Florham scholarship recipients embody the spirit of academic excellence

Scholarship recipient Stephanie Biase.

May 29, 2018 - Each year, the Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (FILL) program awards scholarships to deserving FDU undergraduates — this year, to Dylan Glick and Stephanie Biase. These students were selected on the merits of academic achievement and financial need.

“In pursuing a field that is constantly changing, I am giving myself the opportunity to spend the rest of my life refining my technique through experience, and basking in the joy of discovering something new every day,” says Glick, a junior theater arts major.

Dylan Glick is introduced at FILL event.

The students were lauded at the annual end-of-the-year FILL event, held in Hennessy Hall on May 3. The event also honored Gary Darden, associate professor of history; Rudy Burton, a scheduling officer in enrollment services; and Roger Kane, a FILL instructor; for their support of the program.

“Learning occurs through self-discovery, and this process never ends,” says Biase, a junior literature major. “Learning occurs over a lifetime, and everyone, at any age, deserves to have the opportunity to discover the world.”

In 1994, FILL founder Joseph Tramutola created an endowed scholarship to benefit undergraduate students studying at FDU’s Florham Campus. The FILL program itself originated in 1972. Senior citizens over the age of 62 can complete a degree alongside traditional undergraduate college students, audit courses or take Retired Persons Institute classes, taught by lifelong learners for lifelong learners.