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WKFF will be awarding a $500 Scholarship
to one (1) student who best elaborates on the benefits of a Wharton education.



The candidate must be a Wharton, New Jersey resident, must be a 2016 graduate of  Morris Hills High School and must have applied/been accepted and plan to enroll in a post secondary institution. Educator Robert M. Hutchins once said that, “the object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”  The candidate MUST write a 300-500 word essay describing how their Wharton education helped prepare them for the future. The candidate must submit this application, the essay, and a copy of the student’s high school transcript. These three (3) items must be received no later than May 1, 2016. (Please do not send resumes or letters of recommendation.) Incomplete forms and late entries will not be considered.

Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized.


Candidate must be in the twelfth grade and be residents of Wharton , NJ. Essay must be no fewer than 300 and no more than 500 words in length, and must be typewritten and double-spaced. One entry per student, please. Essay must be solely the work of the candidate. Decisions of the judges are final. All entries become the property of the WKFF and will not be returned. Scholarship will be awarded via Morris Hills High School Senior Awards Assembly.

Download Application


Past Scholarship Winners


2016 Jack Binkosky - 2015 Paul Savoca - 2014 Sam Steel  - 2013 Kasey Rhead -  2012 Chloe Racos -  2011 Jeffery Dirdack

2010 Megan Sherwood -  2009 Blair Paterson  - 2009 Cameron Babb  - 2008 Brittney Dirdack

2008 Diana Rojas -  2007 Juan L Duque -  2007 Chealsea Macalalag


MacKinnon Middle School Awards


Wharton Kids First Foundation Perseverance Award goes to 2 motivated 8th grade students who demonstrate determination and perseverance in their academic pursuits


2015 -  Tyler Wagoner & Samantha Alarcon



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