$42,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO THE CLASS OF 2020
During this challenging time, the Weequahic High School Alumni Association is proud to announce that 28 students from the Class of 2020 will each receive a $1,500 scholarship which can be used for tuition or for a computer. The value of the scholarships comes to $42,000.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Scholarship Committee, headed by Art Lutzke, WHS 1963, was unable to meet and review the formal applications usually submitted by graduating students. We would like to thank the two senior guidance counselors, Ms. Cherron Roberts and Ms. Susan Marcin who led the selection process.
The WHSAA administers 19 scholarship funds established in honor or in memory of classes, faculty, or alumni. This year’s students will be receiving scholarships from the Alvin Attles Fund; Lenore and David Beckerman Memorial Fund; Hal Braff Memorial Fund; Class of 1963 Fund; Class of 1964 Fund; Class of 1965 Fund; Class of 1979 Fund; Ronald Griffin Memorial Fund; Marvin Gibson Memorial Fund; Gloria and Walter Hastreiter Memorial Fund; Reada and Harry Jellinek Memorial Fund; Hannah Litzky Memorial Fund; Hilda Lutzke Memorial Fund; Seymour “Swede” Masin Memorial Fund; Edwin McLucas Fund; Lewis & Dora Prag Memorial Fund; Sadie Rous Memorial Fund; David Schechner Memorial Fund; Nancy and Linda Small Memorial Fund.
The colleges that our scholarship recipients will be attending in the Fall include Berkeley College, Bloomfield College, Essex County College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Rutgers University-Newark, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, St. Peters University, Temple University, Virginia Union University and William Paterson University.
In addition to graduating seniors, we also provide support to scholarship recipients who are in their second, third and fourth year of college.
If you would like to donate to a specific scholarship fund or make a general scholarship donation, please click on this link that will take you to our Scholarship Donation Page at our website, which will allow you to use your Debit Card / Credit Card or PayPal. Otherwise, you can send a check payable to: WHSAA, at Weequahic HS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 494, Newark, NJ 07101 and indicate Scholarship on the memo line.