About 101:

Princeton High School Graduation

101: is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to helping Princeton High School graduates in need of financial assistance for college.

Founded by a school secretary in 1970 and operating as the Princeton Regional Scholarship Foundation (“PRSF”) until 2008, when our current logo and name were adopted, 101: has provided in excess of $1 million in aid to PHS seniors over the last four decades.

Our scholarships are entirely need-based, and are aimed at reducing the gap between the skyrocketing cost of attending college and students’ resources from family savings and financial aid packages.

Throughout the school year, money is raised via a direct mail campaign and a number of local events which fund our annual awards. These are given out each June to qualifying students who have applied in the spring through the PHS Guidance Office.

Our recipients come from a wide range of backgrounds and, this past year, moved on to pursue higher education at institutions such as Bowdoin, Rutgers, School of the Visual Arts (N.Y.), Tulane, University of New Mexico, and Mercer County Community College.

101: is unique to Princeton, offering opportunities to our high school students that no other organization provides. We truly believe that charity begins at home, and urge our neighbors to “give local” by helping PHS students who want to pursue their studies following graduation, but do not always have the financial resources needed to take that next step toward attaining a college degree.

From our annual winter to our Author’s Luncheons at Eno Terra restaurant – and even our Student Auxiliary Talent Show and bake sales – 101: is always seeking new ways to support the young people we fund. We know that the greatest gift we can give the world is that of our educated children, and have seen what a huge difference this can make in the lives of our awardees, their families, and our entire community.

Contributing to 101: enables each of us to assist the next generation of doctors, teachers, artists and entrepreneurs, who will shape the future with their imagination, knowledge, curiosity and perseverance.

Thinking About College

Are you worried about how to pay for college?
Have you heard about 101: ?
101: awards scholarships each spring to students who:
  • Graduate from Princeton High School
  • Have been accepted to a college, vocational or technical school
  • Qualify for financial assistance (determined by financial aid assessment)
Are you interested in applying?
Do you know someone who might qualify?
Here are the steps:
  • Pick up an application in the PHS Guidance Office, or go to fund101.org to download the forms.
  • Fill out the application forms completely and submit to the PHS Guidance Office by APRIL 12.
  • Wait for the award committee to contact you…

In APRIL, applicants will be interviewed.
In MAY, award winners will be notified.
In JUNE, the amount of the awards will be finalized.

101: may be able to help you realize college dreams.
But you have to be “in it to win it!!!”
Questions? info@fund101.org

Apply or Renew

NOTE: 101: is no longer taking new applications for 2018-2019.

2018 PHS graduates who missed the deadline can reapply next spring (check back her next winter for new deadlines).  101: will not accept new applications from students who graduated in 2017 or before.

 

How to apply for and renew 101: scholarships

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101: scholarships are based solely on need and are calculated according to standard financial aid assessment formulas, with the assistance of Princeton University.

NEW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:

To apply, students can simply go to the PHS Guidance Office and ask about the 101: scholarship program. They will be given information about our deadlines (initial applications are generally due in late March/early April of the student’s senior year) and required forms, which can be obtained at the Guidance Office or from this website.

Each applicant is required to submit:

  1. a 2018 101 application (in editable Word format or PDF),
  2. 2018 101 Confidential Financial Statement,
  3. and a copy of this year’s federal tax return filed by the applicant or applicant’s family.

Once these materials are received (mailed to 101: or turned in by the student to the PHS Guidance Department), a brief interview will be scheduled with the scholarship candidate. If mailing to 101:, all materials should be sent to
101:, c/o Princeton High School
151 Moore St
Princeton, NJ 08540.

Guidance counselors often recommend 101: to eligible students, and can direct them to us if they would like additional information. Students receiving awards are notified in May, and are asked to attend an informal Awards Ceremony with family members in early June.

NEW APPLICATION DATES:

late MARCH early APRIL – application forms filled out and submitted to PHS Guidance Office
APRIL – applicants will be interviewed
MAY – awardees will be notified
JUNE – amount of awards will be finalized
JUNE – attend informal Awards Ceremony

SCHOLARSHIP RENEWALS:

All students seeking to renew their scholarships for their second, third, or fourth year of college are required to submit by July 1st of each year:

  1. a 101 Renewal form,
  2. a copy of the financial aid letter from your school (if you receive aid),
  3.  a copy of the transcript of their grades,
  4. a copy of the bill, if attending Mercer County Community College.

