February 26 --The Millburn-Short Hills Scholastic Boosters, which for 72 years has provided need-based grants to Millburn High School students seeking to close the shortfall in their college financial package, will be making a significant change in the operation of the organization.
Beginning with the 2020-21 academic year and continuing forward, The Boosters will exist and operate as an endowed scholarship fund within Rutgers University Foundation.
“The decision to make this change was not an easy one,” said Boosters President Jennifer Baer. “Increasing operating expenses and substantial decreases in contributions generated by our annual outreach to township residents have necessitated finding a new way to continue the Boosters’ long-standing service to students in the Millburn-Short Hills Community.”
Baer added, “We believe this new arrangement provides the best means for continuing the mission the Boosters began in 1947, assisting Millburn High School graduates who attend Rutgers University and need financial assistance.”
“Rutgers is grateful for the confidence of the Millburn-Short Hills Scholastic Boosters in entrusting its endowed scholarship fund to Rutgers University Foundation for management. The Foundation will ensure that students from Millburn High School in need of financial assistance are not held back from their dreams of obtaining a college degree,” said Nevin E. Kessler, President, Rutgers University Foundation.
Since 1947, more than 1,000 students have received in excess of $1 million in grants from The Boosters.