Bonnie Duncan Scholarship Fund

After 25 years of service to the Hunterdon County community, Bonnie Duncan retired in 2022 from her position as CEO of United Way of Hunterdon County.  During her tenure, Bonnie Duncan passionately and selflessly served the needs of Hunterdon County’s low-to-moderate-income families with a focus on reducing education, health, and financial stability disparities within our community.  

In her honor, United Way of Hunterdon County has established the Bonnie Duncan Scholarship Fund to support access to post-secondary education and/or certification among Hunterdon County students demonstrating financial need.  Each year, the Bonnie Duncan Scholarship committee awards one scholarship to a recipient in Hunterdon County, alternating each year between a high school senior and an adult learner.  In 2024, the fund will award a scholarship to an adult learner.


Adult Learner Scholarship Amount:  $2500


Criteria for Adult Learner Applicant:

  • Must be 17 years or older
  • Hunterdon County resident
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Household Income level must be at or below the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained but Employed or retired) threshold. (Click here for more information)


Application opens:  March 1, 2024


Application deadline:  Extended to April 28, 2024


Application awarded:  June 20, 2024

The scholarship will be awarded at the United Way of Hunterdon County Annual Meeting.


Application Essay (required)Please include an essay (limit 500 words) that incorporates the topics below: 

  • Why do you want to enroll in school as an adult learner?
  • What are your goals upon completion of your education?
  • State any special circumstances which you feel make it imperative that you have financial aid.


Scholarship Application:  Please click on the link below to access the scholarship application.  Printed copies of the application are available at our Volunteer Center (20 Fulper Road, Flemington, NJ 08822).

The scholarship application may be completed and submitted one of two ways:

  1. Save and email completed application and essay to
  2. Print and mail completed application and essay to:  

United Way of Hunterdon County

Attn: Bonnie Duncan Scholarship Fund

4 Walter E. Foran, Suite 401

                      Flemington, NJ 08822

Mailed application must be postmarked no later than April 28, 2024.


Questions?  Please submit your questions to us by clicking the link below.

Support the Bonnie Duncan Scholarship Fund


The Bonnie Duncan Scholarship Fund is funded separately from all other United Way of Hunterdon County fundraising campaigns.  Your gift to the Bonnie Duncan Scholarship Fund can make a difference to a Hunterdon County Student today!  Help us to continue to offer this scholarship for years to come.