Five graduating seniors from Cedar Grove High School’s Class of 2022 will receive $5,000 each toward their future education needs, thanks to a scholarship fund set up by Kevin O’Toole and Thomas Scrivo, managing partners of O’Toole Scrivo.
The students will be chosen for the one-time scholarship based on financial need, academic ability, volunteerism and community service.
The firm worked closely with the Cedar Grove board of education to create the type of scholarship that would best serve the needs of the students. This initial program pledges the funds for four years and will assist 20 students in their educational endeavors.
About O’Toole Scrivo
The midsized law firm, based in Cedar Grove, touts itself as one that combines large-firm expertise with small-firm attention to client needs. It is recognized as subject matter experts practicing primarily in New York and New Jersey, representing businesses, insurance companies and government entities.
O’Toole, a former Cedar Grove mayor and councilmember and 1982 graduate of Cedar Grove High School, said he was thrilled to be able to give back.
“It is an honor to be able to make this commitment to the future leaders of our town,” he said.
“Education is the cornerstone of lifelong success, and it is a privilege to help these students along their journey,” he said.
Cedar Grove High School educates just under 500 students a year. Last year, over 70% of its graduating class attended four-year colleges.