HOW TO APPLY FOR OUR SCHOLARSHIPS
Details and how to apply for
The Maureen E. Nolan Scholarship.
The excitement here at our foundation is at a very high level. This is the beginning of what will culminate is awarding two scholarships to Catholic High School Seniors in New Jersey this Spring.
The Maureen E Nolan Foundation is a not for profit organization dedicated to ensuring the continuation of Catholic Education. The Foundation is the project of long time New York Radio Personality Joe Nolan and his family. The continuing rise of property taxes in the State of New Jersey has made the choice of a Catholic education unavailable for some children solely due to financial reasons. This has been a primary cause of the reduced enrollment and school closures Catholic Schools have faced over the past decade.
The foundation has been named after and in honor of Joe Nolan's Mother, Maureen Nolan. Not only did she and Joe's Father provide him the benefit of a Catholic Education all of his school years right through college, but she herself was a Catholic school teacher for 18 years at Holy Trinity School in his hometown of Westfield. She passed away in 1982. Her last day teaching was because she could not get up the stairs to her classroom. Members of Joe’s family attended Holy Trinity School and Holy Trinity High School in Westfield, Immaculata High School in Somerville and Villa Walsh in Morris County.
All foundation officers and members are 100% volunteer. This allows us to keep our operating overhead extremely low allowing over 95% of our donations to used directly for our exempt purpose.
The goal of our Foundation is to provide financial assistance, through scholarships, to the children of families who want a traditional Catholic School education.
Seniors who graduate in 2020 are all eligible. What the student must do is write an essay of 500 words or less describing why Catholic education is important and how it will help them moving forward in life.
These essays will be all read by our scholarship committee and judged based on originality, content, sincerity and need. Two scholarships will be awarded, both for $2,500. All essays must be MAILED to The Maureen E Nolan Foundation 170 New Providence Road Mountainside NJ 07092. All essays must be post marked by April 10, 2020. Submitted essays become the property of the Foundation. Although we don’t have an income threshold, family income will be factored to our decision. Finalists may be required to submit a copy of the students FAFSA information. You will be notified if you are a finalist by April 30 and the Award Ceremony will be in May.
So get writing and get to a mail box. $2,500 is nothing to sneeze at, pass the word to your students and get those essays in the mail. We realize that the cost of college being what it is, relatively, we are talking about a small amount of money, but every bit helps.