SPF Scholarship Foundation Accepting Applications – Deadline Feb. 7



Graduating High School Seniors and current college students in Scotch Plains and Fanwood are invited to apply for scholarships to support their post-high school educational endeavors.

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Scholarship Foundation is currently accepting applications for high school seniors graduating in 2023 who reside in Scotch Plains or Fanwood, and residents currently attending college or other post high school institutions for scholarships. Booklets and applications are now available at the guidance office at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School or by downloading an electronic version from the Foundation website at spfscholarshipfoundation.org.

The numerous scholarships offered by the Foundation range in criteria; some awards are need-based, while others have criteria such as the intent to pursue an education in a particular field or participation in certain activities in high school. The major criterion for eligibility is that the applicant resides in Scotch Plains or Fanwood; an applicant need not be a graduate of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. In addition to the application, the Foundation requires a personal essay from the applicant, a letter of reference, and an official high school or college transcript.

The deadline for the Foundation to receive applications – and any supporting documents as indicated – is February 7, 2023. Applicants may submit their completed applications to the designated drop box located in the guidance office at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School through February 7th at 3 pm or mail them to: The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Scholarship Foundation, Attn: Screening Committee, P.O. Box 123, Fanwood, NJ, 07023.  Late applications will be returned; if submitting via the U.S. postal service, please allow ample time for delivery.

Since 1966, the Foundation has been able to award thousands of scholarships worth over $4 million to students in Scotch Plains and Fanwood.

“The Foundation is proud to uphold the commitment to support the educational endeavors of the students in our communities,” says Michelle Wywra, President of the Foundation. “We could not accomplish this without the kindness and generosity of our donors, and the participation and support from the community via our fundraising efforts.”

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Scholarship Foundation’s Board of Trustees is a 100% volunteer-run 501c3 non-profit organization. To learn more about this year’s scholarship offerings, visit spfscholarshipfoundation.org.


Since 1966, The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Scholarship Foundation has been awarding scholarship assistance to graduating seniors and current college students residing in Scotch Plains and Fanwood. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $4 million to thousands local students. Scholarships are made possible by the Foundation’s efforts during its annual Dollars for Students campaign. In addition to the Dollars for Students awards, the Foundation administers over 50 separate honorary and memorial scholarships, funded via individuals or groups from the local community and beyond. Scholarship assistance is made possible by Scotch Plains and Fanwood businesses, organizations, community members, and other contributions. For more information visit spfscholarshipfoundation.org.

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