The Montclair Scholarship Fund (MSF) has been awarding scholarships to college bound Montclair High School seniors with financial need for nearly 60 years. Many MSF scholarship recipients come from low-income families and are the first in their family to attend college. Over the years, MSF has helped ease the college debt burden of many Montclair High School students, assisting them in attending colleges in New Jersey and around the country.
With your help, and the help of other donors like you, MSF can continue increasing the number and size of college scholarships we are able to award to hardworking and talented Montclair High School students.
Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law and 100% of your contribution received by MSF will be used exclusively to fund scholarships. DONATE
The Montclair Scholarship Fund announces the new “Clem Taylor Journalism Scholarship,” an annual award to an MHS graduating senior who intends to pursue a career in journalism. Family and friends created the scholarship to honor Clem – an engaged citizen, caring mentor, and one of the nation’s most gifted and passionate journalists. The 2015 award is $10,000.
A little about Clem . . . Adrian Clemens Taylor was intrigued by journalism at an early age. In his hometown, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, he created and produced the televised “Morning Announcements” at his high school and secured a job covering sports for the local paper, the “Doylestown Intelligencer.” After graduating Boston College, where he was an editor of the college newspaper, “The Heights,” he moved to Washington, DC where he worked for Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker. But after a year on Capitol Hill, Clem returned to his true calling: journalism. Starting off as a producer, he was soon made a reporter at National Public Radio, where his quirky and original ideas, crisp writing style, and deep voice resonated both on and off the air.
Clem went on to become an award-winning television news producer who spent nearly 20 years at CBS News, the last four at “60 Minutes.” He also worked for a decade at ABC News, where he produced reports for “Primetime Live,” “20/20,” and the broadcast “What Would You Do?” He produced for Fox News and ESPN as well. DONATE
The Montclair Foundation doubles its scholarship grants to MSF — offering two $2,000 awards for MHS students in 2014. Thank you Montclair Foundation!
MSF Vice President, Kathy McClearn, with Montclair Foundation Scholarship Awardee, Allegra Givens, MHS ’13, and Montclair Foundation Executive Director, Chuck Fisher.