Click here to view the 2017 Scholarship Guidelines.

Click here to view the Volunteer Application, which should be included in your Scholarship Application.

Top photo: Brianna Rodriguez, first winner of the AVB Scholarship, accepting the award with her family

Bottom photo: Paul and Janet Perez at the first AVB Scholarship Award Ceremony

The “Antonia V. Barroso Scholarship Fund”

Scholarship Description

PFT recently established the Antonia V. Barroso Scholarship Fund, which awards one recipient each year with a $1,000 grant. The purpose of the fund is to support students graduating from high school who are pursuing continuing education, in the form of college, trade school, or entrepreneur endeavors. High school seniors, currently registered at post-secondary institutions, are asked to write an essay detailing their leadership qualities, academic accomplishments and their willingness for collaboration. The deadline to apply for the scholarship award is May 30, 2017. Be sure to include your name, where you are currently attending high school and your future academic plans.

PFT and the Awardees

PFT awards this scholarship to Trenton students who are willing to give back to the community through volunteer services. Our student awardees must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and be active in at least two volunteer programs. Once the successful candidate has entered college or university, PFT will require awardees to provide one year of volunteer services. Our volunteer support programs include but are not limited to working with senior citizens, mentoring and tutoring students or providing administrative support to the PFT main office.

Write a Winning Essay

Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time. Candidates are required to write an essay of 1,000 words that
outlines your personal road-map to success. The essay must contain: 1) The three characteristics of leadership you value most, 2) Why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual 3) An outline of your continuing education financial and/or business plan.


Your submissions must be sent via e-mail to or by mail to:
Partnerships for Trenton
PO Box 22114
Trenton, NJ 08607