Northfield Bank Foundation donates $10,000 to Union County College Foundation for scholarships

IMG_9637CRANFORD – In support of scholarships for students, the Union County College Foundation was awarded $10,000 recently from the Northfield Bank Foundation to establish the Northfield Bank Annual Scholarship.

The funds will be used to award five $2,000 scholarships in the 2013-2014 academic year to full-time students who reside in the Northfield Bank service area. Those communities are Avenel, East Brunswick, Linden, Milltown, Monroe Township, Rahway, Union, Westfield and Woodbridge, in New Jersey, and in Staten Island, New York.

Students must have a 3.0 grade point average to qualify to apply. The Northfield Bank Foundation focuses its efforts on projects to support education, as well as other civic-minded projects that improve the quality of life.

This new annual scholarship joins more than 100 awarded annually to Union County College students who show financial need and meet the various requirements of the many scholarships available. The list of annual scholarships can be found at and by clicking on “Students.”

Union students thank Diane Senerchia, front center, Executive Director of the Northfield Bank Foundation as she presented the $10,000 check to Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin, front left, and Union County College Board of Trustees and Board of Governors member Mary M. Zimmerman.