Applications Available for 2023 DeLeeuw Scholarship – Deadline March 8th

Adele DeLeeuw (1899 – 1988)

2023 DeLeeuw Scholarship

The time to apply is now! High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications now from their school guidance office. Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 8th, 2023.

To date, the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Plainfield Foundation, has provided over 1.4 million dollars in scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 over a twenty-seven 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 public, parochial or private 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.

Interested high school students should consult their guidance counselors to obtain the necessary application information or go to the Rotary Club of the Plainfields website at Questions may be directed to Johanna Salvemini, Scholarship Administrator, at (908) 755-8098.

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