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Ray Festa Memorial Scholarship

Ray FestaThe Ray Festa Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memory of Ray Festa to a senior at Montclair High School who emulates the spirit of participation, entrepreneurism and community service exemplified by Ray Festa, a 1957 graduate of MHS.

Ray was an outstanding athlete and community leader throughout his short life of 53 years. Ray was a good "B" student (we're not looking for ONLY A students), student council officer, young entrepreneur and active in community service. As an adult, Ray chose a career that kept him in Montclair - the town that he loved so dearly -  everyday as the owner of Ray’s Luncheonette, a popular spot for many MHS students.

To date, the Live SunSmart Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 in scholarship monies to deserving seniors at MHS.  You can be next.  We are asking all to apply.

Qualification criteria

  • Active in community service (with special consideration given to those active in the Montclair High School Chapter of the Live SunSmart Foundation)
  • Active in school athletics
  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Exhibit leadership, commitment and enthusiasm in all aspects of high school and community
  • Be an advocate for melanoma awareness on recipient’s college campus              

How to apply

The Ray Festa Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an MHS student who most closely embodies the spirit of Ray Festa, who demonstrated leadership skills, athleticism and a commitment to the betterment of Montclair and its high school. The scholarship will be paid directly to the receiving student’s college for fall semester.

Download the Application

Applications, along with a full high school transcript, can be submitted before the deadline in one of three ways, as follows:

By Mail: RFMF Scholarship, 551 Valley Road, Ste 136, Montclair, NJ  07043

By Email: info@livesunsmart.org

In Person: Drop off to Ms. Clark in the MHS Guidance Center

* Should students fail to be enrolled in the college listed on their scholarship application, the Foundation reserves the right to terminate his/her scholarship.

** Please note that it is imperative that any applicant perform his/her own due diligence to ensure that receipt of the Ray Festa Memorial Scholarship does not jeopardize his/her NCAA eligibility, ability to receive financial aid or ability to receive additional scholarships.