Memorial and Scholarship
On December 1, 1975 a committee was formed to set up an Eastern Division Memorial Fund to provide a means of honoring & remembering Patrollers and Friends of Skiing. Their names are now engraved on plaques, which are displayed at Division events throughout the year. Comprising the board was Bruce Halliday (NJ) Eastern Division Awards Advisor; Bob Bettle (NJ) ADD; Don Page DD, Tyler Davis ADD; Frank Murati SC ENY & Al Pels RD NJ. On April 25,1976 at the Eastern Division Officers Meeting they created and established the Eastern Division Memorial Fund. Zack Wellman became the first Fund Chairman.
Contributions to the Fund are accumulated and the interest generated is used to provide scholarship assistance to Patrollers who are furthering their education. In 2018, the Eastern Division Board voted to rename the scholarship in memory of its long-standing advisor, David J. Nelson Sr. The first scholarships in Dave’s name were awarded at the Spring Banquet on 4/28.
The Memorial Fund has grown over the years to over $100,000, and we have awarded 112 student scholarship grants totaling over $50,000.
Contributions may be made to the fund c/o Harriet L Frawley, Memorial Fund Advisor, 70 Coventry Road, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. Please state in whose memory the gift is made and provide the address of the family. The Fund will inform the family of the contribution and the name of the benefactor, without revealing the amount of the gift. The contributor will also receive a letter of thank you from the fund. In the past years we have received contributions in amounts ranging from $25.00 to $1000.00 to be used in this very worthwhile program which keeps the memory of a loved one while assisting the future of our own dedicated Patrollers.
Applications are reviewed prior to the Spring Eastern Division Officers Meeting. To allow sufficient time for such review, it is requested that all applications be provided to the Fund Advisor by March 31. Scholarship awards are announced at the Spring Officers' Banquet.
A formal application is available for download and can be emailed or sent to Harriet Frawley - click here for the application
For a list of Student Scholarships awarded since the beginning of the program - click here for list of recipients
Memorial Fund Plaques: