Scholarship Submission Deadline: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 by 3pm
PLEASE READ FIRST
Please read the following directions regarding access and completion of the scholarships that will be listed in the graduation program. Hit the Control button and click the blue hyperlinks in order to see attachments.
Please type, print and submit only the following items of the application to the School Counseling Office: STEP 1: Please access the signature page here. Complete the requested information and print out 1 copy of the signature page and sign where indicated (this also requires a parent signature). Please be sure to check the box of the scholarships of which you plan to apply. The descriptions of each scholarship are listed below.
STEP 2 Please access and complete the CHS Scholarship application here. Please note that although you cannot add more rows to tables, you may expand the last row of each table by hitting ENTER multiple times in the last row, if you need to include more information.
STEP 3 Print one copy of the completed CHS Scholarship application, which will be kept in our office file.
STEP 4 Print an additional copy of the completed CHS Scholarship application for each scholarship to which you have applied, so that our office can forward each application to the respective donor. For example, if you applied to 4 scholarships, you will need to print out 4 copies of the CHS Scholarship application (in addition to the office copy requested in #3).
STEP 5 In the scholarship descriptions below, you will notice that some include a link to an additional application/essay/resume. These particular scholarships are marked on the signature page with an asterisk (*). If you apply to any of those scholarships, please click the link at the end of the description below and complete the requiredadditional application/essay/resume for each scholarship that requires such. Print one copy of this supplement and attach it to one of your copies of the CHS Scholarship application.
STEP 6 Please label each CHS Scholarship application (attached to any additional application/essay/resume when required to do so) with a Post-It note, indicating the name and number of the scholarship. Submit the collated and labeled scholarship applications to the School Counseling office by the deadline indicated above. For example, if you are applying to the Susan G. Bronstein Scholarship, indicate the scholarship name and corresponding number (#14) on your Post-It note.
*Our office cannot make copies so please be sure to print out the appropriate number of copies.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 by 3pm. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.
SCHOLARSHIP CHECKLIST PRIOR TO SUBMISSION
Please ensure that both your signature and your parent/guardian’s signature are on the signature page and be sure to check “Yes” where indicated.
Do not include your name on any essays or resumes you submit, as they will be read blindly.
Print out applications prior to deadline date (do not email).
Print out, label, and attach all required supplements to the CHS scholarship application.
If you have any questions, please see us in the School Counseling Office.
American Legion Post #92 Scholarship will be awarded to a Chatham High School senior who will continue his/her education. The recipient should be a student in need of financial help. There is no provision for academic rank to qualify. The recipient is selected by The Scholarship Committee of Chatham High School. The requirements include that the student exemplifies the patriotic ideals of the American Legion and should be active in school and community service. ($500)
Brett Carlton Barth Admirable Student Award is given to a member of the Chatham High School senior class in honor of Brett. This award is based on school and community leadership, total school involvement and a varsity letter in at least one sport. ($500)
Chatham Education Association Scholarship is designed to assist a Chatham High School senior who plans to teach, and who will be attending a college which has an approved teacher training program. To be eligible and considered for this scholarship, a student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (including first semester grades from senior year). A 250-word (maximum) essay that expresses interest in the field of education and why he/she believes they are the most eligible candidate for receipt is required. Scholarships will be distributed at the discretion of the CEAS committee in the amount of $500.00 or more. Essay required.
Chatham Fishawack Festival, Inc. Scholarship is given to the Chatham High School student who has demonstrated community service to the highest degree. The student must explain to the high school committee in a short essay what that community service has been and what it has meant to the student. The community service is not to be a component of a required activity for a club or membership in an organization. Essay form. ($1,000)
Chatham-Millburn-Short Hills Rotary Scholarship is awarded to a Chatham High School student who has demonstrated a selfless spirit in service to the community and school. Student must submit a resume of volunteer activities over the past four years. ($500)
Paul Harris Memorial Great Reunion Award is given in recognition of the late Paul Harris, CHS ’53 who was the inspiration for Chatham High School’s Great Reunions. It is awarded to the Chatham High School senior who has demonstrated academic excellence, outstanding school spirit and community involvement. The award is given by the CHS Great Reunion Steering Committees of 1985, 1997, 2008 and 2019. ($500)
Jonathan Harper Scholarship is given to a member of the Chatham High School senior class who best exemplifies the qualities Jon represented: highly motivated to learn, but not necessarily a straight A student; someone who is an individual, independent, and does not have to conform to the group. Jon was involved with individual sports such as swimming, track, tennis and bicycling that afforded him the opportunity to win or lose on his own merits. In addition, the student should have developed an interest in other cultures and perhaps participated in an international living experience. Finally, the student should be enthusiastic about whatever he/she undertakes and conscientious about finishing projects. ($500)
Investors Bank Scholarship – Chatham Branch is awarded to a graduating Chatham High School senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and intends to pursue post-secondary education. ($500)
Patricia Jones Scholarship is offered by the friends and family of Pat Jones, a long time, dedicated Chatham High fan and spirited community member. The scholarship will be given in her honor to a Chatham High School student-athlete planning to attend a two year or four year college and has earned at least one varsity letter during his or her years at Chatham. Only those with financial need should apply. ($500)
Patrolman Anthony J. Pariso Scholarship is awarded by the Chatham Borough Policemen's Benevolent Association #226 in honor of Patrolman Anthony J. Pariso. It is given to a graduating Chatham High School senior from Chatham Borough who demonstrates citizenship and community concern. ($1000)
Edward Joseph "EJ" Schmeltz Scholarships will be awarded to two Chatham High School students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or above, will be attending a 4-year college program, and have been involved in community service or Chatham High School clubs. The students must also have earned 3 varsity letters. In addition, the students should have demonstrated specific character traits such as self-motivation, dedication, loyalty which have earned him/her the respect of faculty, coaches, and peers. The award is for 2 students ($3000 each).
Greater Lafayette Classic Service Scholarship is awarded to one (1) male and one (1) female graduating Chatham High School senior who will be pursuing secondary education. The applicants should demonstrate exceptional balance in achieving excellence in academics (3.0 GPA or higher) while participating actively and regularly in extracurricular activities at Chatham High School (such as tutoring, clubs, school government and sports) and providing service to the Chatham community in the area of volunteer work. Part-time employment and financial need are also taken into consideration, as well as those applicants who are children of a parent serving in the military, fire/police department, EMS or nursing field. (2 at $1,000 each).
John M. Basile Voluntarism Award (formerly the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department Voluntarism Award) will be presented to 2 graduating Chatham High School seniors in recognition of a consistent history and current involvement as a volunteer in one or more organizations within the community. In order to qualify, the applicant must furnish at least one recent letter from their organization coordinator detailing their current volunteer accomplishments. This award for voluntarism is to honor their brother firefighter who died of cancer in May 1998 and will be presented by the Chatham Township Fire Department. The student need not be college bound. The award is for 2 students ($1,000 each)
Susan G. Bronstein Memorial World Language Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Chatham High School senior who has demonstrated excellence in World Language study through the completion of at least 4 years with no grade lower than a ‘B’, and who chooses a World Language as his or her intended major or minor at a four-year institution of learning post-graduation. Required essay, “What is the significance of being able to communicate cross—culturally?” ($500)
CHS Athletic Booster Most Accomplished Athlete Scholarshipsare awarded to a Chatham High School senior male and female who will attend a two or four year college or university. The awards will go to those student athletes who have achieved the highest level of excellence in athletics with consideration given to sportsmanship, citizenship, and scholarship. (2-$2,500) Additional Application attached.
CHS Athletic Booster Harvey Cohen Scholarship will be awarded if the applicant pool includes an appropriately merited student. The recipient, if any, will be a Chatham High School senior who will attend a two or four year college or university, and whose activities have contributed to the success of the Chatham High School athletic program (e.g., sports writer, manager, statistician, timekeeper, announcer, team assistant, videographer, etc.). (1- $2500) Additional Application attached.
Chatham Borough Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Chatham High School senior (Borough resident) who is continuing with higher education, has a financial need, and is not a recipient of other major CHS financial aid scholarships. ($500)
Chatham High School PTO Scholarships – Seven (7) scholarships will be offered to seven Chatham High School graduating seniors who plan to continue with their education. All seven recipients must have demonstrated consistent effort, a positive attitude and remain in good standing academically and disciplinarily throughout the conclusion of their senior year. The recipients must have made valuable contributions to Chatham High School and/or the community.
One recipient of $2000.00 will be the applicant with the overall highest GPA and who has demonstrated good citizenship in Chatham High School and/or the community.
Four recipients of $1000.00 each will have demonstrated high academic achievement in honors or non-honors classes, demonstrated good citizenship and have had meaningful participation in the Chatham High School community in areas such as activities and clubs, the visual and performing arts and athletics.
Two recipients of $1000.00 each will have demonstrated high academic achievement in honors or non-honors classes, demonstrated good citizenship, have had meaningful involvement in the Chatham High School community as well as in the community at large in areas such as community service, scouting, community and/or religious activities.
Chatham Historical Society -Margaret Keisler Scholarship is given by the Chatham Borough Historical Society to a Chatham High School student exhibiting initiative, commitment to community and a distinctive story about living in Chatham. Students in good standing are asked to write an essay - Chatham: My Town by a River. The history of our town is made up of individual, unique stories. Please share your own distinctive story about growing up in Chatham. Your story may become part of the Chatham Historical Society anecdotal history archive. Essay attached. ($1500)
Chatham Jaycees Scholarships are annually awarded to aid residents of the Chathams graduating from Chatham High School who have demonstrated overall achievement and leadership potential through service to the community while maintaining an appropriate commitment to academics. Required essay attached. (up to $5,000)
Chatham Kiwanis Scholarships are made available to two members of the Chatham High School senior class who plan to continue with their education. The scholarships will be awarded for high academic standing of a GPA of 4.0 or higher, participation in school and community activities, leadership, and good citizenship ($2,000 renewable for a maximum of three additional years). Attached form must be completed.
Democratic Scholarship Committee of the Chathams Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Chatham High School senior demonstrating an interest in issues relating to the democratic process. Selection is not based on financial need or academic rank. The scholarship will be awarded to allow the recipient to continue his/her education. The recipient will be selected based on an essay of approximately 500 words addressing this topic: Briefly describe how the Electoral College works and discuss its pros and cons. Feel free to use the recent presidential election as an example. Essay form attached. ($500)
Chatham Performing Arts Boosters Scholarships:
Chatham Performing Arts Boosters: Band Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding ability, commitment, and dedication to the band programs at Chatham High School. ($500)
Chatham Performing Arts Boosters: Choral Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding talent, commitment, and dedication to the vocal programs at Chatham High School. ($500)
Chatham Performing Arts Boosters: Orchestra Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding ability, commitment, and dedication to the orchestra programs at Chatham High School. ($500)
Chatham Performing Arts Boosters: Theatre Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, dedication, talent, and keen interest in drama and the theatre at Chatham High School. ($500)
Chatham Performing Arts Boosters Multiple Discipline Scholarship will be awarded to students who have been accepted and will attend a 2 or 4 year college or university. The students must have demonstrated outstanding commitment, dedication and talent in two or more of the following areas at Chatham High School: band, orchestra, chorus or theatre. (2 - $500)
A separate application is attached for the Chatham Performing Arts Boosters Scholarships.
Chatham Township Policemen’s Benevolent Association Scholarships are presented to two Chatham High School seniors who have a parent actively serving, or who died while serving the Chathams in a public safety capacity; or are themselves in one of the following branches of public safety: Police and Law Enforcement; Fire Department (including volunteer fire fighters); Volunteer Ambulance Corp/First Aid Squad; Military service of any family member. The students must have applied to and will attend a four year college or university, a two year college or a technical school. (2- $1,000)
The Chatham Township Republican Committee Charles R. Clark Scholarship will be offered to a graduating Chatham High School senior residing in Chatham Township who is of good character, committed to learning, has exhibited leadership potential, participation in community activities and an interest in the political process. The award must go to a high school senior. Politicians often base their decisions on what will please the voters, not on what is best for the country. Explain what you think of this statement. Describe the principles you think should determine whether political decisions should be made to please voters or to serve the nation. Describe specific examples in which a politician might make an unpopular decision for the good of the country.Essay page attached. ($2,000)
Green Village Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Chatham High School senior class who demonstrates dedication to his/her community by involvement in an activity as a volunteer and who plans to further his/her education by attending a four year college or university, a two year college, or a technical school. ($500)
Madison Lodge No. 93 Free and Accepted Masons; Philip T. Sproul Scholarship is awarded to a deserving Chatham High School senior who has met the primary requirements of scholastic achievement, character, community service, demonstrated financial need and sincerity of purpose in the pursuit of his or her planned course of higher education. The scholarship will be for any formal training beyond high school to include four year undergraduate college, two or four year community college, trade school, or an approved apprentice program. Each scholarship applicant should complete the attached application. ($1,000)
Lewis R. Sheats Scholarship is given in honor of this 1960 Chatham High School graduate to a Chatham High School senior who has maintained satisfactory grades and has been accepted in a program to further her/his education. Children of members of local fire departments, police departments, and ambulance squads are eligible for this grant. The students, themselves, may also be members of these departments in either a volunteer or auxiliary capacity to be eligible. ($2,500)
Woman's Club of Chatham Scholarships are awarded to five female Chatham High School students in the top 20th percentile of the senior class who have attended Chatham High School for at least three years. In addition, they need to have participated in school activities and performed regular volunteer services within the Chatham community. Financial need will be considered. The sponsor will award five scholarships of $4000 each to five female students. Separate application attached. Winner must attend awards luncheon which will be held May 19th, 2017 and be enrolled in a four-year college/university for the Fall semester of the year in order to receive scholarship. ($4000)
Nicholas F. Rizzo Fine Arts Scholarship is given to a graduating Chatham High School senior who will be pursuing a college major and career in the art field.
The Steven Johe Scholarship is given in honor of this 2012 Chatham High School graduate. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Chatham High School senior who has had a familial or personal challenge they had to overcome or who is interested in (a) attending college out West, or (b) interested in taking a “gap year”, or (c) attending County College of Morris. Required essay: “It is the future, and you are 30 years old. Please tell me what your life is like and what you have done since graduating high school. Be creative!” Essay attached ($1000.00)
The Chatham Emergency Squad Scholarship is awarded to a Chatham High School student who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the community through volunteer service or exhibits an interest in the field of medicine or science.Essay attached ($2500)