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. 

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2019-2020 Scholarship Awardees!


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

Congratulations to our Foundation’s 2018-2019 scholarship awardees! Paige LeBlanc from Northern Burlington County Regional High School received the Missy’s Miracle Scholarship and is attending University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Zachary Roth from Hillsborough High School received the Betsy Niles Scholarship and is attending Virginia Tech. Thank you to Paige and Zach for all they continue to do to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation!

2018-2019 Scholarship Awards

2018-2019 scholarship awardees (from left):  Philip S. Kolm, Chair, Foundation Board of Trustees, Amanda Abramo, Senior Manager, Philanthropy and Foundation Programs, Paige LeBlanc, Zachary Roth, Sandy Erwin, Chair of the Programs and Initiatives Committee and representing the Missy's Miracle Fund and Dan Sarnowski of the Betsy Niles Scholarship Fund.