Press Releases

Millburn Scholastic Boosters Launches Annual Giving Campaign

d9b89a93fbbef18080be_48b94343f2f18b27d584_Boosters_lamp.jpg
d9b89a93fbbef18080be_48b94343f2f18b27d584_Boosters_lamp.jpg

Oct. 30, 2017—The Millburn-Short Hills Scholastic Boosters, now in its 70th year, has launched its annual campaign to raise funds for the educational grants it provides to local college students trying to close the shortfall in their funding package. Since 1947, more than 1,000 students have received awards totaling in excess of $1,000,000.

“For many deserving local students, the challenge of assembling a financial package to attend college becomes more difficult each year,” says Boosters President Jennifer Baer. “With the unimpeded escalation of college tuition fees, room & board and even textbooks, as well as new hikes to interest rates for both government and private loans, many students and their families in our community face a daunting challenge in assembling a financial package for a college education. “

Baer adds that, “More and more students—as well as their parents—are graduating with substantial debt to repay. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that over the past decade, graduates owing at least $20,000 have nearly doubled; the percentage who owe $50,000 or more has tripled. Paying back loans has become more taxing as new Federal interest rates for undergrads have spiked by 18%; rates for Parents PLUS loans jumped from 6.31% to 7.00%.  

Sign Up for E-News

“Unlike government and private loans, support from The Boosters need not be repaid,” she points out. “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. Nevertheless, they still face a shortfall in their funding package.  The Boosters continue to rely on the generosity of our community to help these worthy students bridge some of that shortfall and lessen their financial burdens.”

The Boosters also present an annual “Give-A-Boost” award to a Millburn High senior with an excellent academic record who has shown diverse academic, community and personal interests and accomplishments. The award selection is made by the Boosters’ Board with the assistance of the MHS Guidance Department.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Boosters— or to obtain a grant application—visit msh-scholasticboosters.org or write to Millburn-Short Hills Scholastic Boosters, P.O. Box 42, Millburn, N.J. 07041.  Donations of any size—and employer matches—are very much appreciated.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Millburn/Short Hills

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory thru Sunday for Millburn Township

June 30, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for a heat advisory for Millburn Township through 12:00 pm Sunday. However, an excessive heat watch runs through Monday evening. 

According to the NWS, the heat index values are projected in the mid to upper 90s today and ...

Millburn Police Issue Multiple Summons Based on Outstanding Warrants

July 17, 2018

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Shanahan stopped a 2014 Honda Accord on Millburn/Vauxhall for speeding. The investigation led to the arrest of 22 year old Lyes Yakoubi of Jersey City on an outstanding traffic warrant out of West Windsor. Mr. Yakoubi was issued a summons and released with a new court date.

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Sergeant Delrusso observed a 2007 Acura MDX on ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_2468930b54fcb2172eae_gb_front

Sat, July 21, 12:30 PM

CycleBar Livingston, Livingston

Bike for the Bean

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_d36e8541b1fb2e142ef9_bobbyvalli_par440_3_dates__11x17

Sat, July 21, 7:30 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, SHORT HILLS

Solid Gold with Bobby Valli at Par 440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Carousel_image_02fb0d02ba15f0de90ad_devkit_kids

Mon, July 23, 9:00 AM

Millburn High School, Millburn

DevKit App Development Summer Camp

Education

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...