About Us

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Scholarship Foundation was established on June 27, 1966. Recognizing the vital need for post-high school education and the increasing financial responsibility that it places on families, the Foundation awarded its first scholarships in 1967. Since then, we have proudly awarded scholarships to thousands of students totaling over $4 million.

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Scholarship Foundation qualifies as a charitable organization under IRS section 501(c)(3). Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

The scholarship Foundation raises funds through our annual Dollars for Students campaign.

In addition to the Foundation’s Dollars for Students awards, we currently administer over 50 separate honorary and memorial scholarships. These awards are funded via individuals or groups from our community and beyond. These scholarships can be set up as a one-time award, or be awarded annually. For information on establishing an honorary or memorial scholarship, please contact the Foundation president, Michelle Wywra.

Funds received are utilized to grant scholarship assistance to qualifying high school students and current college students who reside in Scotch Plains or Fanwood, New Jersey.

Contributions are welcomed anytime. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, send your check made payable to “The SPF Scholarship Foundation” to P.O. Box 123, Fanwood, NJ 07023. You may also donate through our secure PayPal link. Click here to donate.

Learn more about our history.

Statement of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity:

It is the policy and practice of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Scholarship Foundation to treat all persons with dignity and respect and to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to color, race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, military status or any other category protected by law. This policy covers all scholarship award actions, including the application and selection process, and the continuance of scholarship funding if applicable.