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. Questions regarding the scholarship program may be sent to


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, 3124 Dillon Ct., Toms River, NJ 08755.


apply for THE scholarship

The Melissa's Hope scholarship online application will be available beginning January 1, 2020 and is due no later than:
MARCH 15, 2020.