ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Eric P. Donoghue Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications from high school seniors planning to continue their music educations in college.

The scholarship program was founded in 2003, shortly after Eric's death at age 32, and financial awards have been made to 14 area seniors to date.

Students who live in Atlantic Highlands, Highlands or eastern Middletown Township are invited to apply by contacting their high school guidance department or music department, or by writing to the foundation at 49 Mount Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.

Eric was the organist at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church at the time of his death and previously was the organist at the First Presbyterian Church. He was a keyboardist and had played with several jazz and rock bands in the area. He was also a composer and a piano teacher.