Friday, February 25, 2022

 The Matawan Aberdeen Public Library is hosting a live webinar called "The Art of the Appeal" on 3/10 at 7 p.m. This webinar will teach families how to appeal for more college financial aid even after their student receives their award letter and how to improve the likelihood of a successful appeal. Register in advance here:

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Jumpstart Your College Search



College Kickoff, Part Two:

Jumpstart Your College Search

Thursday, February 24, 7:30pm EST / 4:30pm PST

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11th-graders and their parents/guardians often feel a mixture of excitement and apprehension about applying to and paying for college. This program is designed to get you started with the process and help you manage it the whole way through. We’ll give you the inside scoop on both best practices and common mistakes to avoid. 


Join Director of College Counseling Brennan Barnard and his guests:

  • Andy Borst, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Mary Nucciarone, Director of Financial Aid, University of Notre Dame
  • Karen Richardson, Dean of Admission, Princeton University

SWAG from College Guidance Network


College admission leaders from around the country join CGN's Brennan Barnard to share Some Wisdom And Gear.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

College Fair

 We’re pleased to announce that the NJACAC Regional College Fair has returned to Kean University once again this spring, making that “perfect fit” higher education institution easier than ever to find! 

REGISTER your students for the opportunity to meet with nearly 100 admissions representatives from top-choice colleges and universities – like Kean – all in one place. This year’s college fair planning committee has restricted the total number of attendees to 500 people per session to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all.

Secure your spot here by choosing from one of the following time slots below: 

NJACAC 2022 Regional College Fair 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Time Slot #1: 8–10 a.m.

Time Slot #2: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 

Kean University, Harwood Arena

Monday, February 14, 2022


SPTS invites you to attend a virtual presentation to discuss some of the difficulties of parenting a teen.

Please share this amazing opportunity with the parents in your community!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
7:00 pm EST

The evening will be led by Susan Tellone, SPTS Clinical Director, and will feature an interactive panel of community experts.

Panelists include:

  • Susan Tellone (she/her/hers), RN, BSN, CSN, MSN, SPTS Clinical Director and Panel Moderator
  • Damien Alan Lopez (he/him/his), Garden State Equality, Author, Project Manager & Trainer and Activist
  • Amy Kennedy (she/her/hers), Education Director, The Kennedy Forum
  • Caroline Davidson (she/her/hers), MPH, Vice President of State Engagement, ATLAS; Shatterproof
  • Fatima Aw, SPTS Youth Council Member, High School Student, Suicide Prevention Advocate 

Are you unsure how to bring up the topic of suicide, mental illness or substance use with your child?

This presentation will help you:
  • Dispel common misconceptions
  • Address the importance of talking to your child about identifying a “Trusted Adult”
  • Provide information on the warning signs of suicide
  • Discuss the potential impact of current events and social media
  • Identify resources and options for accessing care

The opportunity to ask questions from the comfort of your own home is an invaluable aspect of this virtual night.

Pre-Registration is free, but required.
For more information and to register
This Panel Presentation is presented by Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide in Partnership with:

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is a non-profit community organization dedicated to increasing awareness and reducing the stigma of suicide through specialized training programs and outreach resources that empower teens, parents and educational leaders with the guidance and skills needed to help those at risk of suicide and build a life of resiliency.
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Monday, February 7, 2022

NJ Sharing Network Scholarship


Our Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of multiple scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year, made possible by the Betsy Niles Scholarship Fund, the Missy’s Miracle Scholarship Fund, and the Hearts for Emma Partner Fund. Scholarships are awarded to students who have been impacted by organ and tissue donation and transplantation and/or are advocates for our life-saving mission. The application is available for download at Kindly share this application with your students. For all inquiries, please email

The deadline for submission is Friday, April 1, 2022 at noon. Please note the amount of each scholarship and the number of awardees will be determined during the application review process.



Arete Scholarship Fund

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Scholarship Fund

The New Jersey Hall of Fame is proud to announce the renewal of the Arete Scholarship Fund. The Arête Scholarships will be awarded to a deserving male and female student graduating in 2022 from a New Jersey high school. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship from the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF).

Arête is a concept that Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle referred to more than 3,000 years ago that refers to the act of actualizing one’s highest sense of self with a moral excellence of character. The term Arête essentially means that the individual should strive to pursue their passions in life, and realize their dreams regardless of their circumstances or the adversities that they are likely to face on the path to greatness.

The successful applicants will embody the meaning of Arête and will distinguish themselves as New Jerseyans who are on their way to realizing their dreams. The NJHOF Arête Scholarship Award will be one of the highest honors that the NJHOF & the State of N.J. can bestow upon a student, and each student will be recognized at the NJHOF’s annual induction ceremony!

The recipients of the Arête scholarship are young people who demonstrate that sense of Jersey pride and that willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. The successful applicants must demonstrate qualities such as academic engagement, moral character, and a commitment to their community. These recipients do not necessarily have to be at the very top of their school class from an academic standpoint, but should demonstrate a focus in school and life, and have a well thought out plan on how they intend to realize their highest sense of self: their Arête.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of Garden State citizens. The inductees have overcome challenges and obstacles to rise to the top of their chosen field. They offer hope to those facing their own struggles and to young people who dare to dream, despite adversity. They instill a sense of pride in New Jerseyans who identify with their “can-do” attitudes and tenacity.

Application can be found here

Thursday, February 3, 2022


Rumson Presbyterian Peacemaking Scholarship - Due 4/1

Each year our church offers a Peacemaking Scholarship to college-bound seniors.  Six $500 awards will be given to students who best exemplify our Peacemaking standards by protecting the environment, striving for social justice, and working to redress wrongs against the impoverished and the oppressed.
Visit the guidance Google Classroom or see your counselor for the application, which is due by April 1, 2022.          `

You do not need to live in Rumson or belong to the Presbyterian Church to apply.

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