Students can renew online or through the mail.

Students who want to send their renewal by mail can send all of items listed above to:
101:, c/o Princeton High School
151 Moore St
Princeton, NJ 08540

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Donate to 101:

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Donating to 101: has never been easier. You can either give online or download our form and mail it.

101: has no paid staff and minimal administrative costs, so you can be assured that almost 100% of your gift goes to student awards. Our scholarships are paid directly to the institutions our students attend. And as a non-profit, tax exempt organization, donations are fully tax-deductible.

Let us know if you work for a corporation that has a “matching gift” program for its employees, and we’ll help you make your donation go even further. Or consider becoming a sponsor of our annual benefit – several local businesses, foundations and generous individuals help underwrite this event so that all the money we raise can go directly into awards for the students we assist.

In 2014, we were able to give initial awards to 19 graduating PHS seniors and continuing awards to 46 PHS graduates, thanks to contributions from people like you who want to help someone continue their schooling – someone who may live just a few blocks away!

Donors may also consider contributing to 101:, Inc. through a legacy gift set forth in a will, trust, or endowment. This is a meaningful way to extend support beyond one’s own lifetime to future generations in our community who will continue to benefit from your generosity.

No matter what form your contribution takes, we are grateful for your support!

SHOPPING LOCALLY:

Support 101: when you shop at local businesses!
Pick up a OnePrinceton card at any participating merchant around town. Then go to www.oneprinceton.com to link your checking or savings account directly to your card – or – skip the card and link right to your smartphone instead, all at the OnePrinceton website! Enrollment is fast, easy and free – OnePrinceton works like a debit card, using a PIN created by you for added security. Don’t forget to designate 101: as your community non-profit of choice when you sign up. OnePrinceton will then automatically channel 1% of each transaction you make to our organization – at absolutely no cost to you! Enjoy extra benefits and promotions offered through the OnePrinceton program, all while strengthening neighborhood businesses and helping us fund even more scholarships for PHS grads who need assistance with college tuition!

SHOPPING ONLINE:

  • Click on this Amazon link whenever you are ready to make your purchase online. (101: is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.) There are no extra charges to you and all your current account settings remain the same.
  • Or shop using smile.amazon.com. Log into smile.amazon.com with your Amazon user id and password. Choose 101 Inc as your beneficiary. There are no extra charges to you and all your current account settings remain the same.

 

Legal Name: 101:, Inc
Address: 151 Moore St, Princeton, NJ 08540
Taxpayer Id Number: 23-7057664
Non-Profit Status: 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Volunteer

Student and adult volunteers always welcome

101: Auxiliary

One of the many ways in which 101: has grown over the past few years has been by expanding the force of committed volunteers working throughout the year to support our mission.

The 101: PHS Student Auxiliary has become increasingly active within the high school itself, raising our profile as well as raising money that goes towards annual scholarship awards. The Auxiliary students receive credit for hours spent working on 101: projects, a fun and rewarding way to fulfill their community service requirement during sophomore year. Interested students can find out how to join by visiting the LINC Office (IDEAS Center) at Princeton High School for more information.

Additionally, 101: encourages adult volunteers from the community who would like to lend a hand at local 101: events and learn more about our organization and the possibility of joining our Board. Send an email to info@fund101.org and we’ll let you know how you can help!

  • 101: Student Auxiliary

MCCC Information

Information about Mercer County Community College

Here are some general information to help you prepare for your studies at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and some tips from students attending it. Visit MCCC’s website for additional information.

Important contacts/advisors from MCCC:


Things you should do for or know about your MCCC 101: scholarship

  1. You must apply for Financial Aid at MCCC.
  2. If you decide to drop a class, you must inform both MCCC and 101: within MCCC’s drop deadline. Otherwise you will be charged for the class and the cost of the class will be deducted from your 101: scholarship. Make sure to check MCCC’s deadline for dropping classes to receive course refund – the deadline depends on the length of the class and it is from the start of the term not the start of class start date!
  3. Every fall you must renew your scholarship. Visit the application renewal webpage for more information.
  4. 101: scholarship does not have a minimum number of classes requirement. Take the number of classes that best fit your schedule. However, make sure that your other scholarships do not have a required minimum number of classes.
  5. 101: gets billed for a term after that term starts. If you have problems registering, please, let your mentor and your 101: contact know.

