PLAINFIELD -- High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship for students planning to study  art, poetry, writing, journalism or engineering, should obtain applications now from their school guidance office.

To date, the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Plainfield Foundation, has provided over $1.3 million in scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 over a 25-year period.  The awards are made in accordance with the terms of a bequest from Ms. DeLeeuw, author of 75 books, journalist and arts activist.

The Plainfield Rotary Scholarship Foundation, headed by Michael R. Townley, acts as selector for the scholarships.  Eligible students are those who attend high schools in Plainfield, North Plainfield, South Plainfield, Warren, Watchung, Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Edison. Applicants must major in one of the following areas of study: art, poetry, writing, journalism or engineering, and must also be accepted to an accredited college or university.  They must demonstrate the scholastic aptitude and interest in the area of study and prove financial need.

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The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

Interested students should consult their guidance counselors to obtain the necessary application information or go to the Rotary Club of the Plainfield's website at adele-deleeuw-scholarship.php.  Questions may be directed to Johanna Salvemini, Scholarship Administrator, at (908) 755-8098.