The Montclair Scholarship Fund presented awards totaling $361,743 to 48 college bound seniors at the Senior Awards Night at Montclair High School on June 9th in the MHS Amphitheater. The historic increase of aid, of approximately $100,000 from 2021, was the result of several new named scholarships and a generous community response to the annual appeal.
Twenty three of the high school seniors received awards of $7,000 or more, 22 students received awards of $5,000-$6,000, and 3 students received scholarships between $500 and $3,000. $155,000 was awarded using general donations to the Montclair Scholarship Fund and $206,743 was awarded through MSF Named Scholarship Awards, which are managed by the MSF using individually directed donations as well as sustaining funds.
Eight of the MSF recipients in the class of 2022 are the first members of their family to attend college. Fourteen of this year’s MSF awardees are attending public college in New Jersey: at Rutgers, Montclair State, NJIT, the College of New Jersey, and Essex County Community College. Thirty-four students are attending private colleges or colleges out of state.
The Montclair Scholarship Fund has been committed to making higher education more accessible, affordable, and equitable for the students of Montclair since 1957. Montclair High School has a significant population of low income students learning side by side with some of the most privileged students in New Jersey. MSF was founded with the belief that all of our children deserve the chance to unlock their greatest potential and that our community is strengthened by their success. One hundred percent of all tax deductible donations to MSF are used to fund need-based scholarships for college-bound seniors from Montclair High School.