WARRIOR FOR LIFE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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.
In honor of true Warriors for Life, Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Theresa Wade, the Academic Excellence Award is a scholarship designed to support a Franklin Township 12th Grade student, first year Undergraduate student, or first year vocational or trade school student in their post high school academic goals, who has achieved academic success in the classroom.
In honor of a true Warrior for Life, Ms. Myra A. Mitchell, the Financial Need or Personal Tragedy Award is a scholarship designed to support a Franklin Township 12th Grade students, first year Undergraduate students, or first year vocational or trade school students who is facing or has faced significant hardship in their lives, whether personal of financial, and requires assistance with achieving their post high school academic goals.
Dr. Donna I. Silva-Burnett
Dr. Donna Silva-Burnett is an accomplished school leader who has also served in the capacity as teacher, guidance counselor and school administrator through the Franklin Township Public Schools for the past forty-two years up to her recent retirement. She has been a mentor, served on doctoral dissertation committees, designed positive behavior support programs and has a long-standing commitment to family and community engagement. Dr. Burnett has written and published “Developmentally Appropriate Discipline Practices for
Elementary School Principals” conducted workshop presentations at educational venues and a guest speaker for youth and family events.
She attended Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education in 1978, completed a Master of Arts in Educational Administration in 1992 from Kean University in Union, NJ and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership through Walden University in 2011.
Dr. Silva-Burnett is driven by the success of her former students and stands as an example for other school leaders towards making a difference in the lives of all students. She has been recognized for meritorious service in the New Jersey Army National Guard for twenty years of service, a recipient of the P.E.A.R.L.S. Community Award through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and is an ongoing member of other prestigious organizations.
She has a twin sister who resides in Waldorf, MD with several nieces and nephews along with loving family members, long devoted colleagues, friends and the former Reverend Kenneth A. Burnett who have graciously supported her entire career.
In honor of true Warriors for Life Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm and Barbara Bernard the Warrior for Life HBCU Award is a scholarship designed to support a Franklin Township 12th Grade student aspiring to attend an HBCU post high school graduation or a first year Historically Black College or University Undergraduate student.
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary of Education to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.” HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. These institutions train young people who go on to serve domestically and internationally in the professions as entrepreneurs and in the public and private sectors.
All applications must be submitted on or before 11:59pm EST on February 28th, 2022