2017 BEF Scholarship Winners

BHS Class of 1965 Scholarship
Ray Seput-Meza

Joseph Poniatowski Scholarship
Megan Rumph

Leroy Straight & Dorothy Jewkes Straight Scholarship
Christelle Louis
Kajal Patel

Matthew Melucci Scholarship
Kajal Patel

Robert Fetterly Alumni Scholarship
Sarah Bsales

Sheldon Seevak/Anne Itkin Ethics Award
Mark Francis Mabalatan

Sgt. Joe Paris Memorial Scholarship
James Keseling

Sidney Itkin Scholarship
Brandon Fernandes

Theodore Jasieniecki Scholarship
Grace Cannon
Myles Toppin

William Foley Scholarship
Daniel Carter


Previous winners

For as long as the BEF has been in operation, scholarships have been given out to exceptional students. Teachers can recommend students for scholarships. If you are seeking a scholarship, please visit the BHS Guidance Department for an application.

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Theodore Jasieniecki Memorial Scholarship

Awarded in honor of Ted Jasieniecki who was Bloomfield’s first 1000 point scorer in basketball. He was also an all-star pitcher and a respected leader of the class of 1967.  Ted died in November 1987 after a battle with cancer.  This scholarship is given annually to a male and female graduate of Bloomfield High School who demonstrate the attributes Ted was known to possess: athletic accomplishment, academic achievement, community involvement, uniqueness, and strength of character.  This is The Jasieniecki Family’s way of remembering Ted while also contributing to the community by providing financial assistance to young men and women pursuing a college education.

2016 Award Winners

Brandon James Abplanalp   Aniyah Allen

2015 Award Winners
Essien Epps
Anaiah Hodge

2014 Award Winners
Kevin Barrow
Brianna LaFiura


Robert E. Fetterly, Jr. Alumni Scholarship

Renamed in 2010 by a unanimous vote of the BEF Board, in recognition of Mr. Fetterly’s lifelong support and dedication to programs and activities of the Bloomfield Public Schools. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior, continuing his/her education after high school, a person of high moral character who demonstrates leadership and good citizenship, and a person who exhibits true school spirit and Bengal Pride.

2016 Award Winner

Monet Ottey

2015 Award Winner
Elizabeth Wallace

2014 Award Winner
Bindi Dhaduk


William L. Foley Scholarship

Established in 1960 in honor of Mr. Foley, who was the head football coach for BHS from 1915-1950.  The criteria used to award this scholarship include; membership in good standing of the graduating class, demonstration of good character and citizenship, and the need, or lack of need, for financial assistance, is not a consideration in electing the best-qualified candidate.

2016 Award Winner

Eli Simmons, Jr.

2015 Award Winner
Victor Olapinsin

2014 Award Winners
Justin Curio

Sidney M. Itkin Award

Awarded to a member of the graduating class who is continuing his education after high school. The student is a member of the Varsity Football program and a player who is considered most dedicated to the Bengal Football program.

2016 Award Winner

Naseer Whitten

2015 Award Winner
Ulysses Santos

2013 Award Winner
Ivan Medina

Sheldon Seevak/Anne Itkin Ethics Award

Began with Sheldon Seevak, the founder of the Real Estate Group at Goldman Sachs and Anne Itkin, his sister, who both believed in doing things the right way and that integrity is foundational to all relationships. In honoring these two individuals, this scholarship recognizes that people can be most successful and happy when they practice sound ethics in their lives.

2016 Award Winner

Dessa Reed

2015 Award Winner
Jeremy White

2014 Award Winner
Daniel Kustin

Joseph Poniatowski Beneficial Association Scholarship

Formed in 2015 in honor of the JPBA, an organization formed by the Polish population in Bloomfield in the early 1900’s. This organization made substantial contributions to Bloomfield schools, churches, local hospitals and civic organizations. In 1923, they built the White Eagle Auditorium which then became The Essex Manor. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who is continuing his/her education after high school, is a model student in the classroom, of high moral character and of Polish decent.

2016 Award Winner

Travis Manning

2015 Award Winner
Leah Pollick

Matthew Melucci Scholarship

The Matthew Melucci Scholarship is presented to a member in good standing of the senior class, who has been accepted to Rutgers University, has shown leadership abilities and who expresses an interest in civic activities.

2016 Scholarship Winner

Chaandanie Ramnarace

2015 Scholarship Winner
Sasha Mendez

2014 Scholarship Winner
Bridget Rose Ismaelito

The Leroy Straight and Dorothy Jewkes Straight Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a male and female graduating senior, who will attend Rutgers University, and while at BHS have exhibited leadership, scholarship, and good sportsmanship. Awards are made in the fall of freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years with proof of matriculation for each year.

2016 Scholarship Winners

Kayla Calvo

Riyad Moughawech

2015 Scholarship Winners
Gayle Lamptey
Amogh Sakhvala

2014 Scholarship Winners
Francisco Bruno Maldonando
Alexandria Russomanno

Class of 1965 Scholarship

Supports educational goals of Bloomfield High students, recognizing and honoring financially deserving students including general education and special needs students who have demonstrated a commitment to academics and personal growth.

2016 Scholarship Winner
Jason Drucker

Sgt. Joseph Paris Memorial Scholarship

Created by BHS alum, Joseph Paris, Jr., in memory and in recognition of his father’s dedication for 30 years as a Bloomfield Police Officer, and for his bravery as a decorated World War II P.O.W.

2017 Award Winner

James Keseling