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Scholarships

We are proud to present these scholarships that are available for applicants.

Lee and Carmen Rubin Scholarship

This scholarship was created in honor of Lee Rubin, who is a former athlete and graduate of Manalapan High School and Penn State University, and his wife Carmen Rubin, a high school student-athlete who graduated from Rutgers University. Both Lee and Carmen reach back to their communities by providing assistance to those who are great students, exemplify desire and passion, has great character on and off the field and work hard at balancing life.  This scholarship is NOT based on financial need.  It is effort based.

One (1) $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating 12th grade minority Manalapan High School student.  The award will be sent directly to the college/university and used to assist with college expenses for the first year of enrollment of the institution. Students must provide name, address and telephone number of the universities Bursar’s/Financial Aid office.  Student must also provide student ID # so that the award can be applied to their account.

Qualifying student must have 3.0 GPA, be actively involved in a sport, and/or a job. (Volunteer work is acceptable).

Applicant must complete the Lee and Carmen Rubin Scholarship Application, submit a 500-750 essay, and is accepted to a two or four year college.

Two letters of recommendation are required.  One of those letters should be from the student’s coach.

A written “Thank You” note to Lee and Carmen Rubin, as well as the Manalapan High School Guidance office will be required of the student before any money is disbursed to their college/university.

Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee at each school and recognized at their end of year Awards ceremony.

Essays must be articulate, legible, and answer the question thoroughly.

Deadline: MAY 1

Scholarship Application


Souren Family Scholarship

Karin and John Souren created the Souren Family Scholarship to provide assistance to a student, who exemplifies desire and passion, has great character and works hard at balancing life. This scholarship is both based on financial need and is effort based.

One (1) $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating 12th grade student. The award will be sent directly to the college/university and used to assist with college expenses for the first year of enrollment of the institution. Students must provide name, address and telephone number of the universities Bursar’s/Financial Aid office. Student must also provide student ID # so that the award can be applied to their account.

To inquire about this scholarship, please email Carmen Rubin at crubin225@aol.com.


William P and Patricia G Dougherty Scholarships

In 2004 Steve Dougherty made a generous donation to One Blue Village, which was used to create the Blue-White Scholarship Breakfast. One Blue Village wanted to formalize their appreciation for Steve’s donation by establishing a scholarship award in his name from the proceeds of the Breakfast and auction, however, Steve opted to have the scholarship named in honor of his late parents who placed extreme emphasis on the value of an education and helping others. William P. and Patricia G. were both born and raised in Philadelphia. William attended LaSalle University and Patricia attended Immaculata College. William worked as a chemist for Rohm & Haas Company for over 30 years and Patricia, after many years raising six children, became an elementary school mathematics teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia school system for 20 years. Each of the six Dougherty children have gone through at least 4 years of college – four attending Penn State and 2 now outcast daughters attending Delaware and Temple. A testament to the emphasis on education in the Dougherty household.

Through the generosity of you, the BW breakfast attendees, the speakers and football players who donate their time and material for the auction, our initial goals have been achieved. The BW breakfast has become an annual event, and scholarships have increased in number and value. Initially there were 2 $250 scholarships. This was expanded to 4 $250 scholarships and is now expanded to 4 $500 scholarships. Our goal now is to continue increasing the number and value of the scholarships.  Do please help us honor the legacy of William P and Patricia Dougherty by providing the opportunity for others to pursue an education, which they felt was so important.

Application Criteria

  • A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the 12th grade student whose essay is selected as winner.  The awarded grant will be used to aid in college expenses for the first year of enrollment of higher education.
  • Applicant must complete the Dougherty Family Scholarship Application, submit a 500-750 essay, and be accepted to a two or four year college.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required.
  • A written “Thank You” note to the Dougherty Family.
  • Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee.
  • Essays must be articulate, legible, and questions must be answered thoroughly.
  • Deadline: Williamsport School deadline

Scholarship Application

Dougherty Family Essay Questions

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lee and Carmen Rubin at info@onebluevillage.org. Please email questions to crubin225@aol.com, or P.O. Box 824, Manalapan, NJ 07726.


Current Scholarship Recipients are Attending

  • Pennsylvania State University, PA
  • Monmouth University, NJ
  • Stockton College, CA
  • Brookdale Community College, NJ
  • Rowan University, NJ
  • Rutgers University, NJ
  • Penn College, NJ
  • Lincoln University, PA
  • Monmouth University, NJ
  • Arts Institute of Philadelphia, PA

Scholarship Photo Gallery