Scholarship Profiles

Hooey Scholar Ella DuRie savors in-person learning

November 7, 2022 For Ella DuRie, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish and Chemistry, making the transition from virtual to in-person learning has been a game-changer. After two full semesters of completely…

Whitfield Scholar Gabriella Mason

Gabriella Mason, a 2020 recipient of the Howard Whitfield Masonic Scholarship, is a Criminal Justice major at Kean University where she has achieved a GPA of 3.93 in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. She prides herself on being able to…

Alfred J. Speak Scholar Heads to Disney World

December 18, 2018 When Hanover Park High School senior Gina Santora put her extracurricular activities on hold to provide long-term care to a student with Cerebral Palsy, it was not only a reflection of her good character and the lessons…

Olsen Scholar Demonstrates Relentless Compassion

April 13, 2018 Karen Therrien was not your typical high school student. “Her classmates [would] speak of her in awed, hushed tones – not from fear but from authentic respect and admiration,” her guidance counselor wrote in 2016. And it…

For Bouras Scholar, Service Comes First

February 21, 2018 For Melanie Tanis, there has always been one goal: to someday become a nurse. Well, sort of. As Melanie explained in her scholarship application to the Community Foundation of New Jersey, “a nurse is a person dedicated…