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“Life Lesson’s” Scholarship Program 2019

1. DEADLINE for scholarship applications is Friday, April 19th, 2019 by 4:10 p.m. See criteria below for eligibility requirements.

  1. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  2. Type or print legibly. You may also download a copy of the application online at the Downing Middle School Webpage.

  3. If you have any questions about the application, please call Christy Doleshal 973-479-1388.

Purpose: To provide a scholarship to a deserving Marcus High School Senior interested in or intending to pursue post-high school course of study at either college/university or other post- secondary educational institution.

Award Component: There will be one $500 scholarship selected by members of the DMS PTA Scholarship Committee.


  1. Applicant must be a DMS alumni from the Class of 2015.

  2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award (2019).

  3. Applicant must demonstrate positive-impact involvement – in the complete sense –

    consistent with capacity and circumstances and/or significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement, determined through letters of recommendation.

  4. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  5. Applicant or family member must be a member of PTA or PTSA

Application Process:

Applicant must submit the following items:

  1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)

  2. Minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 letters of recommendations from choice of high school

    teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individual with significant

    knowledge of applicant’s experience and involvement.

  3. A recent high school transcript with cumulative grade point average. A copy of your

    most recent transcript will be accepted.

  4. Personal Essay.