Princeton Area Community Foundation awards more than $90,000 in scholarships


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The Princeton Area Community Foundation has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to area high school and college students.

The foundation awarded $39,350 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors and renewed another $53,400 in scholarships for college students who will be resuming classes in the fall.

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“We know this school year has been hard for students, especially for seniors,” said Jeffrey M. Vega, president and CEO of the Community Foundation, in a prepared statement. “We are very grateful for our donors, who help us help such hard-working students pursue their dreams. On behalf on the Princeton Area Community Foundation, we would like to congratulate each scholarship winner, and we wish each student a successful future.”

In addition to the more than $90,000 in scholarships, another $5,000 was awarded through the Thomas George Artist Fund Award to Kyle Lang, who recently completed his studies at Mercer County Community College. George (1918-2014) was an internationally recognized artist who set up the Thomas George Artists Fund to help young artists at the outset of their careers. Through the fund, $5,000 is awarded each year, to support an artist engaged in drawing and painting for up to six months directly following his or her graduation, according to the statement.

For the full list of new and renewed scholarships, visit

In Mercer County, the recipients are:

Ewing High School

Greater Mercer Scholarship Fund (1 year) $2,150

Lion Woodward Educational Fund / Rotary Club of Trenton (4 years) $2,500

  • Nathalia Davila, Florida State University

Hamilton High School West

Mary Elliott Wislar Memorial Scholarship Fund (2 years) $6,500

John R. and Shirley I. Forrest Memorial Scholarship (4 years) $5,000

  • Dieter Felkner, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Notre Dame High School

Princeton Post No. 76, American Legion Dr. Henry J. Frank Scholarship (4 years) $1,000

  • Zachary Klein, The Catholic University of America

Princeton High School

Princeton Post No. 76, American Legion Dr. Henry J. Frank Scholarship (4 years) $1,000

  • Cosette Hansen, George Washington University
  1. Myrtle Hensor Teaching Scholarship Fund (1 year) $1,000
  • Meghan Callahan, University of Scranton

Louise Maas Allied Health Professions Scholarship Fund (1 year) $1,000

  • Eleanor Wilkinson, Clemson University

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