 Things you should know/do to start well (from MCCC advisors)

  1. Sign up for MyMercerPortal
    It provides secure sign-on for the following student needs: browse courses, register for classes, change classes, pay online, access Mercer mail, view schedules, access your grades, get financial aid information. Check both the Financial Aid and the Communications tabs.
  2. Sign up for SOAR to register for Orientation, an interactive workshop. Email soar@mccc.edu for information or to change your date if your schedule changes.
  3. If driving, get the Parking Permit (need your Student ID). If taking the bus, get 25% discount passes at Student Store.
  4. Take the placement test, Accuplacer, at MCCC.
  5. If you did not place into 100 level courses for Math or English and have to take non-credit remedial classes, you can take a free two-week Math Summer Bridge course and then retake the placement test for free! Email Ms. Maureen Keenan, keenanm@mccc.edu for more information.
    If you just missed the English 101 placement cut-off, consider the English 101 Decision Zone course which gives extra help and full English credit when you pass the Placement Test. Email Dr. Amy Vondrak, vondraka@mccc.edu for more information.
    There is more information on preparing for the placement test below. Read on!
  6. All freshman should meet with their assigned first-year coach for support. Dr. Amy Vondrak is the first-year coach for 101: students. Once you know your major, you should also schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to plan an academic path to reach your goal. The name of your academic advisor can be found on your account online at MyMercerPortal. If you cannot find who your academic advisor is, reach out at soar@mccc.edu. Note: if you change majors, your academic advisor will very likely change.
  7. Take advantage of the Academic Support Center, tutors are available to help answer your questions.
  8. If you have an IEP or a 504 plan, register with the Office of Special Services so you can get accommodations (such as extended time to take exams). If you have questions about the process, contact Ms. Arlene Stinson at stinsona@mccc.edu or 609-570-3525.
  9. Log into your MCCC account before the term starts to verify that you are signed up for the correct classes.

Placement Test Preparation

The placement test, Accuplacer, is required and administered by MCCC to determine if you need remedial classes before taking some college level courses. It is very important to prepare for this test as it will affect the pace and the length of your education. If the test determines you need remedial classes, you need to take and pass them to be able to take the required college level math and English courses. At MCCC, Accuplacer is more important than the SAT. The following resources are available to help you prepare:

  1. Take sample tests at MCCC’s website
  2. Sign up for the 2 week math summer bridge program to brush up on math skills before (re)taking the placement test
  3. Take some free online courses to brush up your skills. For example, Bossier Parish offers Open Campus which can be good for Accuplacer prep.
  4. Google Accuplacer Prep you find lots of websites with support resources.

Classes that may help you adjust to college

The following 1-credit 5 week courses are helpful to transition into college life:

These courses are shorter than the regular 3-credit courses so you can take one course following the other in the same term.

For ESL students, it may be helpful to look at ESL credit courses.


Lower cost alternatives to buying books

  • study at the MCCC library – it has every book for every class
  • study at the MCCC learning center – they might have the book you need and sometimes they might lend it
  • rent books: MCCC bookstore
  • buy used books: MCCC bookstore, chegg, half, amazon.

Tips from a current MCCC 101: student

  • make sure to ask professors how much homework amount there will probably be
  • find out what help is available to students
  • know what people to go to for help
  • remember that college is more responsibility – most things you do on your own
  • stay on top of dates for, events, homework, projects (if you’re having trouble, ask your mentor to help you)
  • be sure to ask questions if you have them – you have a right to understand what’s going on in class and other people probably have the same questions but are afraid to ask.
  • Have fun! There are a ton of student activities and events including free yoga and Zumba, open mic nights, clubs, and student government!

Public transportation between Princeton and MCCC

A free shuttle will be available Fall 2015 to MCCC students and staff from Quaker Bridge Mall to West Windsor Campus. To get to Quaker Bridge Mall, you can take the 605 bus. Please, make sure to read the information about the free shuttle to learn about its schedule and rules such as the need to present the student ID and that guests are not allowed.

