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2022 Scholarships


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Katherine Ure

Katherine served on New Jersey Congressman Malinowski's Youth Council from 2019-2021, where she provided a high school student’s perspective and suggested legislation that would benefit youth.


At New Providence High School, she revitalized the Teens-4-Refugees Club, recruiting 60 new volunteers to help support student’s transition to this country.


She also served as an advisor on the Overlook Hospital Junior Board, where she helped raise $15,000 towards the creation of a new children’s oncology wing at the hospital.

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Eileen Wang

Eileen’s community service is focused in the healthcare field. She has volunteered in numerous facilities ranging from pediatrics to senior citizens. She is compassionate and can bring hope and comfort to those who are suffering not only with disease but also emotionally as well.

She takes initiative to encourage patients who need a sense of belonging to stay positive, know that they are loved, and know she will be there for them in their time of need.   



Ava DeFilippis 

Ava is President of the Madison High School Key Club and has been a member since freshman year.  She oversees many of the charitable events hosted by the organization. 


She has dedicated countless voluntary hours to the Madison summer music program, Madison softball team and Saint Vincent’s Martyr Church.  She also recently received her Gold Award as an avid member of the Girl Scouts of Northern NJ. 



Catarina Guimaraes

Catarina is a compassionate leader with a clear focus on helping children, specifically those with disabilities.


She has been a coach and mentor to disabled athletes with North Jersey Navigators for six years, and has competed and medaled in the U.S. Paralympic Trials in Tokyo, and in the Para Pan American Games in Peru.


She is also the captain of the Cranford track and field team and is listed as one of the top All-American high school athletes in track and field.



Julia Flood

Julia is a compassionate leader whose service focuses on helping children — especially those in the foster care system. She’s a Girls on the Run junior coach, where she runs with and discusses personal empowerment with fourth and fifth-grade girls twice a week.


Along with her family, she’s participated in the Fresh Air Fund, which influenced her to become an intern at Miriam's Heart, a New Jersey-based non-profit organization that radically supports children who have been adopted or placed in foster care.


She’s extended this dedication in school, starting a club called Fostering Care whose mission is to raise money and awareness for children in foster care. Her group works closely with Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Union County.  She has truly made a positive impact in the lives of those she volunteers to help.

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