Jean Naugle and Joan Skubish
Tricia Aiere and Barbara Catterall
Mary Ball Cappio
Tish Isack and Dorothy Lusk
March, 2023 marked the start of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains College Club’s 90th Anniversary. In February of 1933, Miss Lillian Virginia Hope brought ten other college women together at her home on Martine Avenue to discuss the possible organization of a college club. The objectives of this Club would be three fold; to increase the interest of local young women in attending college, to eventually provide financial aid to this end (a scholarship fund would become one of the Club’s primary purposes) and to be a source of camaraderie to the women themselves. A constitution was adopted, officers were elected and the first official meeting of the College Club was held on March 13, 1933.
Over the past 90 years, these objectives have remained the same. The Club’s name underwent a change in May of 1970 when the Club officially became The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains. In 1934, the first scholarship was given in the amount of $200. and, since then, the College Club has awarded $780,000. to 582 young women from the Fanwood and Scotch Plains communities. Last year, the Club awarded $25,500 to eleven deserving young women from Fanwood and Scotch Plains. A unique feature of The College Club scholarship program is that young women can apply not just as high school seniors but every year they are an undergraduate. The recipients are selected based on multiple criteria including character/service, academic achievement and financial need.Donate to the College Club