For other options to get to MCCC from Princeton, click here on maps.google.com.
Change the departure location to the best location for you.

To return to Princeton from MCCC, click here on maps.google.com again and change the locations that best suit you.

You can also go to the website of NJ Transit to get the schedule of the buses and alternate ways to travel. Go to the TRIP PLANNER section, fill out the Travel From (for example, Palmer Square, Princeton) and Travel To fields (for example, Mercer County Community College), check Depart at, choose the date and times, and then click Submit. Then look at the itineraries.

One of the options is to take the following two buses:
1. Bus 606 towards Mercerville from Palmer Square (and other places  in Princeton), get off on W State St at Calhoun St in Trenton (~40 mins)
2. and then Bus 619 towards Mercer County Community College (~35 mins)

Another option is to take:
1. Bus 605 to Quaker Bridge Mall (~30 mins)
2. then take Bus 609 to Ewing, get off at Youngs Rd (~10 mins)
3. then walk 30 mins to MCCC

Note: Allow for a minimum of  30 minutes for the wait time between buses and some time for walking, so you are not late for class.

Don’t forget to get 25% discount passes at Student Store.


How is College Different from High School?

This web page outlines the differences between high school and college so you know a little bit more about what to expect.


Transfer to another college in New Jersey

If you plan to continue your studies at a 4-year college in New Jersey, check out NJ Transfer to check if the courses you are taking will transfer. Visit MCCC’s transfer page to get more information about transfers.

Our Stories

Jennifer Jang  is an advisor to the 101: Student Auxiliary at PHS (and helped to organize our incredible 101: Student Talent Show!).

How long have you been involved with the 101: Fund?
I joined the board in the Fall of 2016.

What motivated you to become involved in the 101: Fund?
I’ve been involved in efforts to support Princeton’s economically disadvantaged students for several years, first as a member of Littlebrook’s Joe Fund Committee and later as treasurer, then co-president of the JWMS PTO.

Name one memory or story during your tenure that was personally meaningful.
The Auxiliary wrote thank-you notes to donors this past fall, and for many students it was eye-opening to realize that 101: raises money through donations of every size. Most of the auxiliary students do not appear to be worried about paying for college, but some became thoughtful when they pondered how many gifts of $25 or $100 are needed to pay for a single year at MCCC.

Our fearless leader, Elizabeth  Hamblet!

What is your role on the 101: Board?
President

How long have you been involved with the 101: Fund?
Since 2012

Name one memory during your tenure that was personally meaningful.
At our 2014 benefit, a scholarship recipient whose life had been full of family challenges said that it was not the tuition money that meant so much to her, but the support of the community that did. Knowing that people she had never met wanted to help her meant the world to this young woman. That’s why we work so hard at the 101: Fund.

101 helped me reach my graduation day, something I was determined to do, no matter the obstacles that stood in my way.  101: not only provided me with an opportunity to enroll in school, but they afforded me the opportunity to COMPLETE my college education, which many people are unable to successfully complete.

101 means to me an opportunity to achieve a goal I set for myself. It means creating a future that was once a dream.

Thank you so much for believing in and supporting the future of this generation and for believing that education is the key to a successful future.

T.C., PHS Class of 2009

101 Fund has given me the opportunity to achieve my dreams of going to college. I am the first person in my family to attend a four year school and because of the 101 Fund I am able to achieve my goal of becoming a teacher.

101 has given me the ability to achieve my goals.

I would like to thank the donors of the 101 Fund for their generosity and willingness to give so that I am able to live out my dreams.

M.C., PHS Class 2015

Everyone has a dream, I’m living mine. Thanks to the support from 101, I am now the first in my family to attend college. I plan to receive my Bachelors of science in International business with a minor in International Marketing.

B.D., PHS Class 2015 

I appreciate everything you all have done for me,  for the support and help all of you have given me I appreciate it with all my heart. The help you have and are giving me motivates me to work even harder for my studies as I will be the first child in my family to get a college degree. I would like to make my family proud but no only them but you all as well. I thank you so much for this scholarship . Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

S.S., PHS Class 2014

My 101 experience has been really good. It’s a good program to be in, because college can be very stressful especially in the beginning. The 101 program helped me make that transition less stressful by answering questions I’ve had and giving me a guiding hand. They also gave me the opportunity to work towards my degree, and for that I’m thankful.

