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Youth Scholarship

Past Year's Winners!

 

2015 Winners!

Emily Tarnacki $500

Christopher Nedilski $400

Chris Fortino $ 400

Carly Peterson $ 300

Catherine Piersa $300

Eric Preisler $300

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

2012 Scholarship winners

The HRFA has announced its new short form scholarship
application. The new application is only two (2) pages, and
we hope more members will encourage their children and
grandchildren to apply. For graduating seniors, the HRFA
offers scholarships up to Five Hundred Dollars. Scholarship
awards will be presented at our July meeting, always the
second Tuesday of each month. This year like last year, we are
offering scholarships totaling $2000.00.

 


Some past year’s winners are as follows:


Taylor Alexander of Mahwah


James Ando of Ringwood


Michael Brereton of Hawthorne


Jacqueline Falcon of Newton


Eric Geider of Demarest


Brendan Hauner of Pearl River


Mary Tarnacki of Randolph


Spencer Boonstra of Amston, CT

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our 2007 HRFA Scholarship Recipients!

Nicholas Haftek  Lakeland Regional HS $3,000.00
Dylan Hawkins   Leonia HS $2,000.00
Christina Crismale   Bergen Tech Teterboro $2,000.00
Marika Wood  HC Tech No. Bergen $2,000.00
Lauren Perwas Mahwah HS $2,000.00
John Butterfield Mahwah HS $1,000.00
Veronica Cavera Dumont HS $1,000.00
Vanessa Hennig Roshong Dumont HS $1,000.00
James Bradford Ocean Twn HS Monmouth $1,000.00
Benjamine Gomez  HC Tech HS Jersey City $1,000.00
Bianca Alves,          Lyndhurst High School $1,000.00
Anthony Bunero,    Manchester Township High School $1,000.00
Teresa Mbagaya,    Mahwah High School $1,000.00
Shelly Perez  Englewood High School $1,000.00

 

 

Congratulations to our 2006 Winners!

$4000 Winners

Bianca Alves,          Lyndhurst High School
Anthony Bunero,    Manchester Township High School
Teresa Mbagaya,    Mahwah High School
Shelly Perez,          Academies @ Englewood

$1000 Winners

Brittany Barbarise,   River Dell High School
Carlos Cruz,              Mahwah High School
Christian Sanchez,    Dumont High School
Allison Warren,        Garfield High School
Mi Hyun Yoon,         Northern Valley R.H.S. at Demarest

 

 

Requirements and applications

 

2005

The Hudson River Fishermen's Association awarded the following grant money to selected high school senior students

One Student has received a $5,000.00 Award

Three Students have received $1,000.00 Awards

Four Students have received $500.00 Awards.

 

Eight scholarship grants will be presented for 2005 to 8 Graduating High School Seniors who meet the criteria established by the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association.

Congratulations to our winners for 2005!

$5,000.00 Winner

William Haftec

Ringwood, N. J.

William Haftec Thank you letter to the HRFA Click Here!

 

$1,000.00 Winner

Mathew Turner

Braddock, New Jersey

Winslow Township H. S

 

$1,000.00 Winner

John Mathis

Paterson, N. J.

Eastside H. S

$1,000.00 Winner

Sydney Levine

Bergen Academy in Hackensack, N. J.,

Mahwah, N. J.

 

$500.00 Winner

Saini Pillai

Dumont H. S.

$500.00 Winner

Sara Pellegrini

Hillsdale

Pascack Valley H. S

$500.00 Winner

Cassandra DePinto

Mahwah, N. J.

$500.00 Winner

Vincent Berlingeri

Nyack, N.Y.

 

2005 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS DIVIDE $10,000

By Carl Bruger

            Thanks to benefactor Darren Cardinal the 2005 senior scholarship awards grew to a record $10,000 amount, up from the $8,000 given out in 2004. The student applicants provided excellent credentials, wrote impressive essays and generally left those in the position of judging with the opinion that this was a gifted and highly qualified group of recipients.

            Winning students were notified over the phone by Jim Campbell, past HRFA president and current chairman of the Scholarship Awards Committee. The checks were to be given out during ensuing days when students could juggle graduation schedules, photo opportunities, and HRFA representation at each presentation.

            The winner of the top scholarship amount, $5,000, was William Haftec of Ringwood, New Jersey, who attended Lakeland Regional High School.  This was a young man who was eminently qualified for the top prize by scoring highly in every facet of the complex judging!

           The next three highest scorers were the three $1,000 scholarship recipients. Mathew Turner of Braddock, New Jersey attended Winslow Township H. S. in southern New Jersey. John Mathis hails from nearby Paterson, N. J. where he racked up honors at Eastside H. S.. Sydney Levine attended Bergen Academy in Hackensack, N. J., but calls Mahwah home.

            There were four graduating students who earned $500 to help them get started with their four year college plans. Saini Pillai was the second Dumont H. S. girl in two years to get an HRFA scholarship. Sara Pellegrini of Hillsdale and Pascack Valley H. S. matriculated with the same reward for academic excellence. Another Mahwah resident, Cassandra DePinto will depart from Mahwah’s graduation $500 richer and Vincent Berlingeri of Nyack, New York, was the first winner to represent the Empire State.

