Matching Donation Program Launched for Scholarship Fund in Memory of Police Officer Melvin Santiago
SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – After reading the NJInsideScene.com story released yesterday evening about the scholarship fund being kicked off by a group of Sussex County residents in memory of fallen Jersey City Police Officer, Melvin Santiago, an anonymous business person has come forward with a matching donation offer for the group.
Organizers for the fund have told NJInsideScene.com that the donor did not wish to be named, but has connections to the Essex and Hudson County NJ areas. This individual has pledged to match the first $1,000 raised towards the fund.
The fund will award monies to a qualified Class of 2015 Jersey City High School Graduating Senior, who demonstrates the same type of academic excellence, and willingness to serve in the community, as Santiago had.
Santiago was murdered on Sunday morning by an out-of-control gunman while responding to a robbery call in one of Jersey City’s toughest neighborhoods. Santiago was 23 years old.
The scholarship committee is still formulating qualifications for those students who wish to apply for the scholarship, and information will be provided when available.
Donations can be made by clicking here, on the Moment of Silence website.
Click here to read our previous story on this topic.
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