The first scholarship was awarded on June 10th, 2009 to Merlyn Jacob, a graduating senior of New Milford High School in Bergen County, New Jersey. Ms. Jacob then qualified for and received full tuition for the duration of her studies at Rutgers University.

The second scholarship was awarded to Kinjal Desai, a graduating senior of the 2009 New Milford High School class.

To honor each year’s recipient, New Milford High School has designed and placed a large plaque in the halls of the high school for all students to strive and aspire to. Building Foundations and Dreams also provides each recipient with their own crystal award to acknowledge their achievement.