2014 Lawyers for Tri-County Awards Reception Recap

The Lawyers for Tri-County Awards Reception was held on Wednesday, Read More Now...

2014 Women of Tri-County Luncheon Recap

The Women of Tri-County 2014 Awards Luncheon was held on Read More Now...

2014 Toast for a Cause

Fundraise…the Old Fashioned way You’re Invited! It’s Tri-County’s fourth annual Read More Now...

22nd Annual Golf Invitational

Take a Swing for Education 2014 Tri-County Scholarship Fund 22nd Annual Read More Now...

Our Mission

"To provide quality education through the financial support of deserving and economically
disadvantaged children, regardless of race, religion, or national origin.

Tri-County Scholarship Fund


Tri-County Scholarship Fund, a New Jersey not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is neither religious nor sectarian. It was founded in 1981 through the leadership of Edward L. Hennessy, Jr. retired CEO of Allied Signal and the Most Reverend Frank J. Rodimer.  Alarmed by the decaying public school system and the mounting inequities in educational choice for families in poorer communities, Mr. Hennessy and Bishop Rodimer joined forces to create an organization that would provide scholarship assistance to New Jersey students, based solely on financial need, so that children could attend private school.  Since 1981, over 30,000 scholarships have been awarded representing over $21 million in Tri-County Scholarship Fund assistance.


The Mission of Tri-County Scholarship Fund is to raise money to provide financial support to deserving and economically disadvantaged children in Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties of New Jersey, regardless of race, religion, or national origin, so they can obtain a quality, values-centered education through accredited K-12 private elementary and secondary schools.

Who Receives Scholarships?

Scholarships are awarded annually to hundreds of students.  Many families are immigrants struggling to provide their children with a quality education in a safe and disciplined environment.

Families reflect the diversity of their communities:  71% Hispanic, 13% Caucasian, 11% African-American, and 5% other.

90% of recipients qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, a large percentage of our urban recipients are non-Catholic, 100% of seniors take the SAT I as compared to 85% in the State and 48% in the Nation.  TCSF scholars attend colleges/universities such as Boston College, Montclair State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, William Paterson to name just a few.