Six Seniors Earn Awards From Clark Scholarship Fund

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CLARK – The Clark Scholarship Fund presented six scholarships with a total value of $7,000 to outstanding Arthur L. Johnson High School seniors at an awards ceremony held at the Clark Knights of Columbus on May 19.

Nicole Pandolfo received the $2,000 Charles E. Driesens Scholarship, named in honor of one of the co-founders of the Clark Scholarship Fund. She will attend Northeastern University in Boston and major in architecture.

Brittany Dolan, who will attend the University of Scranton, Pa. and major in elementary education, was awarded the Henry Staeger Scholarship, named in honor of another co-founder of the CSF. The Staeger award has a value of $2,000.

Michael Newby was presented the $1,000 William Sangiuliano Scholarship. He will attend Seton Hall University and plans to major in chemistry and political science.

Courtney Maulen received the Osteopath Medical Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. She will major in occupational therapy at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.

Amanda Karpa, who will attend Seton Hall University to study accounting and finance, and Tara Shannon, who will study international business at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., each received a $500 scholarship sponsored by the Clark/Mountainside Elks Lodge and administered by the Clark Scholarship Fund.

For the past 55 years, the Clark Scholarship Fund has honored outstanding township students. Recipients must live in Clark, but may attend any area school. Awards are based on academic achievement and financial need.

The fun is supported entirely by contributions from businesses and individual citizens in the community. It has no endowment and does not receive support from government or foundation sources. Contributions may be sent, payable to the Clark Scholarship Fund, c/o Lance Steinberg, 357 Oak Ridge Road, Clark NJ 07066.

2008 Scholarship Recipients – Pictured standing left to right are Tara Shannon, Nicole Pandolfo, and Amanda Karpa. Michael Newby and Brittany Dolan are seated. Courtney Maulen is missing from the photo.


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