SCHOLARSHIP TRUST | DONATIONS
The Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1959 with a bequest of $1,000 by five members of the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood. Since then, tuition costs have skyrocketed, making it harder for graduates to make ends meet while paying back student loans. Funds for this annual scholarship are raised through our fundraising efforts, smart investments, and donations from community members, former scholarship recipients, and current and former Woman’s Club members.
Our Scholarship Trust Team is underway with their busy season. We are one of the few ( maybe only!!) local Organizations that Grants/gives money to stellar students. Our team works hard with the Ridgewood High School Common App process to award and gift students each year for four years. They currently carry almost two dozen students each year to help support their education.
Last year alone, we provided 27 students with much-needed scholarships to help ease the burden of the high cost of college tuition. The Scholarship Trust Fund committee selects students based on academic achievement, community service, extracurricular involvement, and financial need. Your donation will have a direct impact on the students as it will be used to fund scholarships for our recipients from the Ridgewood High School class of 2022.
Please consider donating to The Scholarship Trust Fund or send a check made payable to Scholarship Trust Fund and mail to The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, 215 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
Your donation is tax-deductible. The Scholarship Trust Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization.
A list of the charities we support is given below.
SHARE Inc. (Senior Housing Assoc. of Ridgewood and Environs), based in Ridgewood, provides affordable shared housing for ambulatory and independent senior citizens. Their facilities and services are provided at 2 locations in Ridgewood and are designed to meet the physical, social and psychological needs of seniors.
Sharing the Arts, based in Ridgewood, is a performing arts program for individuals with mild to moderate developmental delays. Their mission is to enhance the lives of children with special needs through performing arts.
For over 100 years, the volunteers at Social Service Association of Ridgewood and vicinity have been dedicated to helping the community. They provide non-perishable foods, food vouchers, emergency rent, utility assistance, and support services to low-income families in the area.
YMCA RAINBOWS Program, based in Ridgewood, is a peer-support, confidential grief recovery program for children and teens. Rainbows provides free programs for young people who are grieving the loss of a parent or guardian due to divorce, deployment, death, or trauma.
YWCA Healing Space: A Sexual Violence Resource Center provides high-quality crisis intervention, advocacy, and support services to help promote the healing of anyone affected by sexual victimization. The center is the only organization in the county that provides free and confidential services 24 hrs per day, seven days per week.
Youth Consultation Service – The Holley Center, in Hackensack, is a non-profit social service agency dedicated to educating, sheltering, caring for and advocating for children in need. Their Holley Childcare and Development Center is a refuge for children who through no fault of their own have NO other place to call home. The center provides a safe haven for children who have endured abuse and neglect throughout their childhood and as a result suffer deep and emotional distress.
Womans Club Scholarship Trust, founded in 1959, provides scholarships to young women and men who are graduates of Ridgewood High School for study at accredited institutions of higher learning. Many of the scholarship recipients are dealing with issues such as the death or illness of a parent.