Scholarships

2019 Deadline has passed! 

Through the support of our generous community sponsors, MTEF has awarded $199,000 in scholarships to graduates of Manchester Township High School since 2009. This year, we presented $33,500 in awards to the Class of 2019. 

2019 MTEF Scholarship Descriptions

 

NEW! MTEF The Hesse Family Scholarship

$10,000 ($2500 per year for four years)

 

This scholarship will be awarded to an MTHS student attending a 4-year college full time in Fall of 2019, following the application and interview procedure set forth in the MTEF scholarship application guidelines.

The MTEF will award The Hesse Family Scholarship on behalf of the Hesse family and the Ocean County Landfill Corporation. The recipient will receive $2,500* in the first year.  This amount is renewable in each of three subsequent years following the initial award, subject to maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 and providing documentation to verify that average in each of the award years, for a total of $10,000.

MTEF Charles J. Hesse III Memorial Scholarship

$10,000 ($2500 per year for four years)

 

This scholarship will be awarded to an MTHS student attending a 4-year college full time in Fall of 2019, following the application and interview procedure set forth in the MTEF scholarship application guidelines.

The MTEF will award The Charles J. Hesse III Memorial Scholarship on behalf of the Hesse family and the Ocean County Landfill Corporation. The recipient will receive $2,500* in the first year.  This amount is renewable in each of three subsequent years following the initial award, subject to maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 and providing documentation to verify that average in each of the award years, for a total of $10,000.

 

Mr. Britt Raynor, Senior Vice President of the OCLF, arranged for the establishment of this award in memory of his long-time friend and colleague. Mr. Hesse was known to many in the Manchester community for his generous participation with many programs including the donation of land and oversight of the construction of the Manchester Little League Complex. He was a consistent supporter of the Manchester PTA, the Manchester Toys for Kids program, and many other philanthropic causes in our community. Mr. Hesse had pledged support for the newly-formed Manchester Township Educational Foundation in the early days of the organization’s formation, just prior to his untimely death in 2006.  

 

*In the event that the MTEF Scholarship Committee finds two equally deserving students in a given year, the award may be divided between the two students at a rate of $1,250 per student, and renewable for three subsequent years, for a total award of $5,000 per student.

 

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MTEF Dr. William E. DeFeo Scholarship

$1,000 to one student or two $500 awards for two students.  

 

MTEF will award either a single $1,000 award or two $500 awards at their discretion. The student(s) must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be attending a two or four year college or other post-secondary school in the fall of 2019. MTEF will select the recipient(s)of this award following the application and interview procedure set forth in the MTEF scholarship application guidelines.

The MTEF is offering this scholarship funded directly through MTEF rather than a sponsor. The scholarship has been named in honor of Dr. William E. Defeo, retired Superintendent of Manchester Township Schools, who served from 1997-2008. He was the driving force behind the founding of the Manchester Township Educational Foundation.

 

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MTEF Lakehurst-Manchester Lions Club Scholarship

One $500 award

 

The funds provided by the Lions Club will be distributed to an MTHS student attending a 2 or 4-year college or post-secondary school in the fall of 2019, following the application and interview procedure set forth in the MTEF scholarship application guidelines.

 

The Lakehurst-Manchester Lions Club is a member of Lions Clubs International, the largest non-governmental organization in the world serving all of humanity through charitable giving both globally and locally. The Lions Clubs have helped the victims of disasters worldwide with manpower and charitable donations.  Locally our Lions participate with eyeglass recycling, phonic ear systems for classrooms, Lions eye/ear /diabetes screening, Camp Happiness for the blind, Lions Eye Bank of the Delaware Valley and the Lions Eye Research Foundation. Local funds are raised through many activities such as dinner-shows, bus trips and from the generous donations of the citizens of Lakehurst and Manchester Township.

 

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MTEF River Pointe Men’s Club Scholarship

Two $1,000 awards

 

One $1,000 grant will be awarded to a male student and one $1,000 grant will be awarded to a female student attending a two or four year college or post-secondary school in the fall of 2019. The funds provided by the River Pointe Men’s Club will be distributed following the application and interview procedure set forth in the MTEF scholarship application guidelines.

 

The River Pointe Men’s Club is part of the River Pointe Community of Manchester Township and they wish to support Manchester students’ post-secondary educational opportunities by providing these two scholarships.  

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MTEF River Pointe Women’s Club Scholarship

Two $1,000 awards   

 

One $1,000 grant will be awarded to a male student and one $1,000 grant will be awarded to a female student attending a two or four year college or post-secondary school in the fall of 2019. The funds provided by the River Pointe Women’s Club will be distributed following the application and interview procedure set forth in the MTEF scholarship application guidelines.

