Category: Stories

Category: Stories

Living in a cramped basement apartment in Paterson was not easy for Aaron McLean and his family. But his parents were determined that Aaron and his two younger brothers would have top-notch educational opportunities including attending private schools. His father, Donovan, arrived in this country first and worked for 6 years as a carpet installer.  […]

Even as a young child Natalia Guzman always knew that she wanted to help others. At the age of 3, she saw her mom, Teresa, successfully battle leukemia. Afterwards, Natalia became aware of several close family members in El Salvador who had passed away due to diabetes. These events provided inspiration for Natalia to want to study Medicine and become a Pediatrician as well […]

Speaking with DeAndre Tomlinson revealed a young man who is extremely intelligent and well-spoken yet humble. A Sophmore at Notre Dame, on track to graduate in 2020, DeAndre recently declared his major, Scientific Computing, described as “an indispensable part of almost all scientific investigation and technological development.” His course of study will be combined with […]

Parsippany, NJ – October 1, 2017 – The Board of the Trustees of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund has appointed Prudence Pigott to the position of President.  Pigott previously served as a trustee for Tri-County, since 2015. “Prudence has brought a lot of energy and new ideas to our organization as a trustee.  We know she […]

Ashley had always planned on becoming a doctor. But in her senior year at Mary Help of Christians Academy, Dr. Tom Haring, Director of Student Services, counseled Ashley to try an accounting course. Initially resistant, Ashley quickly realized this course of study was a natural fit. After earning the highest grade in the course, asking […]

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Academic life was not always smooth for Ronnie Vergara.  Now a successful Sophomore double-majoring in Finance and Economics at Monmouth University, Ronnie felt frustrated when she started at DePaul Catholic High. “I struggled with many things, certainly academics and sports,” says Ronnie. “I hit a point where I almost gave up.” Ronnie’s mom, Migdalia, became […]

TRI-COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP FUND IS PLEASED TO CONGRATULATE ITS 41 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS GRADUATING WITH THE CLASS OF 2016.   This year, the support of Tri-County and its donors enabled 41 high school seniors to graduate across northern and central New Jersey. Of these graduates, 93% will attend college in the Fall, with the remainder directly entering the workforce or […]

Ever since Tri-County alumna Avril Cooper was a child she found inspiration in both the large and small moments of life.  Now a 3rd year, pre-med Biology major at Penn State University attending the prestigious Schreyer Honors College, Avril, at the age of 12, was deeply moved by her grandmother’s quick, unexpected death due to a […]

  When it comes to choices, Zaire Davidson, a senior attending DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, has quite a few.  He may not have been worried, but finding out he was accepted to nine colleges has presented him with a wide array of options to achieve his goals of acquiring an MBA and then […]