SCHOLARSHIPS
ROPE AWARD
(Reaching for One’s Potential for Excellence)

Students who have met the challenge of becoming college ready are eligible to apply for the ROPE Award. This award is open to any high school senior. 

 

ROPE Award recipients are selected by a committee of teachers, counselors and administrators from each school. Students who receive the ROPE Award will receive up to $8,000 for up to four years of college and are eligible to apply for the Ron Paris Mass Communication Award and the Charles Z. Flack Community Leadership Award.

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RON PARIS
MASS COMMUNICATION AWARD

The Ron Paris Mass Communication Award was created in 2008 in memory of Mr. Ron Paris, founder of The Daily Courier and founding member of the Board of Trustees for The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation. This award is given to one senior at each high school who shows an aptitude in the area of mass communication. The recipients of the award will receive up to $8,000 for up to four years of college 

To qualify applicants must:

  1. Must be a ROPE award recipient

  2. Must have an artifact that demonstrates their aptitude in the area of mass communications

CHARLES Z. FLACK JR.
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
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The Charles Z. Flack Jr. Community Leadership Award was created in 2010 in memory of Mr. Charles Z. Flack Jr., a businessman and community leader who was a founding member of the Board of Trustees for The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation. This award is given to a senior at each high school who has demonstrated leadership, community service, organizational skills, and vision in his or her own school and community. The recipients of the award will receive up to $8,000 for up to four years of college. 

To qualify applicants must:

  1. Must be a ROPE award recipient

  2. Must complete the application and essay

  3. Have 1 recommendation from a person familiar with a student’s leadership activities

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ROPE recipients 2017
JIM SONGSTER MASTERY AWARD

Jim Songster was the first Executive Director of The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation at East Rutherford High School and he remained in this position until June 1996. One of the earliest programs Mr. Songster started was the JumpStart program. In his memory, students who graduate from the JumpStart program can earn up to $500 by meeting the following criteria:

  1. Achieve a 2.5 GPA and graduate in 4 years

  2. Participate in one extracurricular activity

  3. Attend one college visit

  4. Earn acceptance to at least one postsecondary institution

  5. Complete a minimum of 32 documented service hours