MORRISTOWN, NJ - Denville resident Noah Whitmore was one of four Morris County Vocational School District students granted scholarships based on donations from several major copmanies.
Whitmore received a $500 scholarship from Investors Bank Foundation. He is a spring graduate of Morris County School of Technology and will pursue studies in the culinary arts at Rutgers University in the fall.
During the awards event, which took place at the Morris County Freeholders meeting in Morristown, MCST Superintendent Scott Moffit said Noah is an extremely hard worker who has been dedicated to his studies at the school.
Also being granted scholarships, made possible by donations from Investors Bank, NJM Insurance Group and PSEG, were Timothy Formanuk of Lincoln Park, Abhisheksinh Salunia of Parsippany (Lake Hiawatha) and Eleanor Turrisi of Wharton.
Morris County Freeholder Director Doug Cabana, NJAC Executive Director John Donnadio and Moffitt joined representatives from each of the corporate sponsors in presenting checks to the students.
"We are really proud of these outstanding Morris County students who are being honored today with scholarships for their academic excellence and for their involvement in their communities," said Cabana. "We also thank NJAC and Investors’ Bank, NJM Insurance Group, and PSEG for their efforts to reward such terrific young men and women from our county."
Formanuk received a $500 scholarship from Investors Bank Foundation. He will attend Rutgers University School of Business in the fall. He graduated from Morris County School of Technology in June with a 4.1 grade point average.
Salunia received an $850 scholarship from PSEG. Abhisheksinh will attend Rutgers University in the fall to pursue studies in ecology, evolution and natural resources. His ultimate career desire is to become a paleontologist.
He graduated from Morris County School of Technology in the spring, after completing an ambitious schedule of honors and AP courses, plus two internships. Moffit said Abhisheksinh's greatest qualities are his graciousness, steadfastness and willingness to help friends, peers and strangers.
Turrisi received a $1,750 scholarship from NJM Insurance Group. She will pursue studies in baking and pastry arts at Hudson Community College in the fall. Eleanor is a spring graduate of Morris County Vocational School District.
Investors Bank Foundation presented NJAC with a check for $21,000 for scholarships to county vocational-technical school graduates who will pursue higher education at a county college or state college or university. Two students from each of the state’s 21 counties received the $500 scholarships.
PSEG awarded the foundation a $12,000 grant for county vocational school graduates who plan to continue their education at a New Jersey county or state college to study environmental science, green design, green technology, alternative energy or related subjects. Scholarships for $850 were awarded in each county were PSEG maintains a service territory or generation facility.
NJM Insurance Group presented NJAC with a check for $5,250 for three $1,750 scholarships, which were awarded to a student in each county where the company has headquarters - Morris, Mercer and Atlantic.