K.M., PHS Class 2014

What  am I doing at The Ohio State University? What am I doing out of Mercer County? I’d like to believe that just my ambition, drive and hustle alone is the reason I am here. That may be part of such, but not entirely. School does cost money. A lot of money. None of this could/would be possible without the generous contribution made by the 101 Foundation. Studying at one of the nations’ top-50 institutions has been one of the most humbling and enlightening experiences I have been and probably will be apart of in my life; and without 101, none of this, would be possible. Thank you

T.P., PHS Class 2010

101 is not just a fund, but a community of people who recognize the potential of my voice. They have not only provided for my needs, but have joined me on my journey through my education in Music Performance and Education. I feel incredibly thankful that I have the support of members of the community at home, and I hope one day that I can support students who are following their passions in higher education. 101 will always be my little reminder that my home is always rooting for me.

O.R., PHS Class 2013

The 101 fund has not only helped me financially attend college, but it has allowed me to experience all the opportunities that otherwise would not have been possible. I am so grateful to all who have helped me have a wonderful college experience and have helped my family and I with the financial burden of paying for college. Thank you to all!

M.U., PHS Class 2013

101 to me means having a dream come true. It’s the support I needed in order to know how college life would be. It has opened doors for me to be able to take classes I could not do on my own. The 101 scholarship has helped me in many ways. I am able to obtain help financially and have someone help guide me through the transition into college.

Thank you 101!

D.V., PHS Class 2014

Fund 101 has helped me a lot because I’m a young mom & going to school is very important for me & my daughter’s future.  With the scholarship that Fund 101 has granted me I’m on my way to reaching my goal.

H.G., PHS Class 2014

Thank you for being along my side during my road to success and for helping me accomplish what no other male in my family has accomplished – a college degree.  Because of the 101: program, I have achieved one of my many goals, and words cannot describe how thankful I am.  I thank you guys for believing in me because there were times on this road when I did not believe in me.  Gratitude will always be in my heart for our support.

B.G., PHS Class of 2013

101: Has meant the world to my family.  It has helped us tremendously with finances.  The rewards from the fund gave me confidence that I was doing the right thing for my family and for myself for the future.

Thank you for all that you provide for us to hel pwith our futures.  Thank you for the comfort that you provide for our families who otherwise would find it tough to afford college.  It is truly a luxury and we are all very grateful to you.

A.L., PHS Class 2013

I’d like to give a “thank you” to the people who are part of 101: and to the people who have supported the fund. You are all good people, friends of mine. Without your help, paying for college would be very difficult.

101: means more opportunities to succeed and friends supporting students who are striving to change the world for the better.

S.G., PHS Class 2016

Testimonials

Parent
PHS Class of 2015

This money will truly make a difference for M., to actually be able to afford to attend Montclair State. I cried for an hour when I heard how generous the scholarship was! It is so hard as a parent to ask your child to push forward for their goals, and then not be able to afford the school they really wanted to go to. So a real heart felt thank you to make M’s dream come true.

B.D.
PHS Class of 2015

Everyone has a dream, I’m living mine. Thanks to the support from 101, I am now the first in my family to attend college. I am currently a freshman at LIM College (The Laboratory Institute of Merchandising) where I plan to receive my Bachelors of science in International business with a minor in International Marketing. Although I have not been at LIM College for a very long time, my time here thus far has been filled with many experiences and opportunities. I have been able to become an editor for the college’s magazine and an assistant marketing director for our annual fashion show.

M.S.
PHS Class of 2015

I like the way the 101:, Inc mentor program helps PHS students to achieve success at MCCC.

S.S.
PHS Class of 2014

101 is very important for me because it’s helping me develop and learn new skills. It is also giving me the opportunity to attend to Mercer County Community College in which I’m studying to become a Social Worker, in a Two year Program.
I thank Everyone for helping me in every way possible and appreciate the big opportunity 101 has give me. If you are one of those that was accepted to receive a 101 Scholarship, take advantage of it all the way! good luck!

