MORRISTOWN, NJ  – The Community Foundation of New Jersey recently announced that the Austin O. Hooey Scholarship is accepting applications for the Fall 2015 term. 

The Austin O. Hooey Scholarship Fund, which is administered by the Community Foundation, provides one or more college scholarship awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 per year for four consecutive years to one or more graduating senior(s) of Chatham High School. 

The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need, academic performance, and merit. The first such scholarship was awarded in 2005.

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The deadline for applications is April 3, 2015.

Austin Hooey, a longtime Chatham resident and one of the first female financial analysts on Wall Street, left $1.2 million to the Community Foundation of New Jersey for a permanent scholarship endowment for Chatham High School students.

Any student wishing to obtain an application may do so at www.cfnj.org/scholarships. For more information or with questions, please contact Faith Krueger at the Community Foundation of New Jersey at 973-267-5533.