in his/her church and its programs, community service and has demonstrated leadership. Please note that the submission deadline for all applications is May 2, 2022.
The Ann P. Conti Memorial Scholarship will award $2,500 to a Union County resident attending a New Jersey law school on a full-time basis. The Scholarship Committee will consider college, law school, and community activities in their selection process. Established in 2010, the scholarship honors the legacy of the late Ann P. Conti, former Union County Surrogate.
Dr. Crosby Copeland, Jr. Scholarship (Unified Application)
This scholarship honors the legacy and accomplishments of Dr. Crosby Copeland Jr. and his many years of dedication to the education of young people in the City of Trenton as a teacher, principal and as Superintendent of the Trenton Public School District. This scholarship was created through the joint efforts of the Copeland Family and the Trenton Kappa Foundation to help young men to develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful, productive adults. Estimated award: $5,000 (lump sum, non-renewable)
The Eklund Scholarship will be awarded to an active member(s) of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown congregation who has been accepted as a full‐time student at an institution of higher learning within the United States during the 2022-2023 academic year. The student should be active in various church programs, scholastic activities, community service and must demonstrate financial need.
The Hardyston Township First Aid Squad Scholarship Fund honors a graduating high school senior of Hardyston or the greater Hardyston area including Stockholm, Hamburg, Oak Ridge, Sparta, Ogdensburg, Glenwood, Vernon, Wantage, Franklin, Sparta and Sussex. The student will be attending a four year college/university within the United States as a first time incoming freshman. In addition to strong academic performance (GPA of 3.0 or better) the recipient will have demonstrated a significant first response commitment to serving their community and a willingness to help others in whatever way they can, service before self – whether it be EMS, Fire, or other volunteer emergency first response agency.
Keith Hightower was a prominent New Jersey businessman whose respect for intellect and creativity in science, technology and economics has been valued by his family and friends with the dedication of a scholarship in his honor for graduating high school seniors from northern New Jersey. Applicants for this scholarship must have participated in science or math competitions or participated in independent scientific research during their high school careers. The Keith Hightower Scholarship will be a grant of not less than $4,000.
Ralph Hinsch was an active member of the Nyack Boat Club for many years. The purpose of the R. D. Hinsch Collegiate Sailing Scholarship is to perpetuate the memory of Mr. Hinsch and his appreciation for collegiate sailing and the benefits experienced both in skill building and in social activity settings. The R. D. Hinsch Collegiate Sailing Scholarship Fund will provide a scholarship up to $16,000 to a graduating high school senior or a student currently enrolled in undergraduate studies at a college/university within the United States who demonstrates an active and continued interest in sailing.
The Austin O. Hooey Scholarship Fund provides one or more college scholarship awards ranging from $5,000-$10,000 per year for four consecutive academic years to a graduating senior(s) of Chatham High School to assist in attending a college/university the student desires to attend but the student and/or student’s family might not otherwise be able to afford.
J. Oscar & Susan Florence Hunt Scholarship (Unified Application)
The Hunt Scholarship provides financial assistance to worthy men and women of any race, color or religious belief, to enable them to pursue academic studies at an accredited institution of higher learning of their choice located in the United States of America. The scholarships will be awarded based on need and merit. Estimated Scholarship Award: Four (4) Scholarships of $4660, payable in four equal annual consecutive installments of $1,165.
Clanseer & Anna Johnson Scholarship (Unified Application)
This scholarship provides financial assistance to Black/African American students who were born in the United States and reside in New Jersey to pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited college/university of their choice. Estimated Award: Four (4) scholarships of $6,500 each, payable in four equal annual consecutive installments of $1,625.
The scholarship is in the amount of $3,000 to a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student with an interest in vegetable crop production or a related field. Preference will be given to students majoring in plant pathology and to students who have worked/will work with the Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center (RAREC). The candidate must be a New Jersey resident and intend to pursue a career in a field related to agriculture with an emphasis on production agriculture. Scholarships awarded will be made payable to the educational institution.
The Tom Ladas Memorial Scholarship (Unified Application)
In recognition of his volunteerism to the children of our community and in an effort to pass forward the ideals by which he lived, a scholarship fund has been established in Tom Ladas’ memory. Through his many civic, educational and corporate activities, Tom touched many lives. Tom was founder of the Pfizer Education Initiative, which is a corporate philanthropy program developed in 1990 to ensure that a talented new generation of scientists, technology experts, and engineers will be available in the future. Tom was the champion for this program at Pfizer’s Parsippany site working closely with the Parsippany-Troy Hills school system. The Tom Ladas Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who best exemplifies the criteria established by the appointed scholarship selection committee of the Tom Ladas Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey and exhibits traits that Tom himself would have praised. One student from each high school within the Parsippany school district will be awarded $1,500 (Lump Sum), made payable directly to the educational institute.
