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"Three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations require education and training beyond a high school diploma. Yet nearly half the students who begin college in this country don't finish within six years. And tuition continues to rise, putting college out of reach for the very families that need it most to join the middle class.


A generation ago, America led the world in college attainment of young adults; now, we rank 13th."

College Affordability and Completion: Ensuring a Pathway to Opportunity

US Department of Education


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Melissa Moore is a freelance writer and editor with a background in public health policy. Melissa worked as a Program Officer for the Alan Guttmacher Institute and as Director of Research for the Media Project of the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation. She has also been...

Benilde is a bestselling author whose groundbreaking fiction challenges entrenched stereotypes of African-Americans. She was among the first authors to put on the page intelligent, edgy stories about class and relationships among contemporary Black Americans. 


 The Montclair Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to eligible Montclair High School seniors each year.

The COVID-19 outbreak threw a wrench into many aspects of school life, including getting scholarship money awarded to students.

But the Montclair Scholarship Fund was...

Congratulations to the MHS Class of 2020 Montclair Scholarship Fund scholarship recipients!

Click here for the full list of these amazing young men and women, the colleges they will be attending, and the sponsors who send their best wishes for their great futures.

This scholarship was established by family and friends in honor of Kaija Jung Andersen, a lifelong and proud resident of Montclair and a rising second grader at Nishuane Elementary School. Kaija is remembered for her confidence, empathy, humor, tenacity, her enthusiasm...

Montclair Scholarship Fund welcomes longtime Montclair resident, Shari Fox, to our Board of Trustees.  Shari moved to Montclair with her husband, Alan, 25 years ago and is proud that their two children both say they wouldn't have wanted to grow up anywhere else.

Shari i...

Carol is a 30 year resident of Montclair.  Her two children attended Nishuane, Hillside, Glenfield Middle School and graduated from Montclair High School. 

Carol has been an active volunteer for many organizations in town including serving as the PTA Council Webmas...

The Montclair Scholarship Fund (MSF) has awarded scholarships to Montclair High School graduating seniors with demonstrated financial need for more than 60 years. MSF relies on donations from community members. In addition to its many named scholarships, this year MSF...

Kathy McClearn, Co-President of the Board of Trustees of the Montclair Scholarship Fund, announced that the Trustees awarded 54 college scholarships to Montclair High School 2018 graduating seniors at the June 7th MHS Awards Night.

Montclair Scholarship Fund (MSF) recip...

See the complete photo gallery and the full listing of our incredible sponsors, donors and committee.

On Saturday February 3, 2018, the Montclair Scholarship Fund hosted our first annual “Mardi-Gras Montclair” at 18 Label Street. What a fabulous space for a fabulous nig...

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