Black Friday College Fund

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Gabriel Gifford Scheller, November 27, 1984 – March 28, 2008

On November 25, 2016 family and friends of Gabriel Scheller launched a memorial fund in his honor

The Black Friday College Fund is a memorial scholarship fund for economically challenged students of color. This scholarship is unique in that it will also set aside matching funds to provide wrap around support services to scholarship recipients. Our short-term goal is to provide an initial award of $1000 paired with an additional $1000 in reserve. The long-term goal is to provide 5 awards in 5 years and 10 awards in 10 years.

The Officers and Board of the fund consist of Gabe’s family and friends from Wheaton College.

  • President: Christine Scheller
  • Vice President and Secretary: Dave Woo
  • Treasurer: Carol Gifford
  • Board Member: Sue Lee
  • Board Member: Lola Olateju
  • Board Member: Michael Scheller

To support this effort, donate via paypal or mail a check to BFCFund, PO # 4517, Brick, NJ 08723. For more information, email us at

Learn more about how the history of this fund.