Scholarships Not on the Universal Application
The Hon. Ann P. Conti Scholarship was founded to honor the legacy of Ann P. Conti. A graduate of Seton Hall Law School, Mrs. Conti was admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association in 1976. In 1982, Mrs. Conti was elected as Surrogate of Union County. Mrs. Conti won her fourth consecutive term in 1997. She had previously served as attorney for the Union County Board of Social Services. While raising her five children with her husband, Ralph Conti, Mrs. Conti had been a teacher of handicapped youth.
The Austin O. Hooey Scholarship Fund 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. 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.
Through his many civic, educational and corporate activities, Tom Ladas touched many our lives. Tom was “Businessman of the Year” in Parsippany, president of the Parsippany Soccer Club, founder of Pfizer Education Initiative, and founder and president of the Parsippany Education Foundation. The Tom Ladas Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who best exemplifies the criteria established by the appointed scholarship selection committee and who exhibits traits that Tom himself would have praised. Applicants for this scholarship must attend either Parsippany High School or Parsippany Hills High School.
The Jonathan Maslow Scholarship is open to all RBRHS juniors and seniors who plan to continue their education at an accredited 2 or 4-year college immediately following their graduation. Scholarships will be awarded to students exhibiting exceptionally high levels of written proficiency, creativity, and originality, as well as an interest in local or national environmental causes, journalism, or creative writing. The scholarship award is $5,000. Jonathan Maslow, a 1966 graduate of RBRHS, was an accomplished author, journalist, documentary filmmaker, naturalist, and environmentalist. At the time of his death in 2008 he was an editor and columnist for the Herald News in Paterson, New Jersey.
This fund was created by a family who have had the experience of trying many therapies for their children and realizing the financial burden it can place on a family. The various therapies over the years were very beneficial towards the success of their children. Their passion is now focused on helping other families who are wanting to provide essential therapies for their children but may not have the financial means to do so. Together, we hope to provide these special, wonderful kids the tools that they need to be successful in life.