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Community Foundation of New Jersey Awards $1.2 Million in Scholarships

Community Foundation of New Jersey Awards $1.2 Million in Scholarships

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) has announced that it is granting a total of $1,268,183 in scholarships to 279 students for the Fall 2019 term. The scholarship awards come from funds CFNJ manages on behalf of philanthropic families and companies.

These funds vary widely in their emphasis, focusing on different fields of study, specific schools (such as students graduating from Chatham High School or those attending Seton Hall University), the fundholder’s values, and even the relationship of the recipients to specific companies, communities, or under-served groups. Recipients of CFNJ scholarships are currently attending more than 100 colleges, universities, high schools, or trade schools.

“What motivates so many Community Foundation fundholders to provide scholarships is the ability to make education a reality for someone or many people in need,” said Hans Dekker, CFNJ’s president. “Our scholarship team handles all aspects of the scholarship, from criteria to applications to awards. We remove the administrative burden so that New Jersey philanthropists can focus on what matters most to them: making a real difference.”

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