The Community Chest awards grants to adults and teens seeking scholarships to attend college, graduate school or other academic programs that prepare them to work as leaders in the nonprofit sector.    

The Community Chest awards scholarships to female graduating seniors attending schools or residing in eastern Bergen County.   These scholarships are generally awarded at the Women’s Leadership Luncheon that takes place in the Spring of the year. 

The Community Chest also accepts requests for scholarships to pay a portion of the tuition to attend Bergen Leads, a county-based leadership development program, run by the Volunteer Bureau.   Applicants must be residents of eastern Bergen County or must work in the same area.   For more information about applying for these scholarships contact Shelly Wimpfheimer at 201 568 7474.