Education

Service League Offers Scholarships to Local Students

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League, an all-volunteer organization that operates The Thrift Shop at 1741 East Second Street in Scotch Plains, is currently seeking applicants for its 2013 college scholarships.

Students who are residents of Fanwood or Scotch Plains and are seniors at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School or other area high schools, or who are currently attending college or vocational school, are eligible to apply.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s record of volunteer service and community involvement plus financial need, evidence of financial self-help, and academic promise. In 2012, three local students received $3,000 each in scholarship aid. The League’s Scholarship Committee screens all applications and determines the number and amount of awards in May of each year.

Sign Up for E-News

To be considered for the League scholarships, all applicants, including current scholarship recipients and students attending college or other programs, must submit a completed and signed Local Scholarship Application, a personal letter, grade transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. The application form and complete instructions are included in the 2013 Local Scholarship Booklet, available at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Guidance Department, or online at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools’ website, www.spfk12.org. Information is also available on the Service League website at scotchplainsthriftshop.weebly.com.

Please note that all materials must be mailed to the Service League’s Scholarship Chairperson at the Thrift Shop’s address, 1741 East Second Street in  Scotch Plains, postmarked on or before February 15, 2013. Announcement of the 2013 scholarship winners will be made in the spring at the SPFHS Awards Night.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Fanwood, Scotch Plains Receive Union County Grants for Seniors and Roadway Improvement Project

May 28, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – This week’s Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting was dedicated exclusively to the presentation of checks. “Senior Focus” and “Infrastructure and Municipal Aid” grants were presented to mayors, council members and representatives from towns across the county.

Infrastructure and Municipal Aid Grants ranged from ...

Gas Prices Rise as Memorial Day Weekend Nears

May 24, 2017

NEW JERSEY — After a few weeks of declining prices at the pump, the average price for a gallon of regular gas ticked upward nationally and in New Jersey.

AAA’s May 23rd survey of fuel prices found the current average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey to be $2.39, three cents higher than a week ago ($2.36), but six cents less than one month ago ($2.45). The ...

Preapproval and Why it’s Important

You’ve been searching online for the right home, cruising through neighborhoods looking for the “that’s it!” house. You’ve got to have one thing in hand before the fun begins: your preapproval letter.

Prequalified or preapproved?

Mortgage terminology can be confusing at times. One important milestone to becoming a serious buyer is fully understanding the ...

A Letter From Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Thanking 5K Participants, Sponsors and Volunteers

May 25, 2017

On behalf of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y and the Scotch Plains Fanwood Parent Teacher Council we would like to thank the participants who raced in our 1 mile and 5 K on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  United for A Cause is intended to celebrate and provide opportunities for health and wellness within the Scotch Plains-Fanwood community.  Proceeds from United for a Cause will benefit the ...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

May 24, 2017

It is often very uncomfortable for parents to begin the process of talking about the birds and the bees with their children. Most parents are not sure what they should tell their children about sex and therefore avoid the topic completely. Having age appropriate talks over the course of many years provides your child with the proper information rather than having them hear it from other children ...

UnitedHealthcare Awards $30,000 Grant to Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA to Encourage Children’s Physical Activity and Exercise

May 26, 2017

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- UnitedHealthcare has awarded $30,000 to the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA to implement a project in its community to support children’s exercise and physical activity. The grant is part of a statewide initiative between UnitedHealthcare and local YMCAs to fight childhood obesity and physical inactivity.

The grant announcement concluded this year’s ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_da7af9902b013e70ea14_raw_bar_wednesday

Wed, May 31, 3:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant Bar Private Event Space, Scotch Plains

Raw Bar Wednesday

Food & Drink

Thu, June 1, 5:00 PM

Westfield

NJ GreekFest

Food & Drink

Sun, June 4, 2:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

The History of English Tea

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink