At the Y, we believe that education is the foundation for a bright future, and we want to see as many educated young people as we can build on this foundation. That’s why our Somerset Hills YMCA offers scholarships to local students to help advance their academic achievements.

Our Scholarships 

Scholarships are closed for 2020.  Please check back Jan 2021 for award criteria and application deadlines for next year.   

John Fanning Scholarship

The John Fanning Scholarship Award recognizes a high school senior from the Somerset Hills area who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and leadership in the community while maintaining academic excellence in the classroom. The award of $1,000 – which must be used for educational purposes only – was established in memory of John Fanning, to honor his spirit as a dedicated and committed volunteer of the Y. Fanning was a friend and past board chairman of the Somerset Hills YMCA, as well as a former Bernards Township Superintendent of Schools, and was passionate leader for higher learning.

Past Recipients:

2019: Arianna Minassian

2018: Declan McParland

2017: Victoria Vena

2016: Duncan Roberts

2015: Tyler Beaudet

2014: Matthew Lubas & Caitlin Taylor

2013: Bridget Lee

2012: Marisa Rossy

2011: Emily Wheatley

2010: Gabriella DeMarco


Millicent Fenwick Scholarship

The Millicent Fenwick Scholarship Award is a need-based scholarship and recognizes a high school senior or full time matriculating student from the Somerset Hills area in good academic standing, maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA each semester. This scholarship is a one-year, one-time award of $1,000-$2,000.


Past Recipients:

2019: Gabriela Britez, Bryant Then

2018: Lauren Gayoso, Cara Scaliti

2017: Wanyoike Gitau

2016: Phoebe Ballard, Mya Jordan

2015: Phoebe Ballard

2014: Donna Andres, Phoebe Ballard

2013: Makenna Janssen, Jordan Smith

2012: Marisa Rossy, Shayna Stemmer


Tannenbaum Family Scholarship

The Tannenbaum Family Scholarship Award recognizes a member of the Somerset Hills YMCA who is a high school senior or matriculating college student seeking a career in sports. Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by a supervisor or member of the YMCA senior management team. The scholarship is a one-year, one-time award of $1,000 - $2,500 and funds are to be used for educational purposes only.


Past Recipients:

2019: Jack Werrell

2018: Dylan Wachenfeld

2017: Leah Horowitz

2016: Bo Flourney

2015: Alex Boettcher, Erika Evleth, Kathleen Miszkiewicz

2014: Marshal Boles, Michaela (Micki) Williams

2013: Anders Hershberger

2012: Alexandra Hershberger, Andrew Scaglione