In partnership with St. Benedict’s Prep High School and Seton Hall University, the pilot Payne Scholars program was launched during the Spring 2016 semester.
The program introduces inner-city high school youths to broader career choices by preparing and encouraging them to pursue opportunities in the international public and private sectors. Students will also receive college credits via Seton Hall's Project Acceleration program at the end of each semester.
The Payne Scholars program has commenced in the Fall 2017 semester. We developed this program with Essex County North 13th Street High School students in collaboration with Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy. As a result of your continued support, we were able to underwrite the reduced per credit cost for the participating "Payne Scholars".
The program will be continued at the Donald M. Payne, Sr. Vo-Tech High School upon completion of its construction in 2018. Stay tuned for more updates with our students in action! If you'd like to donate toward this effort, please click on this link.