Community Foundation of New Jersey

The Jonathan Maslow Scholarship Fund Accepting 2014 Applications

February 26, 2014

The Community Foundation of New Jersey today announced that The Jonathan Maslow Scholarship, which it administers on behalf of members of the Red Bank Regional High School (RBRHS) Class of 1966, is accepting applications for the Fall 2014 term.

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.

The deadline for applications is April 11, 2014.

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.  His accomplishments as a journalist and his commitment to his community are reflected in the many awards bestowed on him including The New Jersey Press Association for Responsible Journalism and the Joseph M. Sklenar Editorial Award.  Never one to shy away from a challenge, Jon covered civil strife in Central America, helped save a library in the City of Passaic, fought vigorously to help clean up the Passaic River, and championed efforts to make politicians accountable for their actions.

Any student wishing to obtain an application may do so at www.cfnj.org.  For more information or with questions, please contact Faith Krueger at the Community Foundation of New Jersey at 973-267-5533.