Automotive scholarship available to Sussex, Morris vocational students

July 21, 2021

The Community Foundation of New Jersey is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the newest scholarship it manages on behalf of a philanthropic New Jersey family, the Alatary Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is intended to provide support to recent high school graduates, GED certificate holders, or adult learners with some work experience who wish to pursue two-year or less vocational/technical studies at an accredited community college in Morris or Sussex County, New Jersey, with preference given to the automotive technology field.

The scholarship was established by the family of the late Vernon and Rose Alatary. Vernon had a life-long curiosity about how things worked and over the years he developed impressive skills in the trouble shooting and repair of all things mechanical. He had a particular passion for automobiles, having bought his first car from a junkyard for $5 when he was only in his early teens.

Recognizing the technological complexity of today’s automobiles, the goal of this scholarship is to honor the legacy of Vernon and Rose Alatary by aiding talented young people who share Vernon’s love of automobiles, mechanics, machinery, and technology to develop the skills necessary to succeed in a career that can provide them with opportunities for personal growth, long term employment, and great job satisfaction.


Additional details, including criteria, may be found in the application.

With questions, contact Faith Krueger at (973) 267-5533 or