K.M.
PHS Class of 2014

My 101 experience has been really good. It’s a good program to be in, because college can be very stressful especially in the beginning. The 101 program helped me make that transition less stressful by answering questions I’ve had and giving me a guiding hand. They also gave me the opportunity to work towards my degree, and for that I’m thankful.

H.G.
PHS Class of 2014

Fund 101 has helped me a lot because I’m a young mom & going to school is very important for me & my daughter’s future. With the scholarship that Fund 101 has granted me I’m on my way to reaching my goal.
My mentor has helped me a lot by keeping me informed and helped me when I have issues in school.

M.M.
PHS Class of 2014

There is more to learn than what is found in a book. He likes going to Mercer, and likes his teacher because she makes learning fun. He appreciates that the students are there to learn, and not fool around like they did in high school.

D.V.
PHS Class of 2014

I’m a major in criminal justice. 101 to me means having a dream come true. It’s the support I needed in order to know how college life would be. It has opened doors for me to be able to take classes I could not do on my own. The 101 scholarship has helped me in many ways. I am able to obtain help financially and have someone help guide me through the transition into college.
The new mentors help make sure us students stay on track. I am very thankful of being able to have this opportunity. I know many other students will have the privilege of being able to have this scholarship as well.
Thank you 101!

M.U.
PHS Class of 2013

The 101 fund has not only helped me financially attend college, but it has allowed me to experience all the opportunities that otherwise would not have been possible. I am so grateful to all who have helped me have a wonderful college experience and have helped my family and I with the financial burden of paying for college. Thank you to all!

O.R.
PHS Class of 2013

101 is not just a fund, but a community of people who recognize the potential of my voice. They have not only provided for my needs, but have joined me on my journey through my education in Music Performance and Education. I feel incredibly thankful that I have the support of members of the community at home, and I hope one day that I can support students who are following their passions in higher education. 101 will always be my little reminder that my home is always rooting for me.

T.P.
PHS Class of 2010

This past Saturday night, I attended a B1G TEN showdown in Columbus, Ohio. A nationally televised event between Penn State University and reigning national champions, THE Ohio State University. I looked to the south end zone and saw eleven thousand students yelling in unison to the north end zone students to remind the visitors from the Keystone State where they were. O-H-I-O each side of the stadium shares the responsibility of yelling. It then hit me. What the hell am I doing at The Ohio State University? What am I doing out of Mercer County? I’d like to believe that just my ambition, drive and hustle alone is the reason I am here. That may be part of such, but not entirely. School does cost money. A lot of money. None of this could/would be possible without the generous contribution made by the 101 Foundation. Studying at one of the nations’ top-50 institutions has been one of the most humbling and enlightening experiences I have been and probably will be apart of in my life; and without 101, none of this, would be possible. Thank you.

Yoanna and Magdalena
PHS Classes of 2004 and 2006

As a major player in helping Princeton students obtain funding to further their education you must know what an amazing impact you have on adolescents’ lives. In the past six years, your scholarship fund has helped finance the college education of both children in our family, and we are extremely grateful for your contributions.

Our family immigrated to the United States from Bulgaria in 2001, and both my sister and I attended Princeton High School, graduating in 2004 and 2006 respectively. My sister attended American University in Washington D.C., obtaining a double degree in International Affairs and Business and going on to work for Deloitte where she is now a Senior Analyst. I attended Barnard College at Columbia University in New York City, graduating with a degree in Environmental Policy and Biology. I have just been accepted into a number of medical schools including Mt Sinai School of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Weill Cornell School of Medicine, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and will be starting at one of those schools this coming August.

I hope that you will continue to support the future educational goals of students graduating from the Princeton Regional schools. We thank you for your invaluable contribution to our education as well as the education of other students in the community.

Sara
PHS Class of 2002

Following graduation from PHS in 2002, Sara attended Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she graduated with distinction in 2006. Recently, Sara earned her Master of Music degree in Cello Performance at Ithaca College, where she held the teaching assistantship in cello. She will continue her studies in the fall at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she will be working toward her Master’s degree in Cello and Suzuki Pedagogy. Sara credits 101: for giving her the ability to pursue her undergraduate training at Indiana.

