Students and Educators

NJ Sharing Network Scholarship

Thank you to all the applicants that applied for the 2019-2020 scholarship.

A special thanks to the Betsy Niles, Missy's Miracle and Hearts for Emma Scholarship Funds for making this year's scholarship possible.

Betsy Niles Scholarship
The Betsy Niles scholarship is offered in memory of Betsy Niles, a children's book editor and lifelong resident of Montclair. Betsy died in 2011 and, in keeping with her tradition of lifelong giving, her organs were donated. Betsy was known for always giving the perfect gift for every occasion. Betsy's last gift was the greatest gift of all, the gift of life.

Missy's Miracle Scholarship
Missy's Miracle was created in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Missy Rodriguez's liver transplant. The program directly supports scholarships to high school students.

Hearts for Emma
The Hearts for Emma Partner Fund was created to directly support The Hero Act through the production and distribution of educational materials and related programs teaching the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. 


Inspired by their visit to NJ Sharing Network, students from Renaissance Institute created this "Donate Life" mural in Jersey City

The following individuals have been recognized for their commitment and dedication to organ and tissue donation advocacy: 

Aashi Faldu – John F. Kennedy Memorial High School | University of Florida Innovation Academy | Hearts for Emma Partner Fund
Kayla Flanders – Rancocas Valley Regional High School | Saint Joseph's University | Missy’s Miracle Scholarship Fund
Amelia Langan – Morristown High School | Northeastern University | Betsy Niles Scholarship Fund
Devin Norton – Manasquan High School | University of North Carolina, Wilmington | Missy’s Miracle Scholarship Fund
Christopher Piccininni – Fair Lawn High School | New Jersey Institute of Technology | Hearts for Emma Partner Fund
Michael Snyder – Steinert High School | Mercer County Community College | Betsy Niles Scholarship Fund

2019-2020 scholarship awardees (from left):  Nancie Rothman of the Hearts for Emma Partner Fund, Aashi Faldu, Christopher Piccininni, Michael Snyder, Dan Sarnowski of the Betsy Niles Scholarship Fund, Kayla Flanders, and Missy Rodriguez of the Missy's Miracle Scholarship Fund.