FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP— Through a 20-year partnership with CentraState Healthcare System, students participating in the Freehold Regional High School District’s Medical Sciences Magnet Program are offered the ability to participate in a unique externship program at CentraState where twice a month they attend a lecture series and shadow physicians and health care providers throughout the medical center.  The Medical Sciences Magnet Program, housed at Freehold High School offers unique learning opportunities to its students through a rigorous program of mathematics and science within a comprehensive high school setting.

Seniors graduating from this program are invited to apply for one of the following seven scholarships:  33 East Car Wash (two scholarships in memory of Jack Aaronson), DCH Freehold Toyota, Family Practice of CentraState in Memory of Kenneth Faistl, MD, Robert “Bo” McLean Scholarship, the Joseph S. Schwertz, Sr. EdD. Memorial Scholarship and the CentraState Band Aid Open Committee Scholarship.  Scholarships totaling $9,000 were awarded at a senior recognition luncheon which was held at the Five Star Café at Freehold High School – part of their Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Magnet Program.


Photo is of Medical Science Magnet Program seniors

About CentraState Healthcare System:

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and four convenient satellite health pavilions. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times. To learn more, visit

About the CentraState Healthcare Foundation:

CentraState Healthcare Foundation is the fundraising arm of the CentraState Healthcare System.  The Foundation’s mission is to inspire broad based community philanthropic support for advancing exceptional healthcare at the CentraState Healthcare System.


Olive Taylor
Manager, Donor Relations & Special Gifts at CentraState Healthcare Foundation
E: P: (732)-294-7029