Financial Aid and Scholarship Funds

Thank you to those individuals who established a named endowed fund to support financial aid and scholarships for MKA. The following named funds were created to help to ensure the long-term financial health of MKA by supporting initiatives in perpetuity.

The Amy Louise Timmons Scholarship Fund

Established by her family in 2000, the Amy Louise Timmons Scholarship honors her memory by supporting tuition costs for a deserving female student in grades 7-12.

Bud Mekeel Scholarship Fund

Given in memory of O. Stanley (Bud) Mekeel of the Montclair Academy Class of 1929 to a worthy senior.

The Community Scholars Endowment

Created through the generosity of donors to support the financial aid needs of deserving minority students at Montclair Kimberley Academy. 

Beatrice C. Crawford Memorial Scholarship

The Beatrice C. Crawford Memorial Scholarship was established by Crawford family members in 1969 to remember Beatrice – parent of five MKA graduates and loyal supporter of the MKA community. Proceeds from this fund are designated to support tuition costs for deserving students.

The Brogan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1982 by members of the Class of 1972 in memory of their classmate, Frank “Poncho” Brogran ’72. Proceeds from this fund are awarded to a member of the junior class who has demonstrated interest and high proficiency in the art of written expression. The award may be used for tuition or related educational expenses.

The Denise and Ira Wagner Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010, through a gift from Denise and Ira Wagner, parents of William Wagner ’06 and Andrew Wagner ’11, with deep appreciation for the education and mission of MKA. Proceeds from this endowed fund help support the tuition needs of a deserving MKA student.

The Denise Farandatos Anastasiou ’62 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by Alex Anastasiou in memory of his wife, Denise F. Anastasiou ’62 in 1985. Proceeds from this endowed fund are used to support financial aid for a deserving student.

The Don Knowlton Scholarship Fund

Established by a bequest in the will of his wife to create a scholarship in the name of Don Knowlton ’27. Proceeds from this fund support financial aid for a deserving male scholar-athlete.

The Downsbrough Scholarship Fund

Established by Montclair Academy parents Margaret and George Downsbrough in 1982, proceeds from this fund are used to support the financial needs of an Upper School student who has demonstrated exceptional ability and interest in the area of math and science.

The Everett L. Glenn ’11 Family Fund

Established in 2014 by the Glenn Family in memory of Everett L. Glenn ’11 to support the Community Scholars Program. A natural leader at school as well as on the fencing strip, Everett was compassionate, warm, loyal and loveable. A Peer Leader, House Captain, member of the Mastersingers and Eagle Scout, his presence enriched the lives of all who knew him.

The George Hrab Family Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2010, through gifts from alumni, parents, students and faculty to celebrate George Hrabs 40 plus years of dedicated service to MKA- as a teacher, coach, advisor, administrator, mentor, and friend.  Proceeds from this endowed fund help to support the tuition needs of a deserving Upper School Student.

The Linda and Brian Sterling Endowed Scholarship Fund

The fund was established in 2011, through a gift from Linda and Brian Sterling, parents of Emma Sterling ’12 and Aaron Sterling ’14. Proceeds from this endowed fund help to support the tuition needs of an MKA Community Scholar.

The Mary-Anne Treene Evans Scholarship Fund

Established by Clifford Evans ’50 to honor the memory of his late wife, Mary-Anne Treene Evans ’50. Mary-Anne always gave of herself to help others, and in that spirit, proceeds from this fund support the tuition needs of a deserving student.

The Mildred B. and David G. Baird Scholarship Fund

Established in 1986 by David B. Baird Jr. in honor of his parents. This fund supports financial aid for a deserving male in grades 11-12 at MKA.

Montclair Academy Class of ’65 Scholarship Fund

Established in October 2015 by a group of men from the Montclair Academy class of 1965 to be used in support of financial aid at MKA.

Margaret Ann Mullins Tortoriello Scholarship

The Margaret Ann Mullins Tortoriello Scholarship Fund was established by the friends and colleagues of her and her husband, MKA Trustee Robert Tortoriello, at Cleary, Gottileb, Steen, & Hamilton LLP in 2006. Peggy, mother of three MKA students, was a much-loved member of the Montclair Kimberley Academy community. Proceeds from this fund help support student financial aid at MKA.

The Robert Hemmeter Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by Montclair Kimberley Academy’s Board of Trustees in 1990 to honor the memory of beloved faculty member and mentor Robert Hemmeter. Proceeds from the fund support financial aid for a deserving student at the Upper School.

The Timmons Scholarship Fund

Established in 1982 by Anita Timmons to honor her husband, James D. Timmons – former Trustee, parent and grandparent. Proceeds from this fund are awarded to an MKA senior who is the child of an MKA faculty member.

The Watkins Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2019 by  Marc and Rene Watkins, parents of David Watkins ’28 and  Annabelle Watkins ’29. Proceeds from this fund are designated to support MKA’s financial aid program.

 

To learn more about MKA’s endowment needs and how you can support them, please contact Laela Perkins, Director of Development at (973) 509-7940.