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 awarded two scholarships to graduating seniors, Nicole Matsanov, from the Finance Academy at Bergen County Academies, and Michelle Yu, from Cresskill High School, who submitted applications describing their outstanding leadership skills, particularly in community service. The awards were made at the Women's Leadership Luncheon on May 17, 2018, at the Elisabeth Morrow School.
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.