PHOTO: The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders was joined by New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio to present scholarship checks from the NJAC Foundation to two Monmouth County vocational school district students, Lacey Magee of Millstone and Anthony DeCristofano of Middletown, at their August 8 meeting. Pictured left to right: John Donnadio, Freeholder Gary J. Rich, Sr., Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Anthony DeCristofano, Lacey Magee, Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder John P. Curley.

FREEHOLD, NJ – Two Monmouth County vocational school district students were presented scholarships checks from the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Foundation at the August 8 meeting of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The Board was joined by NJAC Executive Director John Donnadio to present the scholarship checks.

“On behalf of the NJAC Foundation, it is my pleasure to present these $500 scholarships to recent Monmouth County vocational school district graduates who have chosen to pursue degrees at New Jersey colleges,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone.

 

“The NJAC Foundation partners with New Jersey business to provide scholarships to students of county vocational schools and county colleges,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, who is the County’s NJAC representative. “Investor’s Savings Bank and PSEG provided the funding for both of these scholarships this year.”

One scholarship, sponsored by Investor’s Bank, was granted to Lacey Magee of Millstone who graduated from Monmouth County Vocational School (MCVS) Academy of Allied Health and Science in June. Magee will attend Rutgers University this fall and plans to major in cell biology and neuroscience.

A second scholarship, sponsored by PSEG, was awarded to Anthony DeCristofano of Middletown who graduated from MCVS Marine Academy of Science and Technology in June. DeCristofano will attend Rutgers University this fall and plans to major in biology and environmental engineering.  

A third scholarship sponsored by Investor’s Bank, was awarded to Juhi Deolanker of Morganville who graduated from MCVS Academy of Allied Health and Science in June. Deolanker will attend the New Jersey Institute of Technology this fall and plans on enrolling in their seven year BS/MD program, majoring in biology. Deolanker was not present at the Freeholder meeting.

“We are proud to have three NJAC scholarship recipients this year,” said Freeholder Gary J. Rich, Sr., who also serves as a County NJAC representative. “We have some of the brightest students in the state here in Monmouth County and it is great to see them stay in New Jersey for college.”

More information about NJAC and the NJAC Foundation can be found at www.njac.org.