Chad Scholars Program

The Chad Scholars Program (CSP) provides scholarships to college-bound high school seniors in the Greater Newark Metropolitan  Area. CSP  consists of two components:

1.) Financial Assistance. Students will be eligible to receive a four-year $10,000 award, payable in four annual   installments of $2,500. Scholarship funds can be used for such educational   purposes as tuition  assistance, text books, and room and board.

2.) Mentorship. Each Chad Scholar will   be assigned a mentor selected from a pool of  professionals, including alumni   from the Chad School and Chad Science  Academy. Chad Scholars will have an opportunity to enjoy the support of frequent contact with their mentors throughout the year.

Since the Scholars Program inception in 2010, the Foundation has awarded over $320,000 in scholarships to local college-bound seniors. Chad’s financial assistance has made it possible for outstanding Newark-area students to attend such colleges and universities as Boston College, Howard University, University of Virginia, the Rutgers College of Engineering, and Syracuse University. The Foundation also provides Scholars with mentors and assistance in finding summer internships aligned with their career aspirations.   

2018 Chad Scholars Reception

The 2018 Chad Scholars Awards was held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm at the Crystal Room located in the Robert Treat Hotel in downtown Newark. Our theme this year, "Building Educational Wealth", celebrated the contributions of those who further the Chad legacy. This year’s event was a great success – $51,000 in scholarships was awarded in support of local students. This event reaffirmed the Foundation’s commitment to supporting young people with scholarships. 


The 2018 Chad Scholars Awards Recipients were: 

Abdulbasit Ajeigbe 

Inasia Belton

Jerome Carter  

Janet Cazares

Bryanna Gabriel 

Christine Malcolm Lynsung


In addition to announcing Chad’s 2018 scholarship recipients, The Chad School Foundation honored six outstanding individuals for their service in the Newark community:  


Dr. Kia Grundy; Trinity Pediatrics - for her outstanding role in the field of medicine and for her unwavering support of the Chad School.

Brother Pat Green; founding member, Black Youth Organization; Educator of the Sciences at The Chad Science Academy- for his many years of public service in government and for his unwavering support of the Chad School Foundation 

Mr. Obie McKenzie; Managing Director, BlackRock, Inc. - for his work as a corporate citizen in our community Dr. Denise Rodgers; Executive Vice President of Academic and Clinical Affairs for the University Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - for her outstanding work in the field of education 

Judge Victoria Pratt; Former Chief Justice, Newark Municipal Court, Rutgers Law School Professor- for her many years of service in education and in service to the community.   


Since 2010, The Chad School Foundation has awarded over $250,000 in  scholarships to support Newark area youth. Moreover, the Foundation  made a commitment to increase the number of scholarship awards for 2017 so more students could realize their aspirations and fulfill the hope of the Newark  community.