MILLBURN, NJ, Sept. 16, 2019—Three Millburn High School graduates have been named the 2019 recipients of The Millburn-Short Hills Scholastic Boosters’ “Give a Boost” Awards. The awards of $1,000 each, funded in part by Investors Bank Foundation, were presented by Boosters President Jennifer Baer.

The 2019-20 award recipients are Natalie Lanfin, who will attend Vanderbilt, Jeremy Dranikoff, headed to Northeastern and Chloe Xiang, who will matriculate at New York University.

Founded in 1947, the Boosters created the “Give a Boost” Award in 2009, increasing its longtime support activities for local students. The organization, which has had a 37-year relationship with Investors Bank, was the recipient of a grant from the Investors Foundation (, which has enabled the Boosters to expand the “Give-A-Boost” award program.

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“We are most appreciative of the grants received from the Investors Foundation over the past few years, which extend our resources for assisting township students,” said Ms. Baer, noting that the organization has made more than $1,000,000 in grants to more than 1,000 students during more than seven decades.

In addition to the “Give-A-Boost” awards, the Boosters annually provides educational grants to deserving township students, helping them close the shortfall in their college funding packages. Individual Booster grants, which are based on demonstrated financial need, have ranged, in recent years, from $750 to $2,000 for the school year. 

To learn more about the grants including eligibility criteria or to obtain an application—or to make a tax-deductible donation to The Boosters— visit or write to P.O. Box 42, Millburn, N.J. 07041.  Applications for the 2020-21 school year, which must be completed and submitted no later than June 30, 2020, also are available at the Millburn High School Guidance Office. 

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