The Little Falls Athletic Club proudly offers $1,500 college scholarships annually to a pair of graduating High School seniors, one boy and one girl. The award is named for the late William Lambert, a club member who devoted many years to the LFAC’s efforts to provide annual scholarships to the youth of Little Falls.
In order to be eligible to receive an award, a student must have participated in at least one youth sports program sponsored by the LFAC. A student does not have to be a current resident of Little Falls in order to apply for a scholarship.
Annual winners are selected by a three-person committee which rates each candidate on a scale of 0 to 5 in five different categories: Academic Achievement; Financial Need; Community Service, Leadership and Career Objectives; Candidate’s Level of LFAC Participation; and Parents’ Level of LFAC Participation. Points are totaled and the scholarships awarded to the candidates with the highest scores. Ties are broken at the discretion of the committee members.
Area schools that have recently participated in this program include Passaic Valley High School, DePaul High School, Mt. St. Dominic Academy, Montclair-Kimberly Academy, Bergen Catholic High School, St. Peter’s Prep and Lacordaire Academy. Applications are sent to the Guidance Departments of area High Schools in mid-January.
All candidates must fill out the form and arrange for their transcripts (current at least through the first marking period) to be attached. Completed applications must be received by the LFAC by April 15th; selection takes place in early May. Scholarship awards are distributed in a single payment in June. Recipients must submit a copy of their acceptance letter to confirm their entry into college in the fall.
If you know of an eligible High School senior who does not attend one of the schools listed above, you may obtain an application by either downloading one here (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and letter to:
Little Falls Athletic Club
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 149
Little Falls, NJ 07424
The members of the Scholarship Committee for the school year 2013-2014 will be: TBA (Chairperson), TBA, and TBA. Members serve rotating three-year terms; the member currently serving in his/her second year serves as the Chairperson.
Recent Scholarship Winners
2010Nicholas Hrehovcik, Jessica Sisco
2009Robert Ekrote, Christine Sinisi
2008Colin McNeil, Julie Shebroe
2007Michael Hrehovcik, Samantha Ament
2006Allison Larson, Andrew Miller
2005Nicholas Magdziak, Kelly Szewczyk
2004Caitlin Ament, James Gaylor
2003Jeffrey Kattas, Tanya Hrehovcik
2002Meghan McPherson, Richard Adams
2001Christopher Miller, Kelly Billig
2000Kimberly Meletta, Patrick Quinn
1999Nicholas Marra, Jennifer Gessler
1998Jennifer Quinn, Christopher Quinn
1997Michael O’Shea, Nicole Puzzo