The Melissa's Hope Scholarships serve as a tribute to Melissa Centrella's life of courage and love. Each year, Melissa's Hope awards several scholarships to New Jersey students pursuing careers in nursing, medical sciences or a medical technical field. Because medicine and care were so important to Melissa's daily life, she had a deep respect for the people that helped to bring dignity, comfort and attention to her special needs.
support the scholarship
If you are interested in making a donation toward our scholarship fund, you can make a secure online donation or by mailing a check to Melissa's Hope, 120 Quarry Drive, Clifton, NJ 07013.
apply for THE scholarship
The Melissa's Hope scholarship application is available online. Applications are due MARCH 15, 2019.
In photo are (left to right): Karin Bateman, Belinda Miller, Catherine Chen, Caitlin Stewart, Caitlin Malfitano, Ashley Adamo, Josephine Roberts, Terry Li.
In photo are: Elad Kasher's mother, Gabriella Corbo, Jessica Coulter, Meghan Beyer, Thomas Boniello, Mackenzie Disbrow, Analiese Grissman, Marc Palmisano, Kiersten Frenchu, Alana Babich
In photo are: Amanda Albuja, Rachel Iaione, Nicole Canchucaja, Maria Livecchi, Sarah Ansari, Scott Lisa, Sarah Roselli, Alyssa Rosa, Jessica Wienckoski, Chinweude Okani, Renee Bokma, Keith Anacker, Claire Centrella, Arianna Mattias, Bushra Ali
In photo are: (Back row) Luke Gray, Claire Centrella, Matthew Molnar, Lydia Nathans, Samantha Kilroe, Jessica Marinas, Nicole York, Varun Thakkar, (Front row): Bhavini Shah, Jordyn Tumas, Mayali Kamara, Michelle Yan, Sarah Berroa
In photo are: Claire Centrella, Victoria Konstantakis, Valentina Bedoya, Samantha Silvent, Melanie Santos, Cornellie Loussakou, Melissa Hollfelder, Sruthi Suresh, Hye-Joe Ahn, Alexis Krasas and Sal Balsamo, ( Board Member)
In photo are: Dana Monte, Breanna Feith, Julie Le, Raveena Nigli, Cooper Barna, Carli Heiman, Erin Geerlof, Pavlo Kravchuk, Nicole Sanchez, Liana Ilutzi, Jared Pearl, Danielle Albilia
In photo are (in no particular order): Amber Minnick, Allison Kmetz, Kathleen Bednarz, Denise Ilagan, Grismeldy Gonzalez, Kristina Garrera, Caroline Butler, Karen Mak, Neil Mehta. Not Photographed: Gregory Wu
In photo are (in no particular order): Kristine Arandela, Karin Bateman, Susan Kingery, Allison Stevens, Kate Sanchez, Chelsea Carlson, Fatima Deva, Kristin Flynn
In photo are (in no particular order): Alexandra Kaplan, Jasmine Jackson, Veronica Cavera, Madeline Santiago, Vanessa Hennig-Roshong, Amanda Deonandan, Angela Kang, Gerard Dejackmo, Kimberly London
In photo are (in no particular order): Claire Centrella, Nick Budney, Kia Woodson, Jonathan Luisi, Hye-Jin Gehring, Saini Pillai, Valerie Tui, Christine Reda, Nicolette Kaplan, and Manuel Boado and Augie Centrella (Board Members)
In photo are: Claire Centrella, Lauren Pigninelli, Albert Palmares, Lauren Cervino, Casey Wubbenhorst, Augie Centrella