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Scholarships available for young adults dealing with loss


Good Grief is partnering with Marna’s Pals to support both organization’s efforts to help grieving teens and young adults in New Jersey.

Marna’s Pals is a nonprofit organization in memory of Marna Pal, of South Brunswick, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2008 when her son David was a freshman at Rutgers University. When David graduated from Rutgers with no student loans, he wanted to “pay it forward” by helping other students who have suffered a devastating loss to afford the high cost of college. With help from his friends and family, David founded Marna’s Pals and the Marna Pals’ Scholar Program to teens and young adults who have lost a parent or sibling.

Good Grief is a New Jersey-based non-profit that provides unlimited and free support to children, teens, young adults after the loss of a parent or sibling.

College students or high school seniors can apply for the 2017 Marna’s Pals Scholarship. To be eligible, the applicant must be 17-24 years of age, enrolled at a two- or four-year college or university, experiencing the loss of a sibling or parent, and live in or attend school in New Jersey.

The application deadline is April 30. Apply online at www.marnaspals.com/apply-here.

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