Youth Scholarship Program


HRFA Scholarship Chairman: Carl Bruger

Questions:  Contact us


To be eligible to apply:

Hudson River Fishermen’s Association
Scholarship Application

Our application is only two (2) pages, and we hope more members will encourage their children and grandchildren to apply.

For graduating seniors in the current year, the HRFA is offering four (4) scholarships of Five Hundred Dollars each, as the committee sees fit. Awards will be presented at our July meeting, the second Tuesday of every month.

Students and parents can download the new application from or HRFA.US. Seniors must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or equivalent to be considered. To be successful, a senior must plan to enroll in an accredited two or four year college or university the following Fall.

One of the big changes over prior years is the applicant does not need demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA application process and supplying the student aid report, SAR response letter.

No financial data is required!

Membership in the HRFA will also be weighted differently in this application. Notably this year, membership has its privilege.

For more information regarding the scholarship, please call Carl Bruger at 973-704-4845 or e-mail at The application deadline is May 15, of the current year, and all applications must be sent to our official address, HRFA Scholarship, P.O. Box 421, Cresskill, NJ 07626.

Your application should be postmarked by May 15

Applications should be mailed to

HRFA NJ Scholarship Program

P.O. Box 421

Cresskill, N. J.  07626

Print out the application on the link below and fill in the areas questioned.


Print out your HRFA

Scholarship Application Form

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President Dan Harrison announced the 7 winners of this year's HRFA scholarships. He presented awards to those who were able to attend the September meeting. (see photo) Once again the names of the recipients are Jessica Crean, Christopher Bazela, Gali Fish, Thomas Freda, Sarah Rodrick, Brandan Chin, and Timothy Horan Congratulations to all! Sarah Rodrick was unable to attend but left this message of appreciation:

Dear Committee,

Thank you so much for this generous scholarship. My dad is an avid fisherman and he loves this organization. I was excited to apply for this scholarship because it supports fishermen that enjoy the hobby so much like my father. I'm very grateful for learning more about fishing from dad and the patience and diligence I gained from it. Thanks again for supporting incoming college students such as me.


Sarah Rodrick