2018 Scholarship Recipients


2018 New Providence High School Scholarship Recipients

MaryCatherine Riccio

MaryCatherine will be attending Villanova in the fall.  She has been volunteering since she was young and even developed new ways to help others by initiating a summer literacy program for Children in Newark and establishing an annual visit to a Catholic school in Irvington to deliver Easter baskets and school supplies.  Most recently she served as a member of the Junior Board of Directors at Overlook Hospital where she contributed to raising over $40,000 for babies in the NICU at the hospital.  During her senior year, MaryCatherine received the Union County Unsung Hero award which recognizes a high school senior who models good citizenship and inspires others in the spirit of volunteerism.   It is our pleasure to honor MaryCatherine.


Francesca Kubati

Francesca was undecided in her college selection at time of scholarship award and intends to pursue her love of science in a pre-medicine biology major.  For four years she was involved with the junior volunteer program at Morristown Memorial Hospital where she not only learned about the workings of a hospital environment but also learned about patient care and treatment.  She was also a member of her high school’s Future Civic Leaders Club where she was involved in various volunteer opportunities.  Her dream is to become a doctor where she can have an impact on patient’s lives and give them a second chance.  Through volunteering she knows this is possible.  We congratulate Francesca.


2018 Madison High School Scholarship Recipient

Aileen Bergin

Aileen Bergin will be attending Muhlenberg College, where she hopes to continue to pursue her passion for the arts. Community service has played a very large role in her high school experience. She has been a member of the Key Club, and she has roofed the home of a 95 year old WW2 vet during an Appalachia Outreach Service Trip. Most memorable for her is being able to entertain patients at Brighton Gardens, make a connection with the students at special education schools, and help to teach-young performers through music. Aileen also is a leader in the youth ministry community at her parish.


Katherine Kern

Katherine Kern who will be attending Washington and Lee University in the fall. Katherine has decided to become a doctor, in part because of her volunteering, at Morristown Medical Center by both helping patients face to face and in dealing with paperwork. She really was able to see the inner workings of a hospital. She has also volunteered as an assistant in the Youth Chapel where she worked in creating plans for lessons. We are happy to present this scholarship to Katherine Kern.

Suzette Olesen

The Madison High School TV production class, consisting of freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors took on a video challenge for The Brooke Healey Foundation.  Thank you and congratulations to Suzette Olesen for her winning video. She received a scholarship for her efforts. The class comments on the project and the impact the project had on each of them seen in these interviews.


For information about applying for one of our scholarships, please contact the NPHS or MHS Guidance department.