National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame (NFF) Scholarship Program
Founded in 1947 by General Douglas MacArthur and legendary Army coach Steven Hatchell, the NFF is a not for profit educational organization that focuses on using the power of amateur football to develop scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people.
With 120 chapters throughout the nation, the NFF has over 10,000 members in 47 states. Each year approximately 3,300 scholar-athletes are recognized at local chapter banquets throughout the country where $1,000,000 in scholarship funds are distributed annually.
Collier County, Florida Chapter (no site to link to)
Matthew C. Sellitto Endowment at Wesley College – $100,000
The distribution from the endowment shall be provided for general support of programs focused upon retention and student leadership or scholarship aid to defray education costs. Student beneficiaries shall be selected with an emphasis placed on the following criteria: 1. Residing in an urban environment; 2. First in his/her family to attend college.
The Matthew C. Sellitto Endowment at Providence College – $50,000
The scholarship will provide support of academic excellence and to defray the educational costs at Providence College. Preference will be given to students in financial need from urban environments in New York and New Jersey. Each scholarship will be awarded for four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.
The Matthew C. Sellitto Endowment at Seton Hall Prep – $50,000
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who has been accepted into the Thomas J. Griffin Bridges (Griffen Bridges) Program at The Prep. The Griffin Bridges Program provides educational, financial, and social support to enable academically talented, financially limited young men from Newark, East Orange, Orange, and Irvington, to attend Seton Hall Prep and is specifically designed to meet the needs of inner city young men.
Recognizing the tremendous support of one individual on the success and growth of the MCS Foundation, this annual scholarship will be named the Eugene W. (Gene) Mulvihill Award presented by the Matthew C. Sellitto Foundation. In addition to the endowment programs, individual scholarship awards will be made at the discretion of the Foundation’s Advisory Board.
In addition to the endowment programs, individual scholarship awards will be made at the discretion of the Foundation’s Advisory Board.