SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Seven students from high schools in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood area Have received a total of $13,750 in scholarships from the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund at a dinner held Tuesday, June 12th, at the Spain Inn in Piscataway. The scholarships are financed by a bequest from Adele DeLeeuw, longtime Plainfield resident, author of 75 books, journalist and arts activist.
Scholarship recipients from the graduating class of 2018 included Madison Goldberg and Ryan Lopez from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.
The Scholarship Fund also provided continuing scholarships to college students Tyler Crown and Nithya Narayanan from Union County Magnet High School, and Kenyela Horn and Alexa Jada-Nelson from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.
This year’s Adele DeLeeuw Senior Scholars, students who were recognized as scholarship recipients from the Fund for each of their four years in college included Roland Crystal from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. An additional 14 students from area high schools also received scholarships from the Fund.
The Plainfield-North Plainfield Rotary club administers the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund and is one of five local Rotary clubs that provide scholarships from the fund to students in their communities who pursue a course of study in poetry, art, journalism, writing or engineering. A total of $55,000 was distributed this year to 21 area students by the Fund. This year’s awards bring the fund’s 23-year total distribution to over $1.3 million.
Applications for the 2019 Adele DeLeeuw Scholarships will be available in January from Scotch Plains-Fanwood area high school guidance offices. For further information, call Johanna Salvemini, Scholarship Administrator, at (908) 755-8098.