Brian
PHS Class of 2001

A 2005 Rutgers’ graduate with highest honors, Brian thanks 101: for giving him the opportunity to pursue his life’s goals. Throughout college and still to this day, his Eagle Scout project from his teenage years has continued to help the local community, providing a collection drive with tens of thousands of clothes and hygiene items donated annually to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. While in college, Brian founded the Screenwriters Community of Rutgers University and was a member of several honor societies including Cap & Skull — the highest accolade given to students.

Brian actively pursues screenwriting and producing humanitarian films, and has completed a script with best-selling author Loung Ung. Brian serves as President of his own web design businesses and is a founding member of the Long Beach Island Business Alliance, where he continues to volunteer his time. Brian is also helping to form a U.S.-based center for the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (www.bonobo.org), a 10,000 square-mile nature preserve in the Congo.

Tyson
PHS Class of 1999

Graduating from PHS in 1999, Tyson subsequently attended and graduated from Northeastern University. His 101: scholarship not only provided major relief in paying tuition, but it also enabled him to participate in Northeastern’s distinctive International Business program, which included studying and living abroad in Madrid for a full year. Today, Tyson is an Associate at Provident Healthcare Partners, a middle-market investment banking firm specializing in merger and acquisition advisory to privately-held healthcare services companies.

Katya
PHS Class of 1998

With scholarship support from 101:, Katya attended Ithaca College for two years as an Occupational Therapy major. Following, she transferred to Rutgers University and switched majors to English and Music with a minor in Russian Language and Literature. Currently, Katya is enrolled in a doctorate program in Musicology at Princeton University and is looking forward to teaching music history as a college professor. She is very grateful to 101: for encouraging and supporting her in her varied academic pursuits.

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News & Events

Our annual PHS TALENT SHOW is Tuesday March 27th at 7:30pm at the Performing Arts Center! Our wonderful and creative 101 Auxiliary students have been hard at work to present this year’s brightest stars! Come out and support our kids, and the 101: Fund!  Tickets available at the door – $5 students, $10 adults.

101: News

03/17/18 7:00pm – ONE O’ONE!
101 Benefit
This year’s benefit will be held at Princeton’s Cloister Inn Club on Saturday, March 17th, beginning at 7:00pm. Enjoy green beer and Irish pub grub – all in support of a worthy cause! 101: is a non-profit all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping Princeton High School graduates with financial need to achieve their dream of going to college. For tickets or more information, visit www.fund101.org/benefit.

2017 101: TALENT SHOW
101: wishes to thank all of the PHS students who shared their talents to help raise money for scholarships for their fellow students so that they can achieve their dream of attending college.  Here are some of the many highlights.

10/29/16 7:30pm – 101: OKTOBERFEST!
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This year’s benefit was held at Princeton’s Cloister Inn Club on Saturday, October 29th, beginning at 7:30. Enjoy seasonal brews and light German fare in our beer garden – all in support of a worthy cause! 101: is a non-profit all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping Princeton High School graduates with financial need to achieve their dream of going to college. For tickets or more information, visit www.fund101.org/Oktoberfest.

05/19/16 noon – 101: AUTHORS LUNCH with CAMMIE MCGOVERN
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Cammie McGovern was recently named one of the “20 Most Influential Moms for 2016” by Family Circle magazine.
Cammie McGovern is the author of “Just My Luck” as well as the much acclaimed young adult novel “Say What You Will.” While her most recent books have been targeted at young adult audiences, she has also published three novels for adults and she is a smart and inspiring advocate for kids with special needs and their families. Cammie is witty and warm and you will enjoy meeting and hearing her speak!

2016 101: TALENT SHOW
The Fifth Annual 101: Talent Show was a lot of fun showcasing the talent at PHS! All proceeds raised went directly to fund 101: scholarships for PHS seniors.
If you missed it, here is your chance to sample it:

2015 101: TALENT SHOW
Sample some of the performances from the 2015 101: Talent Show:


2014 101: TALENT SHOW
Listen to Sweet Caroline performed by Dr Rosenfeld and the audience at the 101: Talent Show!
Watch Cloud Nine.

01/31/14 – THE PRINCETON PACKET
101 Fund helps PHS students afford college

01/29/14 – TOWN TOPICS
Charity Begins at Home for 101: Fund Volunteers and Scholarship Recipients

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