January 3, 2019
The Community Foundation of New Jersey today announced that the Austin O. Hooey Scholarship is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 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 15, 2019.
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 by clicking here. 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
The Community Foundation of New Jersey educates and engages the people of New Jersey on the power of charitable giving to effect positive change in our communities. Since its founding in 1979, the Community Foundation has counseled New Jersey families and businesses on how to use philanthropic funds to target and increase the impact of their giving in the areas that matter most to them. These more than 1,100 Legacy Funds and Donor Advised Funds grant tens of millions of dollars each year, and have enabled the Community Foundation to launch its own Changemaker Projects that are improving New Jersey and its dynamic communities. The Community Foundation’s funds currently hold over $400 million in charitable assets and grant an average of more than $30 million each year to charitable work in New Jersey and around the world.