Thanks to a generous donation from SHI International Corporation, students attending county vocational technical schools in five counties who plan on studying technology and cybersecurity at a county or state college in the fall will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship.
Graduating seniors from vocational technical schools in Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Monmouth and Somerset counties will be considered for the NJAC Foundation scholarships
The scholarship was made possible by a $5,000 grant to the NJAC Foundation from SHI International Corp., Somerset-based a global provider of technology products and services that delivers custom IT solutions to academic, corporate enterprise, and public sector customers.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the NJAC Foundation, I’m thrilled that SHI has awarded the Foundation this generous grant,” said Donald De Leo, president of the NJAC Foundation, non-profit organization affiliated with the New Jersey Association of Counties that provides financial assistance to county vocational-technical school graduates.
“I commend SHI for their charitable giving as it will provide hardworking county vocational-technical school graduates with the unique opportunity to help them and their families meet the tremendous financial burden of pursuing a quality education in a high demand industry,” De Leo said.
In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must be nominated by the superintendent of their school district.
“We are grateful to NJAC for their continued efforts to secure funding to support county vocational-technical students who will be pursuing postsecondary learning in key career fields,” said Judy Savage, the executive director of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools.