December 2, 2015
The Community Foundation of New Jersey today announced that the Honorable Ann P. Conti Scholarship is accepting applications for the Fall 2016 term.
The merit 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.
The deadline for applications is March 23, 2016.
Established in 2010 and administered by the Community Foundation of New Jersey, the scholarship honors the legacy of the late Ann P. Conti, former Union County Surrogate.
A graduate of Seton Hall Law School, Conti was admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association in 1976 and elected Union County Surrogate in 1982. She 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, Conti had been a teacher of handicapped youth.
Conti was the first female President of the Union County Bar Association and was a founding member and President for two years of Women Lawyers in Union County. Past President of the County Officers Association of New Jersey, Conti also served on the Board of Directors of Union County Legal Services, the Union County Chamber of Commerce, Union Hospital, the American Heart Association, and the National College of Probate Judges. Conti founded a Union County Chapter of Project HOPE (Helping Other People Evolve), which has been associated with the Center for Hope Hospice in Union County.
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.