MacLean Awards 2019

2019 John C. MacLean Awards

Scholarship Application Instructions



MINIMUM GPA OF 2.5 or higher is required.  In addition, please see individual sponsor requirements.

Scholarship Application Form:  DOWNLOAD HERE

Please review thoroughly and include all required materials.

  1. Be sure your name is on the top of each application page.
  2. Select the type (Group I or Group II) Scholarship on the top of each application page.
  3. Type your responses directly on the application form.
  • Submit application along with any additional required materials (essay, additional forms, etc.) by February 14, 2019.  Applications will not be accepted after this date.  No exceptions.


GROUP I SCHOLARSHIPS (Selected by Awards Committee):

The following scholarships require:

  • ONLY ONE APPLICATION accompanied by Group I Scholarship Checklist.  Please print the checklist and indicate the scholarships for which you are applying.
  • Group I Scholarship Check List:  CLICK HERE
  • Be sure to include all necessary essays, transcripts and letters of recommendation
  • Group I Scholarships:  CLICK HERE



GROUP II SCHOLARSHIPS (Selected by Sponsor)

The following scholarships require an individual application for each scholarship.

  • Indicate the name of each Group II Scholarship at the top of each application page
  • ATTACH ANY ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED BY SPONSOR (See individual scholarship descriptions)
  • Group II Scholarships:  CLICK HERE


LHS / MacLean Scholarships:


John C. MacLean and Edna Favier MacLean Memorial Scholarship
 See criteria $400.00

Recipient must have attended LHS-4 years.  High academic achievement.  Acceptance into a 4-year college.

American Legion Honor Award


Outstanding Courage, Scholarship, Leadership and Service

Bogle Agency's Warren F. Bogle Memorial Scholarship   $1,000.00

Student furthering education at four-year college, university, etc. for study in the area of business or insurance.

Bogle Agency's Memorial Scholarship   $1,000.00

Student furthering  education at a four-year college.

Bogle Agency's Memorial Scholarship - Phyilis R. Bogel Scholarship   $1,000.00

Student furthering education at a four-year college

Dr. Joseph A. Polito Memorial Award - Medal   $0.00

Citizenship, Leadership and Service and one parent must be a member of the LHS PTSA by October 31st and help by supporting PTSA Activities such as coin drive and attend meetings.

Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors Scholarship   $500.00

Majoring in Business

Lyndhurst Education Association Scholarship   $1,000.00

Continuing in the field of Education.  Please award to a student in financial need when possible.

Michael Sabella Memorial Scholarship   $2,000.00

The student must show evidence of significant growth during the four years at LHS; academically GPA 2.5 minimum;athletic participation varsity level during senior year; school/community service; must attend college or vocational school.

Polish American Citizens Club Scholarship See criteria $1,000.00

At least 50% Polish/Slavic Ancestry, continuing education, top 25% of class. Please provide documentation of Polish/Slavic Ancestry. (Letter from parent/ Parent License or Birth Certificate).

Rutherford Animal Hospital Scholarship   $500.00

Interested in furthering studies in Animal Science, Biology, Vet Science or Vet tech, 3.0 or better, achieve in school extra curricular and/or community activities.

June H. Falco Memorial Scholarship   $500.00

Nursing or teaching. Financial need. Student should demonstrate ability and willingness to help self to meet goals.

Kearny Bank Scholarship   $1,000.00

Further Education

Lyndhurst Chapter of UNICO Scholarships   $600.00

          Student must have been enrolled in Italian for 2 or more    years with a 3.0 GPA or above.


Spencer Savings Bank Scholarship 

See criteria 


A potential interest in banking, business, or finance; a history of community service and leadership; An excellent GPA (i.e. "A"); household income at or below $58,080.  Have recipient fill out Spencer Application and fax after awards committee selects.

LHS / MacLean Scholarships:


Robert S. Rizzo Memorial Humanitarian Award See criteria  $400.00

Involved in community service; letter of recommendation attesting to citizenship; proof of employment during h.s. a plus. Essay Required: "What makes you a 'good kid', and why are you deserving of a humanitarian award in memory of an all-around good guy"

Atlantic-Kenmark Electric, Inc. Scholarship in honor of the late Hector Arias   $250.00

Student who will further his/her education

Booster Club Sharon Esposito Memorial Scholarship   $1,000.00
           Recognize athletic achievement
Booster Club Timothy Kearns and Sean Kearns Memorial Scholarship   $1,000.00
           Recognize athletic achievement
Craig D. Lilore Scholarship   $1,000.00

Min. GPA 2.5, College/Voc Tech/Trade School Exhibit determination, welcomes challenges, perservance, self-discipline, caring, looks to the disadvantaged (Craig's traits and characteristics)

Danny J. Gilmore Scholarship Award See attached $1,500.00

Awarded to a student attending college who is in good standing with at least a B GPA and 2 years of sports participation.