 

The River Pointe Women’s Club is part of the River Pointe Community of Manchester Township. The club conducts fundraising and provides donations to charitable organizations. The Women's Club is proud to support Manchester students through the MTEF Scholarship Program.  

 

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MTEF Nicole Denise Romanelli Memorial Scholarship

One $1,000 award

Specific Criteria:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Acceptance to a two or four year college, full time student, commencing in Fall 2019

  • Preference for a female student majoring in a Medical field

Nicole Denise Romanelli was a Manchester Township High School graduate – Class of 2000. Nicole was a member of the National Honor Society; French, Science and Interact clubs; and Student Government Secretary. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Ramapo College in 2004; earned certifications as an EKG technician, phlebotomist, and was a hospital volunteer.  Her dream was to be a doctor.

Nicole was taken far too soon as the result of a tragic drunk driving accident in 2010. Nicole was a “Gift of Life” organ donor. Her family will always remember her beautiful smile and her heart of gold.  

 

The Romanelli family sponsors this Scholarship in honor of Nicole, for a student who loves the field of Medicine as much as Nicole did.

 

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MTEF Senior Citizens Club of Crestwood Village IV Scholarships

Six awards of $500 each 

 

The MTEF will award six scholarships on behalf of the Senior Citizens Club of Crestwood Village IV of Whiting. Three female students and three male students attending a two or four year college or post-secondary school in the fall of 2019 will each receive a $500 grant.The funds will be distributed to MTHS students following the application and interview procedure set forth in the MTEF scholarship application guidelines.

 

The Senior Citizens Club of Crestwood IV conducts Bingo and various activities throughout the year and wishes to contribute the scholarship awards to deserving Manchester students toward their future educational experiences. They are proud to support and be a part of the success of Manchester’s youngest residents.

 

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MTEF Vietnam Veteran Captain Brian Moderack Memorial Scholarship

One $500 scholarship

 

SPECIFIC CRITERIA:

  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

  • Acceptance to a two or four year college, full time student, commencing in Fall 2019.

  • Must be a member of ROTC Program or Color Guard

  • Additional preference given to a student who completes the following:
    A) Watch a video on YouTube entitled:  Vietnam in HD E03 TheTet Offensive 1968
    B) Visit the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to take the "Saturday Scholarship Tour " or visit the Memorial at some other time.

 

Mr. Walter Brian Moderack enlisted in the United States Army in January 1967.  He received basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and then attended Engineer Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Brian served in Vietnam as an Engineer Officer with the 41st Civil Affairs Company between November 1968 and October 1969.  He was primarily responsible for initiating and completing a variety of building and repair projects including a school, dispensary, several wells, and other structures. In addition, Brian was also an instructor in mine warfare and would occasionally participate in night ambushes. In October 1969, Brian was awarded the Bronze Star Medal "for meritorious service in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force." Passing in December 2001, Brian was interred at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery with military honors. On February 25, 2003, Brian was posthumously awarded New Jersey's Highest Military Award, the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

 

It is with great pleasure we offer this award to a deserving Manchester student.

 

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MTEF World War II Veteran Sgt. Walter A. Moderack Memorial Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship

 

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student for any full time two or four year college program commencing in the Fall 2019.

 

SPECIFIC CRITERIA:

  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

  • Acceptance to a two or four year college, full time student, commencing in Fall 2019.

  • Must be a member of ROTC Program or Color Guard

  • Watch a video on YouTube titled “Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams.

  • Additional preference given for a student who attends the Memorial Day Service at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery or visit the cemetery during Memorial Day Weekend.

 

Mr. Walter A. Moderack had an unconditional love for God, the United States, the American Flag, and Family.  Drafted into the United States Army in June 1942, he proudly served with the 68th Coast Artillery and the 895th AntiAircraft Artillery Battalion. Their motto was "Semper Vigilantus" meaning "Always Vigilant".  His WWII military battle record includes North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Anzio Beachhead, Southern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, Battle of the Bulge, and Battle of Colmar Pocket. In June 1945 he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal “for meritorious service in direct support of combat operations." After the war, Wally lived his life with the following ideals: Honesty, Loyalty, Commitment and Responsibility; and each Memorial Day, he would attend a Military Ceremony to reflect, honor and remember the veterans who died in service to our nation.

 

It is with great pleasure we offer this award to a deserving Manchester student.

 

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Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship recipients!

MTEF awarded 18 scholarships totalling $33,500 to the Manchester Township High School Class of 2019 at Senior Awards Night. Since 2009, we have awarded $200,500 in scholarships.

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In partnership with local businesses, organizations and individuals, MTEF provides scholarships to Manchester graduates and has awarded $169,500 to 99 graduates to date.  This year’s scholarships totaled $30,000, thanks to the support of our generous sponsors. We would...

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P.O. Box 168, Whiting, NJ 08759 

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