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Eric Epstein and Michael Epstein Scholarship Opportunity
Administered By The Wayne Education Foundation (WEF) 

The WEF is pleased to administer and award the Eric Epstein and Michael Epstein Scholarship to eligible Wayne Hills High School seniors through an application process. This scholarship, funded by Eric Epstein (Class of 1985) and Michael Epstein (Class of 1989), both alumni of Wayne Hills High School, will be awarded to a deserving high school senior on March 31, 2024. For more information and to apply, see below or contact the Wayne Education Foundation via email at wayneeducationfoundation@gmail.com

Apply for the Eric Epstein and Michael Epstein Scholarship:

This scholarship will be awarded on March 31, 2024.


To apply: Review the criteria and application requirements to be sure you qualify. Click apply at the bottom of the page to be redirected to the Google form application. Here are some helpful tips to consider before beginning your application:


Please read the criteria carefully. If you do not meet the criteria, you will not be considered for the award.

  • Deadline to submit all applications is February 1, 2024

  • Preference is given to those with demonstrated financial need.

  • One letter of recommendation from a Wayne Hills teacher is required.

  • Common or college app essay and responses to three supplemental questions are required.

  • This scholarship requires you to upload your unofficial Wayne Hills High School transcript. This can be in pdf, doc, docx, png, jpeg, or jpg format.

  • Finalists will be invited to an interview, either in-person or virtual, to discuss their application.

  • If you have any questions, please contact the WEF at wayneeducationfoundation.org

Eric Epstein and Michael Epstein Scholarship $20,000
($5,000 annually for up to four years)

Established:   
2023-2024

Amount: 
$20,000 ($5,000/year for up to four years)

Donors Description:
The Eric Epstein and Michael Epstein Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Wayne Hills High School Senior in the amount of $5,000 per year and is renewable up to four years of education beyond high school. Eric Epstein and Michael Epstein are alumni of Wayne Hills High School and are committed to aiding well-rounded students in their goals of getting a 4-year college degree.


They have enjoyed successful careers in the fields of finance and law. Eric Epstein and Michael Epstein are dedicated to giving back to deserving students at Wayne Hills High School and have generously established The Eric Epstein and Michael Epstein Scholarship through the Wayne Education Foundation.

Criteria:

The scholarship will be open to all students pursuing a 4-year college degree. The award will go to a student who has demonstrated leadership, integrity, drive, and citizenship within the community, school, and at home. Preference is given to those with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship must be used to pay tuition and related expenses at an accredited 4-year college or university. If the criteria continue to be met, the recipient may also qualify for the same amount for the second, third, and fourth years of college attendance.

 

In order to be considered for the Scholarship, the student, who is a senior, must:

  • Be enrolled at Wayne Hills High School-Wayne, NJ for both junior and senior years

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5

  • Apply to and/or been accepted by an accredited 4-year college or university

  • Has participation in at least one high school sport, activity, club, student government, or the arts. 

  • Adhere to and submit all application requirements as described below.

In order to qualify for the continuance of the $5,000 award each subsequent year the student must submit:

  • A college transcript grade report, maintaining a 3.5 GPA

  • A college schedule for subsequent years at school

Application Requirements:

  • Submit a completed WEF Scholarship Application online

  • Upload your personal essay from the common or college application

  • Answer these three Supplemental Questions:

    • How is being a resident of Wayne and a student at Wayne Hills High School preparing you for college and to be a contributing member of society? (Describe in less than 200 words)

    • Describe yourself in less than 50 words.

    • What is one class you would teach and why? (Describe in less than 100 words)

  • The application includes questions to demonstrate financial need:

    • If you are an underrepresented group, for instance, part of an ethnic minority or the first in your family to go to college

    • Any relevant family circumstances; your parents are immigrants or refugees

    • Parents’ occupation and how many children/family members they support financially

    • How you will be paying for college, including what you personally are doing to contribute financially (like working student jobs)

    • Any financial circumstances that the Scholarship Committee should consider (i.e. divorce, separation, illness, parent retirement, unemployment, etc.)

  • Provide one letter of recommendation from a Wayne Hills teacher.

  • Upload your unofficial Wayne Hills High School transcript

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