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Freedom Scholars

Freedom Scholars

In addition to the customary annual scholarships of $2,000- per grade school student and $4,000- per high school student, Tri-County offers Freedom Scholarships.  Freedom Scholars is a program geared to high school students of financial need and significant academic achievement and potential. It’s a partnership between participating schools, families and Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF).

Freedom Scholars benefit from having the bulk of their tuition paid. Tri-County and the participating schools each contribute the same amount annually (just under half the tuition cost). Students’ families pay the remainder. The program is for graduating 8th graders.

Freedom Scholars exhibit high achievement: a B average or better is the norm both in 8th grade and throughout high school. Emphasis is also placed on attendance, homework, participation, service and general good behavior.

In each high school, Freedom scholars have a designated mentor, a senior staff or faculty member, who meets with them monthly. In addition, tutoring is available to all Freedom Scholars along with college testing preparation in junior year and college essay preparation in senior year. Top Tri-County scholars have been awarded full tuition scholarships to Colgate, Cornell, Villanova, UCLA, Rutgers, Georgetown, and Notre Dame, among others.

Application forms are available for DOWNLOAD HERE and at participating high schools. The deadline for applications is February 15. Winners will be announced in April.

For more information, please call 973-984-9600 or email msimon@tcsfund.org