Dennis Taras Memorial Scholarship See criteria $1,000.00

Financial Need, Leadership, Community Service, Character, Extra Curricular Activities, Academic Achievement. Applicant must be a natural or adopted descendant of an Honorably Discharged US Veteran (living or deceased) and provide a copy of DD214 Form.

Beverly Alberti and Mario Rizzo Memorial Scholarship   $1,000.00

Citizenship involvement a must, college, shows an interest in language arts.  One recipient at $2,000.00 and 2 recipients at $1,000.00.

Edward Malaniak Memorial Scholarship   $1,000.00

Academic achievement; Parent/Grandparent with Military Service; Athlete

Franklin School PTA Award   $200.00

College bound student who was a graduate of Franklin School and parent or guardian is a member of the LHS PTSA

Franklin School PTA Arts Scholarship   $200.00

Franklin School Graduate; further education in Art, Music, Literature first or education in general. If a Franklin School graduate does not meet criteria - select student from other school.

James R. Guirland Memorial Scholarship See criteria $500.00

Student Athlete; Volunteer with Special Needs Children; 2 page essay typed on how working with special needs children has influenced you and how it will continue to shape your future.

Miss Ann Mezzina Memorial Scholarship - Athlete   $300.00

Student athlete with a mom who fundraises/fundraised for sports.

Jennifer Bollander Memorial Scholarship See criteria $250.00

Art as a Career (graphic art design, fashion design, interior design, art education). Service to school or community (2 or 3 samples of work)

Jefferson-Columbus School PTA Mildred Caffrey Scholarship   $100.00

Jefferson School graduate; must be attending four year college.  Parent must be PTSA member.

Jefferson-Columbus School - PTA  Award College   $250.00

Awarded 2 students who are graduates of Jefferson School.  One to student attending a four-year college and one to a student attending a two-year college.  Parent must be PTA member.

Kingsland-Lyndhurst AARP Chapter #4866 Scholarship   $1,500.00

Attending a 4 year college, education career perferred but not necessary for consideration

Lincoln School PTA Award   $400.00

Awarded to 2 students who are graduates of Lincoln School. One to student attending 4-year college; one to student attending 2-year college. Scholarship must be for College education. Must be citizen of good standing and attendance.

Lyndhurst Anti-Drug and Alcohol Committee Award   $500.00

Students involved in school activities and seeking to further their education in college or trade school.

The Garden Club Scholarship See criteria  

Student in good academic standing.  Looking to study Environmental Engineering.  Please provide essay regarding interest in studying environmental engineering.

Fausto Arcentales Leadership Scholarship See criteria $500.00

Student must be a captain of an LHS athletic team, honor roll, 3.0 GPA or higher.  Essay required.  Choose one of 2 topics:  1.  Share an example of a moment of leadership on your athletic team and how this experience helped you and your team or 2.  Explain how your experience as a captain of a sports team has influenced others as well as yourself.

Lyndhurst High School Administrator's Award   $300.00

Plans to attend 4 yr. College; prefer-major in Education; plans to pursue college athletics; must be C+ or better; must be a student in good standing (behavior, academic, etc.)

Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad Scholarship   $500.00

Future education in medical field, such as Biology, Nursing, Pre-Med, Paramedic, Physical/Speech Therapy, Respitherapy OR work/involved in EMS or medical field

National Honor Society Scholarship See criteria $100.00

Must be a NHS member, 3.5 GPA. Active participation in school related extra-curricular activities. Involvement in community affairs. Sponsor recommendation will be strongly considered. An essay of interest must be submitted for review.

PTA Award - Lyndhurst Council of Public Schools Parent-Teacher Associations - 2 Year College or 4 Year College   $,1500.00

Scholarship to students attending 4-Year College, 2-Year College or Vocational School. Student or parent must be a member of the LHS PTSA by October 31st. Must Participate in PTSA activities such as coin drive and attend meetings.

PTSA Award - Lyndhurst High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association Scholarship (1) 4 Year College - $500   $500.00

Scholarship to student attending college.  Student or Parent must be a member of the LHS PTSA by October 31.  Must participate in PTSA activities, such as coin drive and attend meetings.

PTA Award - Lyndhurst High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association Scholarship - $300   $300.00

Scholarship to student attending college. Student or parent must be a member of the LHS PTSA by October 31st. Must Participate in PTSA activities such as coin drive and attend meetings.

Roosevelt School PTA Award   $200.00

Attending 2 or 4 year college or post secondary school.  Graduate from Roosevelt School.  Parent or Guardian who is or was an active participant in the PTA as Executive Board Member or Chairperson.

