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.