Thanks to generous donations from Investors Bank, PSEG and New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company, the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation has awarded more than $33,000 in scholarships to 2015 graduates of county vocational-technical schools.
“The scholarships awarded by the NJAC Foundation help talented, ambitious students continue their career preparation at a New Jersey public college or university ,” said New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools President Timothy McCorkell, the Superintendent of the Monmouth County Vocational School District. “These scholarships help to grow the highly skilled workforce that will drive New Jersey’s future economic growth.”
“The outstanding students who received these scholarships and their parents are extremely grateful for this recognition and the financial assistance to pay for college,” said McCorkell. “And county vocational-technical schools throughout the state appreciate the support of NJAC, county officials, and the three corporations that fund the scholarships.”
Recognizing the wealth of educational opportunities in our state, the scholarships are targeted to students who will attend a New Jersey public college, university or county or community college in September. The three sponsoring corporations offer scholarships in counties in which the company has a business presence.
Investors Bank funds two $500 scholarships in 16 counties. New Jersey Manufacturers funds one $1750 scholarship in three counties. PSEG funds one $850 scholarship in 14 counties, and requires that the student receiving the scholarship be undertaking a post-secondary field of study that involves “green” or sustainability elements.
The scholarships will be awarded to students by their local county officials at public meetings during July and August.