The Garibaldi Award See criteria  

The award is given to a graduating high school senior who has excelled in Italian Language/Cultural Studies and who, in other aspects of extracurricular activities, has been an outstanding example of the Italian American legacy in the United States.  In addition, we require each candidate to write a short essay indicating why he/she should be considered for the honor.

Washington School PTA Scholarships   $250.00

"C" average or above, full time college student - 2 years including tech or community school, Washington School graduate, and past PTA member - current PTSA member.

Woman's Club of Lyndhurst Instrumental Music Scholarship   $250.00

Participation in Instrumental Music for minimum 3 years; citizenship to school and community involving music; letter of recommendation from Band Director and teacher or counselor

Women's Club of Lyndhurst Scholarship   $1,000.00

Male or Female applicants with a 3.0 GPA, evidence of citizenship to School and Community, and proof of acceptance in a 2 or 4 year program.

Paul Contey Memorial Scholarship See Attached $2,000.00

Financial need, 3.0 GPA, show evidence of citizenship to school and community, excellence in history, interest in history

Rose C. and Ralph A. Vuono Sr. Student Athlete Scholarship   $2,000.00

Male or female, currently enrolled in LHS, enrolled all 4ys, Varsity Letter winner participating in a sport, continuing to play sports in college, demonstrates leadership, spirit & sportsmanship, B avererage Guid. & Athl. rec. Interview.

Anthony P. Marotti Memorial Scholarship

See Attached


Minimum B average, two sports, must have four varsity letters. Demonstrates Leadership qualities and community service. Please provide a brief essay (no more than one typed page, single spaced) describing a situation or event where you had to overcome a particular hardship or difficulty. How did the way you responded to that challenge affect you in the way that you think and live your life?

Jimmy C. Memorial Scholarship  See criteria $3,000.00

Continuing Education or College. Four-year Soccer player, average student or better. Essay: "Why I should be chosen to receive the Jimmy C Scholarship." Interview required.

Medieval Times Scholarship See criteria $1,000.00

Academic Achievement, extra-curricular activities-top 10 students in class. Essay Required: "What are your dreams, where do you see yourself in the future, and how have you overcome obstacles to get where you are today?"

Joseph and Marie Vendola Scholarship   $1,000.00

4-Year College; Medical, allied health or science related fields; average or above average GPA

Lyndhurst Fire Department Vocational Scholarship See criteria $500.00

Awarded to a student attending a vocational or technical school. Must demonstrate traits of citizenship, service, attendance and dependability. Must submit a one-page essay explaining why he or she is pursuing a career in public safety, police, fire, ems or homeland security.

Pillars of Character See Attached $500.00

Awarded to a student who demonstrates trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, citizenship and the ability to care about others.

Kenny Stevens Memorial Scholarship See criteria $1,000.00

Financial Need, Leadership, Community Service, Character, Extra Curricular Activities, Academic Achievement. Applicant must be a natural, adopted, step-child, grandchild or great grandchild of an Honorably Discharged US Veteran (living or deceased) and provide a copy of DD214 Form.

Miss Ann Mezzina Memorial Scholarship - Roosevelt School



Roosevelt School graduate with a mom who fundraises/fundraised for Roosevelt School.

Miss Ann Mezzina Memorial Scholarship - Band



Band student with mom who fundraises/fundraised for the band.

The Angelo Pandiscia VHS Memorial Scholarship


Must have completed 2 semesters of VHS.

Women's Club of Lyndhurst Visual Arts Scholarship

See criteria


Participation in Art Electives for minimum of 3 years; citizenship to school and community involving the visual arts; additional letter of recommendation from art teacher.

Women's Club of Lyndhurst Vocal Arts Scholarship

See criteria


Participation in Chorale for min of 3 years. Audition for outside vocal group such as Bergen County Choir and/or NJSMA. Citizenship to school and community involving music (i.e.: school musical, talent show, church choirs) Additional letter of recommendation from Choral Director

Mock Trial Scholarship                            See criteria $500.00

Senior who participated in Mock Trial Team for that academic year.  Interview with Ms. Gina DiMaggio required.

Angelo & Lucy Insalaco Memorial Scholarship   $200.00

Graduate must show a financial need as well as a strong desire to pursue higher education.

The Immacolata Forte College Book Fund   See Attached $250.00

This annual scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating senior who has studied Italian for multiple years (3+), earned high marks in these Italian classes, and has been an active member of Lyndhurst High School's Italian Club.  Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 and submit a short essay.



Richard Pezzolla Memorial Scholarship        $1,000.00   

One student who demonstrates Leadership, Spirit and Sportsmanship.