The Philip Begonja Memorial Foundation Distressed Family Assistance Fund at Don Bosco Prep High School

Don Bosco Prep, founded in 1915, is a private, Catholic college preparatory high school for boys. Dedicated to empowering young men, the school provides rigorous academics at the AP, honors and college prep levels, and encourages participation in extracurricular activities, clubs and athletics. Located on a 35-acre campus in Ramsey, Bergen County, New Jersey, the school's 850 students are accepted to the finest colleges and universities in the country and go on to make significant contributions to their families, congregations and communities. 


44 Advanced Placement Scholars (1 National AP Scholar*, 11 AP Scholars with Distinction, 11 AP Scholars with Honor, 22 AP Scholars)* The College Board lists National AP Scholars as AP Scholars with Distinction, as well.)
1 National Merit Semifinalist
6 National Merit Commended Students
The Class of 2016 was awarded more than $32 million in total scholarships of which 89% was for academic achievements.

48 Advanced Placement Scholars (15 AP Scholars with Distinction, 7 AP Scholars with Honor and 26 AP Scholars)
1 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
8 National Merit Commended Students
Class of 2015 awarded more than $31 million in total scholarships of which 88% was for academic achievement

52 AP Scholars (20 AP Scholars with Distinction, 6 AP Scholars with Honor and 26 AP Scholars)
3 National Merit Scholarship Finalists
9 National Merit Commended Students
2 National Merit Special Scholarship Award Winners
SAT Scores – combined mean – 1745, among the top 7 in Bergen County high schools.
Class of 2014 awarded more than $29 million in total scholarships of which 86.2% was for academic achievement


Our 2018 David Ramirez recipient embodies the essence of humility. We are proud of David as he attends his first year of studies at Princeton University. The award was presented at the senior award dinner by Chris Walker DBP 2015.

Our 2017 Humility Award recipient, EJ Subig is a wonderful young man with a bright future. EJ is attending Bergen Community College and we continue to support him in his studies. Michaela Mudrick, our junior board member awarded EJ the award at the Don Bosco Senior dinner in June,


Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

We are excited to announce our newest scholarship awarded to Brian Gillen who graduated in May and is attending The University of Dayton in the fall. The award is given to a graduating senior who exemplifies humility. We were excited to have Marko present the award to Brian at the Senior Dinner on June 3rd 2016. 

We wish Brian good luck and are honored to support him in fulfilling his dreams!