Essex Catholic High School Foundation Scholarships provide financial support to students attending private (non-public) high schools, any undergraduate/graduate college/university or technical/trade school in the United States who are children or grandchildren or other descendants of ECHS alumni. The Foundation annually awards several competitive scholarships of at least $1,000 each, and is endeavoring to increase this program through the Century Club (see below). The deadline for submitting an application to the Foundation Scholarship Committee is midnight, June 1, for the forthcoming academic year. Scholarships will be awarded by September 1.

The contact person for scholarships is Foundation Scholarship Committee Chairman Roger Desiderio ’67rdesiderio@benditweinstock.com973-736-9800

CENTURY CLUB

Given the limited resources available, the Foundation Scholarship Committee has, in recent years, been awarding $3,000 in scholarships annually. The Board of Trustees would like to increase the amount to $10,000. In order to reach this goal, we need your support. The Board of Trustees has authorized the creation of the Century Club, the intent of which is to get 100 Essex Catholic alumni to donate $100 per year exclusively for scholarships. All Board of Trustee members are committed to this goal and have signed on as Century Club members.

In addition to informing you of our progress and publishing the names of Century Club members through the chart below, the Board of Trustees will, each year in the Alumni Dinner & Hall of Fame Induction Journal, recognize the names of Century Club members in appreciation for their donation. We ask that you consider committing to this project. All donations are tax-deductible, as the Foundation is a 501(c3) entity.

There is nothing better than helping to educate a student. Please send your donation checks, payable to “Essex Catholic High School Foundation Inc.,” to:

William Vantuono ’77
Treasurer, Essex Catholic High School Foundation Inc.
50 Valentine Street, Unit 19A
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750

Please be sure to designate your check as “Scholarship Fund.” The donation will be used exclusively for scholarships.

Thank you for your generosity. Remember, $100 times 100 donations equals our goal of $10,000!

Application Process

  • Applicants must provide proof of acceptance to a private high school,  college/university or technical/trade school.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation with the application.
  • The applicant must complete part one of the application and the parent(s) can assist as necessary.
  • The parent(s) must complete part two of the application if the applicant is under 18.

Mail applications and/ or letters to:

  • Essex Catholic High School Foundation Scholarship
    c/o Decker Tape Products
    2 Stewart Place
    Fairfield, NJ 07004-2202
  • If you have any questions, please call the
    ECHS Foundation Scholarship Committee Chairman at (973) 736-9800.
  • Contact Person:
    Roger Desiderio ’67