Fall 2018 Newsletter

2018 Forman Scholars Begin their College Journeys this Fall!

This fall, seven of our new Forman Scholars began their first semesters as college students!

Our new Scholars are (top row L-R): Kyla Avant, attending the University of Scranton; Katie Ridgway, attending Rutgers University; Sierra Brown, attending Stockton University; Michaela DuBois, attending Bucknell University; (bottom row L-R) Tariq Justice, attending Rutgers University; Sarah Sharp, attending Stockton University; and Starrchild Jackson, attending American University. 

This summer, we spoke with all of them about their plans for school, what they hope to accomplish, and how they feel about being the newest crop of Forman Scholars.

To read all about each of these wonderful students, click the button below!
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Foundation Extends Graduation Bonus Application Period!

After receiving a number of applications from students and graduates over the summer, the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation is thrilled to extend the application period for its Graduation Bonus Award, which provides up to $1,000 to eligible Acorn Fund account holders. Students who graduated high school in 2016, 2017 and 2018 are eligible to apply.

To be eligible for a Graduation Bonus, graduates are required to:
  • Be enrolled or apply for an Acorn Fund by June 30th of their high school graduation year
  • Complete the online Graduation Bonus Request
  • Upload a copy of their final high school transcript
  • Complete or have already completed five hours of community service
Funds may be used for Summer 2019 semester or beyond.

For more information click below or contact the Foundation at (844) 4-FORMAN,, or by visiting the Foundation’s office located in the Fenwick Plaza at 205 E. Broadway in Salem.
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Remembering Herb Fithian, the Lifelong Friend who Enabled the Forman S. Acton Foundation to Thrive

(L-R) Herb Fithian, Katsy Fithian and Forman Acton

Without Herb Fithian, there exists a timeline in which the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation is never created. A timeline in which the Acorn Fund, Forman Scholars, and more aren’t possible.

But thanks to Herb Fithian, who passed away this September at the age of 94, and the deep friendship he formed with Forman Sinnickson Acton, the lasting mission of the Foundation was made possible.

Herb grew up in Bridgeton, about 15 miles away from Salem City, where Forman Acton was born. Their two families had been friends for some time and naturally, because of the frequent time they spent together, Herb and Forman became lifelong friends.

To read more about Herb and his importance to the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation, click the button below.

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It's hard to believe it's been almost four years since we issued our first scholarships as a Foundation! We've met so many amazing students so far and I know the future of Salem is as bright as ever!

- Kathryn Fithian Markovchick, Foundation President

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