Students and Educators

Our Foundation's Scholarship

We are pleased to award multiple scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year, made possible by the Betsy Niles Scholarship Fund, the Missy's Miracle Scholarship Fund and the Hearts for Emma Partner Fund. This year, our Foundation also offered a scholarship for Newark high school students who have been impacted by our mission.

Thank you to all who applied for our 2020-2021 scholarships. For more information, contact

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Scholarship Awardees! 

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



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.

The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.

Funding Requirements:

The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college/university in two installments (Fall/Spring). Payment of the second half of the award will be contingent upon submission of a brief report (1 typed page) describing your recent achievements and activities involving organ and tissue donation education and advocacy, which will be due in December.
A school transcript will be required at that time. A minimum of a C average, or its equivalent, will be required for payment of the second half of the award.

Questions? Contact