The scholarship foundation (Melissa A. Centrella Scholarship Fdn.) grants scholarships to students in New Jersey who are pursuing careers in nursing or medical sciences. Since 2003, the foundation has awarded 130 + scholarships until 2016. In 2014 an extension was added to the foundation called Melissa's Hope where we choose a family with a child who has a disability and help that family in need. In 2014 we purchased a custom wheelchair for a 4 year girl from Fairlawn (insurance wouldn't pay for it), in 2015 we purchased a bath seat, car seat and computer needs for a 12 year old quadripilegic boy from Nutley and in 2016 we are sending a family to Disney World whose daughter is going blind and needs a kidney transplant (before she loses her eyesight) from Mt. Arlington.
Please help us continue our PAY IT FORWARD drive in memory and honor of Melissa.