Bruce Chamberlain Scholarship - $1,000
This Scholarship was established to honor the career of Bruce Chamberlain as a teacher and adviser at Frelinghuysen Middle School and Morristown High School. Bruce started in Morristown in 2004 as an 8th grade math teacher via the NJ alternate route program after a 25-year career in business/IT starting with Hewlett-Packard in the late seventies. Around 2010, Bruce began to teach the newly formed accelerated math program at FMS along with the Quest Gifted & Talented program. Running activities such as Model UN & Mock Trial in the Quest program for many years led Bruce to reinstitute a Mock Trial team at MHS which had been dormant for many years. Mr. Chamberlain went above and beyond in all that he did and inspired everyone he came in contact with. He is beloved by his students many of whom give him credit for their current success. Mr. Chamberlain retired in 2020 and this scholarship was created by the families of student he positively impacted as an educator and mentor.
The scholarship will be open to all Morristown High School seniors who meet the following requirements:
Planning to major in a STEM field, Education or Political Science
Acceptance with plans to attend and pursue a degree from an accredited 4 year college or university
Preference will be given for financial need
MEF Common Scholarship Application with current transcript
Response to the essay prompt in 300 words or less: What inspired you to pursue studies in either a STEM-related, education or political science field?
Provide two letters of recommendation, one from a guidance counselor and one from a teacher, that address why this student should be chosen for this scholarship.