In tribute to the late Sarah Wright Curry – her daughter Jane Curry proudly honors her mother’s memory through this $1,000.00 scholarship to a New Brunswick High School or New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School graduate who: (1) currently attends an accredited college or university; (2) will continue his/her enrollment at an accredited college or university in the fall 2016; and (3) shows promise of academic and career success. The scholarship will also be awarded to a deserving student based on financial need.


The application for the Sarah Wright Curry Legacy Scholarship must be completed and submitted by Monday, May 2, 2016.


The recipient will be recognized at the New Brunswick Education Foundation’s (NBEF) Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 17, 2016 at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27 in Edison, NJ. The actual scholarship award, with a written designation for use, will be forwarded on behalf of the recipient directly to the college or university that he/she will attend.


Sarah Wright Curry was born in South Carolina and raised in New Brunswick, NJ. She graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1941 and matriculated to Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she obtained a degree in the field of Education.


Ms. Curry truly encompassed an indelible passion to make a difference in her career and community. This resulted in over 25 years of outstanding commitment and service as an educator in the New Brunswick Public School District. Moreover, she distinguished herself as the District’s first African-American female Principal, having served in that capacity at Livingston and McKinley Schools.


For more information on the Sarah Wright Curry Legacy Scholarship, contact the NBEF Office via email at: