Monday, June 18, 2012
More than $90,000 is awarded to students pursuing advanced educations.
The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $90,000 -- a record amount -- to nearly 90 students to help continue their educations in college and professional schools. As the pricetag for a college education continues to soar, the help is needed more than ever before, the recipients said. Shirley Dessein, a CHS graduate studying at Lincoln University, is among the students grateful for the assistance. She reached a point wondering how she was going to pay her bills before the CHS Scholarship Fund (CHSSF) stepped in to help her cover her costs. “I was overwhelmed to see the zeros,” she said. At a ceremony last week at the CHS Library, Dessein joined the recipients honored by members of the scholarship fund and donors, …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A NYT special report examined the implications of a generation ‘hobbled’ by soaring college costs.
When the Class of 2012 graduates from Columbia High School next month, the vast majority will pursue college degrees. Most will take out loans to cover the costs. But a New York Times special report last weekend cautioned that student debt is a rapidly growing problem with no end in sight. “We just finished reviewing applications this week and were all commenting on the remarkable amount of loans taken by the students,” said Joan Lee, a member of the Columba High School Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to Columbia High School seniors and graduates. “You wonder how they will ever dig out from under,” she said. How did we get to this trillion-dollar point? Andrew W. Lehren, a South Orange resident and New York Times …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
All current CHS seniors and graduates are eligible to apply for scholarships through the CHS Scholarship Fund.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. All current CHS seniors and graduates are encouraged to apply. The scholarships are need-based and can be used for ANY kind of post secondary education from trade or technical school, to community college, four year college and even graduate school. The awards are for one year only; recipients have to re-apply each year. Established in 1923, the fund is the largest provider of need-based scholarships in the Maplewood-South Orange community. Over the years, thousands of Columbia High School seniors and graduates have been able to realize their dreams of higher education thanks to the fund. Applications can be filled out on-line and printed …