The Joan Hajducsek Rosen Arts Advocacy Scholarship was established in 2011 by the staff of the Music and Art Department of the Bayonne Public Schools in honor of Mrs. Rosen’s retirement from her position as Department Director after over four decades of work with the Bayonne Public Schools. The intent of the scholarship is to celebrate the value of arts education for all students-a cause that Mrs. Rosen had supported throughout her tenure and continues to do so advocating for excellence
in the arts on the local, state, county ad national levels.  The scholarship application is open to any graduating Bayonne High School senior who demonstrates that same passion for the arts through a 350 word essay:

Explain how the arts impacted on your learning experiences at Bayonne High School. 

Scholarship applications must be received no later than May 1, 2019

All applications are to be sent to:

Miss Nicole Sexton

Bayonne High School, House 4

            667 Avenue A

            Bayonne, NJ   07002

Past recipients of the scholarship have been Rebecca Poggialli, Samantha  Hitchell, Melissa Ann Travelino, Corryn DeFazio, Vincent Neill, Robert Puchinsky,  Emma Masserelli, Olivia Boules, Tatiana Rodas, Francesco Megale and  Laura Gonzalez Fernandez. 

The scholarship is financed through donations; in  addition the Rosen family is committed to matching every dollar that is donated.  

The scholarship committee is currently accepting those donations. 

Please send them to: 

            Mrs. Linda Carroll

            Bayonne Board of Education

            Community Education Department

            669 Avenue A

            Bayonne, New Jersey    07002


Checks should be made out to the Bayonne High School Fund with the  Joan H. Rosen Arts Advocacy Scholarship in the memo line.  

The committee selection will be announced during the Bayonne High  School Awards Ceremony, June 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Alexander X. O’Connor Auditorium of Bayonne High School.



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Joan Hajducsek Rosen

201 401 6678

[email protected]