Princeton Nursery School establishes new scholarship


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Princeton Nursery School (PNS) has received $51,000 from the Board of Trustees of the University League Nursery School to establish a scholarship for a child in need.

The donation to Princeton Nursery School’s Legacy Fund at the Princeton Area
Community Foundation is to establish the University League Scholarship to be awarded
annually to a child in need to attend Princeton Nursery School.

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Catherine Shapiro, president of the Board of Trustees of the University League Nursery School, presented Executive Director Rose Wong with the funds on Aug. 6.

According to a press release, during the spring, University League Nursery School closed its doors after 70 years when the Board of Trustees voted not to offer classes in the fall of 2020.

“Our board’s priority for establishing the scholarship fund was to honor University League’s legacy by supporting a school that values early childhood, play-based education and makes it accessible to all families in Princeton,” Shapiro said. “We could think of no better institution than Princeton Nursery School, which has been committed to the ‘life of the imagination’ for more than 90 years.”

Wong said the donation by University League helps support the school’s student scholarship program.

“At this time, when there is more need than ever before, we need gifts that will have a long-term impact like this one. However, it was a bittersweet gift to receive. We were truly saddened when University League announced its closure,” Wong said. “However, this gift to PNS will ensure that the legacy of University League will continue in the community.”

PNS’s administration has noticed an increase in the financial need of the school’s families as they reopened its doors in August.

“Princeton Nursery School provides generous scholarships to working families who qualify, with 87% of current families receiving some form of financial support,” Wong said.

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