Find the answers to your questions regarding donations below:

How much of my donation goes to help students and their families?

100% of your donation received by Montclair Scholarship Fund (MSF) supports college-bound Montclair High School students. >Learn more

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. MSF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

How can I make a donation to MSF?

Donations can be made online on our website by clicking here or on the “Donate” button on our menu bar. Donations may also be made by check payable to the Montclair Scholarship Fund and mailed to 100 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042.

Can I offer a scholarship in my name or in honor or memory of someone I admire?

Yes. Creating a named scholarship is easy at MSF. We recommend a minimum donation of $2,500 for a one-year grant and $5,000 – $10,000 for a scholarship paid out over the course of four years.  However, in light of escalating college expenses (the four-year cost to attend Rutgers University now exceed $120,000!)  larger donations are certainly welcome.  The scholarship may be in your name or that of a family member, friend, favorite teacher or other individual whom you would like to honor. It may also be anonymous. In addition, MSF can accept memorial gifts from individuals following the death of a loved one and aggregate the donations into one scholarship. You or your designee may present the award to the receiving student at the Montclair High School Annual Awards Program in June or have a Montclair Scholarship Fund trustee present the award. Scholarships may be for one year or repeated for several years.  If you are interested in establishing a named scholarship, contact us

I would like to support a student pursuing a specific type of career – is this possible?

Yes. MSF currently awards scholarships to students interested in careers in teaching, health sciences, music, and other fields.  If you are interested in learning about establishing a career scholarship, contact us

I cannot make a donation at this time, but how can I support MSF?

We have lots that you can DO! Are you a writer, a graphic designer, photographer, journalist, artist, fundraiser, event planner, social media maven, PR professional, organizational guru, etc.? If so, we have several projects that could benefit immensely from your hands-on help and expertise. Also, in-kind donations that assist us in our fundraising for scholarships and minimizing the college debt burden of MHS students are always welcome.  If you are interested in volunteering or making an in-kind donation, contact us


*If you would like to volunteer, make an in-kind donation or create a named or career scholarship, contact us