Financial need scholarship for Morristown-area students heading to private high schools; apply May 11

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community foundation nj scholarshipIf you’re a Morristown-area student who wants to attend a private high school, but can’t afford it, read on.

The Community Foundation of New Jersey  in Morris Township is accepting applications for the 2015 William E. Simon Scholarship.

Here are details, from the Foundation.

Community Foundation Announces Simon Scholarship for Morris County High School Students

(Morristown, NJ) – The Community Foundation of New Jersey today announced it is accepting applications for the 2015 William E. Simon Scholarship.

The scholarship is intended to provide meaningful assistance to deserving students from the Morristown, New Jersey area who have demonstrated financial need and who will be attending a private high school in the area.

Suggested high school enrollment includes: Academy of the College of St. Elizabeth, Delbarton School, Morris Catholic High School, Seton Hall Preparatory School, St. Benedict’s School, Villa Walsh High School, Newark Academy, The Pingry School, Morristown-Beard School, and Kent Place School.

The application deadline is May 11, 2015.

William E. Simon, a New Jersey resident, was a successful businessman and philanthropist. He served as the 63rd U.S. Treasury Secretary under Presidents Nixon and Ford, and later as president of the U.S. Olympic Committee and chairman of the U.S. Olympic Foundation.

Any student wishing to obtain an application may do so at www.cfnj.org. For further information or with questions, please contact Faith Krueger 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 our fundholders, targeted at making our 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.

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