Community Scholarships

The Hazel and Ralph McMillan Scholarship is established to provide financial assistance to highly motivated, African American graduates from New Jersey traditional Public Schools who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Hazel and Ralph McMillan were born in the south and relocated with their families to New York where they met, married and began their family before moving to New Jersey. They both highly valued education and higher education, though not having the opportunity to pursue higher education in their youth. They did so in later years and inculcated in their children the importance family, education, and community. They made a tremendous impact on the lives of their children, family and community with their love, guidance, encouragement, and compassion for those less fortunate.

They never lost sight of their humble beginnings and the need to help others achieve their personal best.  This scholarship honors their legacy of academic achievement, community service, and success through perseverance.