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.
Sidney Ivey was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey December 13, 1947 to Sid and Lulee Ikner. Sidney has two children Niki and Nile and one granddaughter Taylor who is a junior at South Brunswick High School. Sidney attended the Bordentown Public School system where she played basketball and field hockey. After graduation, Sidney attended St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education. A year after graduation, she enrolled in Kean University’s graduate program earning a master’s degree in School Counseling. The counseling program was unique in their approach to counseling students. An emphasis was placed on home visits which was not done or emphasized in traditional counseling programs. She interned at Hightstown High School in the guidance department. Prior to working at Franklin High School, Sidney worked for the Trenton School District in the Title VIII Drop Out Prevention program where she counseled students.
September 1973, she was hired as a counselor at Franklin High School. Sidney worked for thirty-nine years in the counseling department. She took a leave of absence for a year when her husband Raymond was transferred to Sao Paulo Brazil. She worked as a counselor in an American School where the children of diplomats and executives were enrolled. The experience of living abroad and being immersed in a different and vibrant culture was enlightening. Upon returning to Franklin High School, Sidney became Department Chair for eleven years and was responsible for the day to day operation of the guidance department in addition to maintaining a caseload of approximately 175 students. She also worked after school with students who struggled academically as well as socially. She ran a group with the school social worker where an emphasis was placed on home visits. Relationships and trust were very important to Sidney in order to help students succeed.
During her tenure at Franklin High School, Sidney participated in many valuable Professional Development Workshops and was a participant in a Saturday program called True Colors which is a model for understanding others as well as yourself based on personality temperament. The program was well received by Administration and teachers. Sidney was a member of the American School Counselor Association. She received the 2011 Teacher of the Year Award from the Marconi Scholarship Foundation. She worked part time for Road to Success Alternative School housed at Franklin Middle School Hamilton Campus as a Support Counselor. A Franklin High School graduate who works for The Westin Hotel is establishing a scholarship in her honor for Road to Success Alternative School students. Sidney Ivey spent many, many wonderful years in the Franklin Township school system. She always had the belief “Kids First”.
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 December 31st, 2021