Township of Hillside - Denilson Vincent of Hillside High School received a special surprise on Tuesday at his High School Graduation when Dahlia Vertreese, Mayor of Hillside presented him with a $10,000 per year scholarship to attend Bloomfield College, where he will begin his studies in the fall.


“One of my passions and highest priorities is to ensure greater opportunities for Hillside residents especially those opportunities that enable our students to achieve a higher education,” Vetreese said.


The scholarship is one of many that will be awarded in the coming months as a result of a partnership between the College and the Township.

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A former educator and school board member, Vertreese has been working with the Bloomfield College leadership team, specifically Richard Levao, President, and Dr. Patrick Lamy, Vice President of Student Affairs, since the beginning of her administration to ensure that the scholarship program could begin with the graduating class of 2018.


“Bloomfield College is excited to partner with Mayor Dahlia Vertreese and the Township of Hillside on this important new initiative to provide needed scholarships to make college affordable for exceptionally talented graduates of Hillside High School. Our recent Memorandum of Understanding with the Township of Hillside is a clear example of how Colleges and municipalities can collaborate to create better educational outcomes for citizens of New Jersey,” Lamy said.


Vincent, was selected for the Scholarship based on his academic achievements and contributions as a student of Hillside High School. He was an honor roll student and captain of his track and field team.


For additional information on the Hillside College Partner Program please contact the Office of the Mayor at 973-926-3002.