The first Learn What Matters Scholarship will launch during the 2018–2019 school year at Freehold High School in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

This scholarship will provide a graduating senior from Freehold High School with a $1000 reward and an alumni mentor network for their first year after graduation. It will award a student who is an eager and lifelong learner with ambitious dreams to make a positive difference in the world.

The scholarship recipient will be selected based on short answers, personal recommendations, and an interview. Neither GPA, standardized test scores, nor financial need will be considered. 

The financial reward can be used for any form of continued education that brings them closer to accomplishing their life goals. This includes, but is not limited to, two or four-year university tuition, online courses, coding bootcamps, sports training, and fitness classes. Students will have to justify their chosen educational opportunity. Proof of acceptance will be required to receive payment.

(Due to committee input, certain details of this scholarship might change before the application launch date.)

                                                   COMMITTEE SEARCH

The Learn What Matters Committee Search is now over.  If you'd like to know more about potential volunteer opportunities with the scholarship committee, please email Mal at and introduce yourself with [Scholarship Volunteer] in your subject line.