            The Scholarship Committee hopes to further expand the monetary awards for 2006. One idea already well received is to offer a $2000 scholarship for a college freshman that can be renewed for the next three years if grades are maintained at a 3.0 level. This would make the monetary total finalize at a potential $8,000 total!  It is obvious that the HRFA takes the education of our youth very seriously and is willing to back that philosophy with significant monetary support. Congratulations to all

Haftec Letter 2005

 

 

William P. Haftek

46 Weir Place

Ringwood, NJ 07456

973-962-6460

973-962-0178 (fax)

 

HUDSON RIVER FISHERMAN’S ASSOCIATION               June 17, 2005

N.J. Chapter

P.O. Box 421

Cresskill, NJ 07626

ATTENTION: Scholarship Committee:

Dear Scholarship Committee:

            I am much honored to be chosen by The Hudson River Fisherman’s Association as your scholarship recipient!  I applied for countless scholarships so that I could afford to get a college education.  You have helped fulfill my dream!  I have been fishing since I was a little boy and never realized that I could hook into $5,000!!!!   

It meant the world to me, for your members, Mr. Glenn Blank and Mr. Darren Cardinal, attend my high school Senior Awards Night to personally present the Scholarship to me in the presence of my family, friends, teachers, and administration.  I was very proud!

While completing high school, I am also currently attending the Passaic County Fire Academy at night to be certified as a firefighter.  My plans are to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice at Temple University in the fall, while continuing to attend firefighter school.  I can’t tell you how much my family appreciates your assistance in helping towards my college expenses.

            Thank you again for acknowledging my accomplishments in such a generous way!   I am proud to be representing your fine organization.  Yes, I would absolutely love to come fishing with you!  As promised, I will certainly help out other kids throughout my life, as you have helped me!

                                                                        With Gratitude,

                                                                        Willy Haftek, Scholarship Recipient

 

cc:  Mr. Glenn Blank and Mr. Darren Cardinal

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Follow up letter

 

William P. Haftek

46 Weir Place

Ringwood, NJ 07456

201-341-9677

973-962-0178 (fax)

 

March 17, 2006

 

HUDSON RIVER FISHERMAN’S ASSOCIATION

N.J. Chapter

P.O. Box 421

Cresskill, NJ 07626

 

ATTENTION: Captain Glenn Blank and Scholarship Committee

 

Dear Scholarship Committee:

            I wanted to take this opportunity to again thank The Hudson River Fisherman’s Association for presenting me with your $5,000.00 scholarship!   Without your help and a few other scholarships that I received, I would not have been able to afford college.  I am finishing up my first year at Temple University in Philadelphia (not much fishing here!!).  I am majoring in Criminal Justice. 

College has been quite a challenge for me as my high school sweetheart passed away suddenly after I was only at college for a week.  Needless to say, I was devastated and could barely get the strength I needed to go on, but I did.  You invested your scholarship in me and I had to go on.  During my first semester, I was also commuting 5 hours round trip twice a week to complete my Firefighter Course that I had begun while I was still in high school.  Happily, I graduated as a Firefighter from the Passaic County Fire Academy in November. 

            I can’t tell you how much it meant for me to see your organization represented at the Hunting and Fishing Expo in Suffern a few weeks ago!  Enclosed you will find a DVD clip of my high school Senior Awards Night where Mr. Glenn Blank and

Mr. Darren Cardinal presented me with your scholarship.  I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did!    

I should be home from college in early May.  Hopefully, it won’t be too late to go striper fishing with you on the Hudson!  Thank you again for acknowledging my accomplishments in such a generous way!  I am proud to be representing your fine organization.  As promised, I will certainly help out other kids throughout my life!

                                                                        With Gratitude,

                                                                            Willy

                                                                        Willy Haftek, 2005 Scholarship Recipient

 

 

 

2004 Winners of our Scholarship

One $5,000 and Three $1,000.00 awards were presented for 2004

 

Congratulations to our 2004 Winners! 

Jane Yum

Franklin Lakes High School

Joanna Slusarz

Wallington High School

Katie Slattery

Dumont High School

Emily Meine

Dwight Englewood  High School

$5,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00

 

2003 Scholarship Winner Click Here!

 

 

Scholarship Winners for 2004

$5000.00 Winner  2004  Jane Yum

 

 

Congratulations to the HRFA  $5,000.00 Scholarship Award Winner!

Jane Yum

Franklin Lakes High School

 

 

 

$1,000.00 Winner 2004 . Joanna Slusarz

Congratulations to the HRFA $1,000.00 Scholarship Award Winner!

Joanna Slusarz

Wallington High School

 

 

 

 

$1,000.00 Winner Katie Slattery

 

Congratulations to the HRFA $1,000.00 Scholarship Award Winner!

Katie Slattery

Dumont High School

 

 

 

 

$1,000.00 Winner Emily Meine

 

Congratulations to the HRFA $1,000.00 Scholarship Award Winner!

Emily Meine

Dwight Englewood High School

 

 

 

 

 

2003 HRFA Youth Scholarship Winner!

 

Congratulations to

Susan Meredith Yousif from Bayonne, NJ.

Our 2003 winner of the HRFA $5,000.00 Scholarship!

HRFANJ President Jim Campbell, Susan Yousif and HRFA member Darren Cardinal at the awards presentation of the HRFA NJ Scholarship