SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Four former South Plainfield high school students received a total of $9,325 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.
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. Fifty-five thousand dollars was distributed this year to twenty-one area students by the Fund, a fund of the Plainfield Foundation. This year’s awards bring the Fund’s twenty-three year total distribution to over $1.3 million dollars.
The Scholarship Fund provided continuing scholarships to college students Nolan Berry, Tyler Curtis, Scott Riccardi and Nicholas Ruzicka. An additional seventeen students from area high schools also received scholarships from the Fund.