The Camden Schools Foundation (CSF) announced today that it awarded 30 local high school seniors each with $2,500. The mission of the Foundation is to support the students and schools in Camden city.
“The foundation has always been about the kids. How can we level the playing field for the students in Camden? Providing scholarships for college expenses helps them pay for things like books and transportation that other scholarships don’t cover,” said Jack Tarditi, CSF Board President. “It’s the core of our mission.”
Over the past 13 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $1M in scholarships and grants throughout Camden including $780,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in Camden city using financial need and academic achievement as criteria. Since the Foundation’s inception, annual golf tournament proceeds, grants and other charitable donations serve as the primary source of funding for student scholarships. The Foundation also supports STEM education for junior high students.
In previous years, scholarship recipients were presented their scholarships at the Foundation’s annual golf tournament. Due to COVID-19, the Foundation will recognize recipients individually with a special photo opportunity and present scholarships on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
“As a foundation we are committed to supporting the students in Camden, even more so during these difficult times,” said Dawn Epstein, CSF Executive Director. “The students deserve recognition even if we can’t have a dinner. We wanted to do something that would commemorate their achievements and celebrate their successes.”
“Camden City School District is grateful for its partnership with the Camden School
Foundation,” said State District Superintendent Katrina McCombs. “The Foundation has been an important partner in supporting our mission of Putting Students First and helping our students prepare for college and careers.”