The Frances L. Chalif Senior Scholarship Fund was begun by Amos Chalif to honor his sister Frances. She died in an automobile accident involving a drunk driver on her way to Palm Sunday Mass.
The first scholarship auditions were conducted on April 5, 1987. The scholarship was maintained by Amos until his passing in 2012. The scholarship name was changed to honor both he and Frances to show our appreciation for his generosity to our organization.
The scholarship is now solely funded by ADT-NJ. It is awarded annually by audition to high school students of ADT-NJ members in good standing.
The 32nd Annual Frances L. Chalif Memorial Scholarship Audition was held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in the style of Ballet.
2018 Senior Scholarship Winners with our judges.
Date: Sunday March 18th
Time: 12 Noon (students arrive 11:30 am)
Venue: NJ Ballet, 15 Microlab Road, Livingston, NJ
Cost: $25 per applicant. This fee is Non-refundable.
Check out our 2018 Senior Scholarship Winners in action
We want to thank everyone who participated in 2018!
2018 Senior Scholarship Winners:
Christina DiBella - First Place
Madison Montagna - Second Place
Morgan Brown - Third Place
Teacher: Helen Watts of Moderne Academie of Dance
**NEW Format for 2018**
This year the scholarship audition was conducted in a class format rather than a solo audition piece.
Students took a 1 1/2 hour class in the designated genre as well as submitting a brief essay.
Applicants Will Be Evaluated On:
How to Apply:
Additional questions may be directed to the sholarshop committee:
Lorri Goldman-Mendez 908-227-3757 or Lindsey Grites-Weeks 609-705-8312