Elizabeth Clark Loudenslager Scholarship (Unified Application)
The Elizabeth Clark Loudenslager Scholarship was created under the will of Henry C. Loudenslager in memory of his deceased daughter. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to worthy young women who are a New Jersey resident of Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland or Cape May Counties in New Jersey. Applicants must have been admitted to a college or university as of the date of their application is submitted. Estimated Award: Two (2) non-renewable scholarships of $1,055 each payable in a lump sum for the upcoming academic year.
Harry H. Loudenslager Scholarship (Unified Application)
The Harry H. Loudenslager Scholarship was created under the will of Henry C. Loudenslager in memory of his deceased son. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to worthy young men who are a New Jersey resident of Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland or Cape May Counties in New Jersey. Applicants must have been admitted to a college or university as of the date of their application is submitted. Estimated Award: Two (2) non-renewable scholarships of $1,040 each payable in a lump sum for the upcoming academic year.
The vision for the Morristown Neighborhood House’s scholarship program is to make the dream of an education a reality for young people ~ to continue to provide a sense of support from home, to help them develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful and productive adults. This scholarship is based on merit and demonstrated financial need. Main Application | Re-application Form
This scholarship was established by Empower the Village to honor the legacy and accomplishments of Linda D. Murphy by helping young people to develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful, productive adults. Scholarship Award: $1,000 (Lump Sum)
Dominique Lisa Pandolfo Scholarship (Unified Application)
Dominique Lisa Pandolfo was an extraordinary young woman who lived each day to the fullest. On September 10, 2001, Dominique started her first day at New York University Graduate School. On September 11, 2001, Dominique became a victim of the attack on the World Trade Center. This scholarship’s goal is to perpetuate Dominique’s memory by helping young women to develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful adults and proud Americans. The scholarship hopes to instill in each recipient the same spirit and zest for life that was so abundant in Dominique. Scholarship Award: $5,000, payable in four annual consecutive installments of $1,250.
David H. Roe Memorial Scholarship (STEM) (Unified Application)
As Chief Financial Officer of a large generic drug company, David H. Roe held various interests, including mathematics, philosophy, skiing and flying airplanes. He could indulge in all those interests because he had been lucky enough to get a college education. He would have liked, therefore, to enable young people in financial need with a serious interest in mathematics, physics, biology, botany, or chemistry to be able to pursue one of these disciplines at the college level. Through its recipients, The David H. Roe Memorial Scholarship aims to reaffirm the academic success and professional leadership that Mr. Roe demonstrated during his lifetime. Scholarship Award: $5,000 with possible renewal for an additional 3 consecutive years.
The goal of the Siegel Family Scholarship is to help young people who face challenges to develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful and productive adults. This scholarship is based on merit and demonstrated financial need. Recipient will be a recent high school graduate (within 1-2 years of graduation) who is a resident of the greater Newark, New Jersey area. Preference will be given to students who have been actively involved with GlassRoots, Inc. (Newark, NJ) and/or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties.
Alfred J. Speak Scholarship (Unified Application)
The Alfred J. Speak Scholarship supports the education of young men and young women of the State of New Jersey, so that they will be assisted in developing their moral, mental, intellectual and physical well-being, and in later years will make better and more useful and enlightened citizens to the ultimate benefit of mankind. Scholarship Award: Five (5) scholarships in the amount of $5,000, payable in four equal annual consecutive installments of $1,250.
The Jack and Dee Wickens Memorial Scholarship scholarship provides financial assistance to college bound graduating high school seniors from Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair or Saint Peter’s Prep. Applicants will be evaluated on academic performance, extra curricular activities, leadership qualities, work experience (paid or unpaid) and demonstrated need.
All scholarships awarded are made payable to the student’s college/university. Scholarship aid from the Community Foundation of New Jersey is conditioned on the school the student will attend agreeing that the aid should be applied to the student’s unmet need or loans first. If after all need has been met scholarship monies remain, it may be used to displace school provided aid in the following progression: work study and then grants.
With any questions, please call Faith Krueger or Colleen Smith at 973-267-5533.