The Presinzano Civic Foundation awarded $2,500 to graduating Hoboken High School seniors earlier this month as part of their scholarship program.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We are a newly created 501(c)(3) organization focusing on youth and seniors of Hoboken. Helping students with scholarships as they pursue their goals of higher education is just one of many ways we hope invest in our neighbors and community,” Paul Presinzano, the CEO of the foundation, said in a statement.
“This decision was a win-win for the students and our mission; we also want to thank the Hoboken High School administration for their help in making this a success.”
To qualify, students needed to maintain a certain GPA, write a 250-word essay about “What Hoboken means to them,” and their plans to continue their education.
The Presinzano Civic Foundation board originally planned to award $2,000 in scholarships, but decided to increase that number based on the number of applications received. As a result, five students each received $500 scholarships.
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