MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn-Short Hills Scholastic Boosters are accepting applications for grants for the 2013-2014 college year. In past years, individual Booster grants, which are based on demonstrated financial need, have ranged from $750 to $2,000 for the school year.
Since 1947, the Boosters have granted awards to 975 students, helping them to close the shortfall in their college funding. The group has awarded more than $1,000,000.
Residents who would like to learn more about The Scholastic Boosters’ grant program and obtain a grant application should visit www.msh-scholasticboosters.org or write to P.O. Box 42, Millburn, N.J. 07041. Applications are also available at the Millburn High School Guidance Office.
Students who reside in Millburn Township may apply for a grant for any or all of their years of post-high school, undergraduate education. Applications must be completed and submitted no later than June 30, 2013.
Boosters President John Ward explained that “unlike government and private loans, The Boosters’ support need not be repaid. Every student—and their family—who receives a Boosters Grant has already been willing to put himself or herself under considerable financial obligations that will follow them well past their college years.”
“Funding for Boosters grants comes from our annual campaign,” he added. “The Boosters continues to rely on the generosity of this community to help these worthy students bridge some of that shortfall and lessen their financial burdens.”
Donations to The Boosters can be made through the mail or directly through the Web site.