The Princeton Area Community Foundation has awarded more than $86,000 in scholarships to 28 high school and college students.

The Community Foundation awarded $33,050 to 11 high school students who will begin college this fall, and renewed another $53,260 in scholarships to 17 college students who will return to classes in September.

“We’d like to congratulate these talented students, and we wish them success as they continue their studies,” said Jeffrey M. Vega, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “We are able to help these students thanks to our generous donors who have created scholarship funds here.”

A list of high school students, the colleges they plan to attend, along with the names of the scholarships and the amounts awarded per year, is below. For the full list of new and renewed scholarships, visit

Mercer County

Hamilton Township
Greater Mercer Scholarship (1 year)
• Kyle Gankiewicz, Steinert High School – East, The College of New Jersey: $2,000
John R. and Shirley I. Forrest Memorial Scholarship (4 years)
• Liam Martin Courtney, Hamilton High School West, Roanoke College: $5,000

Hopewell Valley Central High School
Mary Elliott Wislar Memorial Scholarship (2 years)
• Clay Sosis, Emerson College: $5,850

Princeton High School
Princeton Post No. 76, American Legion Dr. Henry J. Frank Scholarship (4 years)
• Matthew Luke Hawes, Harvard College: $1,000
• James Verbeyst, Kean University: $1,000

Camden County

Collingswood High School
Michael McGarry Skowronek Scholarship (2 years)
• Andrew Phillips, Camden County College: $2,500

Hunterdon County

North Hunterdon High School
Frank, Ada, and Elizabeth Compton Scholarship (1 year)
• Jordan Beneducci, Moravian College: $4,350
Voorhees High School
Frank, Ada, and Elizabeth Compton Scholarship (1 year)
• James D. Weber, Westchester University: $4,350

Ocean County

Toms River High School East
Sandra M. Glazier Memorial Scholarship (4 years)
• Haylie Montemurno, The College of New Jersey: $5,000

Union County

Cranford High School
Macklin Soccer Scholarship (1 year)
• Sarah Sterling, Sacred Heart University: $1,000
Macklin World Language Scholarship (1 year)
• Jessica Heyburn, Rowan University: $1,000

The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds community across Mercer County and central New Jersey. It helps people and companies make effective charitable gifts and awards grants to nonprofits. Since its founding in 1991, the Community Foundation has grown into an organization with more than $140 million in assets and made grants of more than $95 million, including $16 million in 2016.