JMMS Scholarship

The $1000 Jean M. Manfra Scholarship award is available to all graduating high school seniors from Sussex County attending a two or four-year college/university in Fall of the upcoming school year with intended majors in the social services and special education fields. Students of all scholastic achievements and family income levels are encouraged to apply; awards will be given on the basis of financial needs, scholastic achievements, community services and educational and career goals.


Pope John graduate awarded scholarship



"SPARTA — Jean M. Manfra School awards its annual scholarship to Alessandra Sturchio of Sparta. The 2017 Pope John XXIII High School graduate was selected from a pool of excellent applicants for her academic accomplishments, her leadership in school and in sports and for her commitment and service to her community. During her high school years, Sturchio was actively involved with field hockey (captain), track, Habitat for Humanity, Key Club and Theatre, among others.

“My aspiration would be to help understand people from a psychological standpoint, and to assist them into becoming the best person they want to be…creating the life they desire,” Sturchio said.

Jean M. Manfra School, a private school offering services to students with intellectual, mental and developmental challenges, inaugurated the scholarship in 2016 for all Sussex County high school seniors planning to attend a two or four-year college or university with a concentration in the human services or special education.

Sturchio will be attending Montclair State University in the fall of 2017. During a luncheon held in her honor, Sturchio received a $1000 check. The Jean M. Manfra School also pledged to continue to provide support and guidance to her during her college career, including internships and observations as needed.

“We want to help young people in our community excel. We want to support them. We are so happy to be awarding this scholarship to such a well-rounded, deserving young lady,” said Scott Allshouse, Jean M. Manfra School Principal."

Credit to The Sparta Independent, 2017

Willowglen announces scholarships



"SPARTA — In a continuous effort to be more involved in the communities it serves, Willowglen Academy-NJ has announced the availability of its Jean M. Manfra School Scholarship (JMMS Scholarship). The Annual Scholarship will be offered to Sussex County graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in the social services and special education fields.

Students enrolling in college classes for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters must complete and submit the JMMS Scholarship with two letters of recommendation to be considered for the $1000 scholarship, which can be used to help to cover the cost of room and board, tuition fees or books.

Interested students may contact their school guidance office or request an application from Willowglen Academy by sending an email to info@willowglen-nj.com. Applications for this year’s graduating class are being accepted until by May 1, 2017. Scholarship winner will be notified by June 1, 2017.

The Jean M. Manfra School is one of two approved private special education schools operated by Willowglen in Sussex County. In operation since 1987, this will be the second year that Willowglen Academy offers scholarships to students in the community. Additionally, it currently offers up to $15,000 in scholarship money every year to its employees."

Credit to The Sparta Independent, 2017

Sussex Tech graduate is awarded Jean M. Manfra School scholarship



"LAFAYETTE -- Danielle Nussberger, a 2016 graduate of Sussex County Technical School, is the first recipient of the Jean M. Manfra School scholarship award. Nussberger, 18, of Lafayette, was chosen from a pool of qualified applicants for her academic accomplishments, leadership and volunteer activities.

Jean M. Manfra School, a private school offering services to students with intellectual and developmental challenges, inaugurated the scholarship for all Sussex County high school seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year college/university with an area of study in human services or special education.

"Our goal is to inspire future generations to go into our field and learn how rewarding it can truly be," Scott Allshouse, principal of the Jean M. Manfra School, said as he presented the award to Nussberger.

Nussberger will be attending the College of Education at William Paterson University in the fall semester. During the presentation, Jean M. Manfra School pledged to help Nussberger along her journey to becoming a special education teacher by offering her advice along the way, as well as supporting her in observations and future class projects.

"I love children, and I love helping them even more. The challenges I faced as a child have only made me a stronger individual," Nussberger said in a press release.

The school had a small luncheon in Nussberger's honor to present the award and check of $1,000. Sue Hackett, director of education services for Willowglen Academy, Nussberger's family, and members of the Community Services Department and Scholarship Review Board were present during the luncheon."

Credit to New Jersey Herald, 2016

JMMS Scholarship

The $1000 Jean M. Manfra Scholarship award is available to all graduating high school seniors from Sussex County attending a two or four-year college/university in Fall of the upcoming school year with intended majors in the social services and special education fields. Students of all scholastic achievements and family income levels are encouraged to apply; awards will be given on the basis of financial needs, scholastic achievements, community services and educational and career goals.