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Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Recipients!

The Fortnightly Club of Summit is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 scholarships:

  • Hefziba Campos was awarded The Manley-Winser Scholarship. This scholarship is open to any female high school senior who resides in Summit and plans to atend a 2 or 4-year college, professional, technical, or trade school. Hefziba will be atending Boston University this Fall.

  • Yenni Gonzalez-Chacon was awarded The Fortnightly Club Scholarship. Yenni will be atending Drew University this Fall.

  • Melina Garcia was awarded The Sherry Rawson Scholarship that is in memory of Sherry Rawson, a beloved Fortnightly Club member who served on the scholarship commitee for many years. Melina will be atending Kean University this Fall.

Pictured are (front row) recipients Hefziba Campos, Melina Garcia & Yenni Gonzalez-Chacon; (back row) Fortnightly Scholarship Committee Marlene Boyd, Stephanie Perrone & Amanda Ford.

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About The Fortnightly Club Scholarship

Helping young women as they begin their adult lives is a significant way for The Fortnightly Club to truly give back to the community.  Each year, college scholarships are awarded to deserving young women who meet the criteria that they are graduating seniors from Summit High School, planning to attend a four year college, and majoring in a professional, business or scientific field.  The award is based on academic merit, community service and financial need.

Funds for this annual scholarship award are raised from donations by Fortnightly Club members, friends and the community at large.


A separate scholarship, the Sherry Rawson Scholarship, was created in 2014 in honor of our beloved former member and scholarship chairwoman.  Upon her death in December 2013, Sherry requested that memorial donations from her family and friends be given to the Fortnightly Club Scholarship fund.  Consequently, the Club created this additional scholarship in her honor.  Club member support of this initiative is much appreciated.  The Club hopes to continue this memorial scholarship in perpetuity through additional donations give with annual membership dues.

In 2021, the Manley-Winser Scholarship debuted, funded by a generous donation from the Manley-Winser Foundation. More about the Manley-Winser Scholarship can be found here.

Fortnightly Club Scholarships Awarded


  • Julia Muir, awarded The Manley-Winser Scholarship 

  • Olivia Lawlor, awarded The Fortnightly Club Scholarship

  • Aira Poticano, awarded The Sherry Rawson Scholarship 


  • Meghan Tarashuk, attending The College of New Jersey

  • Disha Pal, attending University of Pittsburgh

  • Pascale Simmons, attending Kean University


  • Julissa Lopez, attending Monmouth University

  • Michelle Yang, attending University of Michigan, The Sherry Rawson Memorial Scholarship

  • Elsbeth Rogers, attending Washington University in St. Louis


  • Gabriela Saumell Rodriguez attending Montclair State University, The Sherry Rawson Memorial Scholarship

  • Kathleen Monaghan attending University of Texas Austin

  • Greta Hartwyk attending Syracuse University 

  • Sarah Flaherty attending Fordham University 


  • Akea Poticano (Union County College), The Sherry Rawson Scholarship

  • Julie-Anna Brown (Middlesex County College)

  • Maia Sirabien (Elon University)


  • Kayla Balsley (University of Maine)

  • Gabriella Mejia  (Saint Peter’s University)

  • Amanda Fonseca (University of Delaware), The Sherry Rawson Scholarship


  • Karen Arias (Franklin & Marshall)

  • Stephanie Chaves (University of Delaware)

  • Ermani Miles (Seton Hall), The Sherry Rawson Scholarship


  • Megan Picado (Rutgers University)

  • Maria Sanchez-Najera (Fairleigh Dickinson)

  • Kerina Dinkins (Rutgers University), The Sherry Rawson Scholarship


  • Taylor Ford (Catholic University)

  • Jualianna Fusco (The University of New Hampshire)

  • Eboni Foushee (Centenary College), The Sherry Rawson Scholarship


  • Hayley Dalton (Eton University)

  • Dana Marie Sutherland (American University)


  •  Alexandra Hoesley (Rutgers University)

  •  Gabrilla Stern (Rutgers University)


  • Janine Barr (Gettysberg College)

  • Janae Cromartie (Bowdoin College)


  • Igra Arshad (Rutgers University)


  • Brighid Lee-Egan (Culinary Institute)


  • Jennifer Callahan (Soka University of America)


  • Danielle Scott (Morgan State University)


  • Hayley Morgan (Wake Forest University)


  • Erica Parks (Rutgers University)


  • Gina Kim

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