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Each year, the Warrior for Life Scholarship Foundation aims to award scholarships to deserving and aspiring students from Franklin Township. We encourage all who meet the eligibility requirement to apply!


If you are a high student or a college freshman from the Franklin Township area, then we encourage you to apply to receive one of our 4 scholarships. Learn more about them below.

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Mr. Bruce Medley was a respected figure at Rutgers Athletics, mentor,  recreation coordinator in Franklin Township, and  basketball All-American in his youth.  


Mr. Medley was born in East Orange. He lived there as a child and graduated from East Orange High School where he excelled at Basketball. He furthered his education at Morris County College and Ramapo College where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He also received an Associate's Degree in Substance Abuse Education. While at Ramapo, Mr. Medley's skills as a basketball athlete blossomed. He scored over one thousand points during his career there and over five hundred rebounds. His efforts gained him a Division III All-American award and he ultimately was inducted into the Ramapo Athletic Hall of Fame. 


After graduating, Bruce continued his basketball career for a brief time with the New Jersey Nets, then played professionally in South America. He came back to the United States and took a position as Assistant Coach for the Ramapo Basketball program from 1994-1996. Bruce began his career working as a Case Worker for Catholic Charities in Edison, Paterson, and Bridgewater. His love of coaching, mentoring, and being a positive influence on youth led to a shift in his career. 


Bruce began his career in Franklin Township working as a Recreation Coordinator in 2002 and would later become the Franklin Youth Initiative (FYI) Coordinator, where he worked with the Boys Council, Franklin Youth Initiative programs and services, Teen Recreation, the Teen Drop-In Center, and the building of the Youth Center. His commitment, impact, and dedication to Franklin Youth was inspiring

Bruce also was an Event Staff Supervisor at Rutgers University where he was responsible for escorting and accompanying coaching staff and guests during athletic events. He gained a tremendous amount of respect from not only the Rutgers University Athletic Staff but from most opposing teams coaching staff and athletes due to how well he treated people.


All applications must be submitted on or before 11:59pm EST on February 28th, 2024

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