Scholarship Profiles

Olsen Scholar Demonstrates Relentless Compassion

April 13, 2018 Karen Therrien was not your typical high school student. “Her classmates [would] speak of her in awed, hushed tones – not from fear but from authentic respect and admiration,” her guidance counselor wrote in 2016. And it wasn’t just because she maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school.…

For Bouras Scholar, Service Comes First

February 21, 2018 For Melanie Tanis, there has always been one goal: to someday become a nurse. Well, sort of. As Melanie explained in her scholarship application to the Community Foundation of New Jersey, “a nurse is a person dedicated to the care and welfare of the lives of others… so in actuality, my goal in life isn’t just to become a nurse, but rather to dedicate my life to helping others.”…

Hooey Scholar Adds Four Military Tours to Academic Career

November 6, 2017 For Stan Serbanica, earning the 2008 Austin Hooey Scholarship and acceptance into his “dream school” of New York University was just the beginning. There were, of course, many accomplishments leading up to that point – the three-time class president was voted by his peers the “Most Likely to Succeed” and would be the first in his family to attend college.…

Perry Wins Red Bank Journalism Scholarship

June 28, 2017 The Selection Committee of The Jonathan Maslow Scholarship today announced the recipient of its 2017 scholarship award. Griffin Perry, a graduating senior at Red Bank Regional High School (RBRHS), will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. …

Beck Scholar Cynthia Amuruotu Continually Seeking Justice

April 27, 2017 For Cynthia Amuruotu of Orange, “justice” has always been more than a theory – it’s been at the core of her character, and a key motivator in her academic and soon-professional career. At Marylawn of the Oranges, Cynthia distinguished herself by participating in numerous organizations and activities that emphasize justice in the community.…

Beck Scholar Daniel Kendall Proves the Power of Perseverance

April 17, 2017 Flooding and displacement from Hurricane Sandy weren’t enough to knock Daniel Kendall off his path toward a college degree. Neither were his family’s serious medical issues, career changes, or impending tuition bills for three siblings. Despite one challenge after the next, nothing could stop this Point Pleasant teenager from putting in the work to maintain excellent grades, numerous advanced placement courses, and active participation in the rugby and science teams at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft.…