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Clock Ticking Down to Apply for Belmar Woman's Club Scholarships

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Belmar Woman’s Club members Dee Diaz, left, and Maria Boccia prepare for a card game held at Brandl restaurant. Proceeds raised through these weekly luncheons support its scholarship program. Credits: Belmar Woman's Club
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BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Woman’s Club has issued a call for college-bound students to apply for its annual scholarships.

High school seniors who live in Belmar, regardless of where they attend high school, have until Friday, May 12 to submit applications for the $1,000 awards.

The club has been awarding scholarships for some 30 years, counting on its popular Craft Show, held annually at the Taylor Pavilion, as its major fund-raiser for the educational gifts, said Claire Deicke, chairperson of its Communications Committee.

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However, since the oceanfront pavilion was lost to Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the show has been on hiatus and the 31-member club has had to turn to another funding source: its weekly card party luncheons, she said.

“For $8 a person, you get lunch and dessert, and play cards, mahjong and other board games. We also hold a 50-50 raffle,” Deicke said, adding that Chris Brandl of Brandl in Pyanoe Plaza has generously been letting the club use his restaurant for these monthly get-togethers since the storm.

The number of scholarships to be awarded this year has not yet been determined. “It depends on how much money we bring in,” Deicke said. “These scholarships are the best thing we do at the Woman’s Club. It is an investment in our future.”

Now for the details: In addition to being a Belmar resident, scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  •  Have a solid academic record, which must include submission of an official transcript showing a student’s grade point average through the third-quarter marking period of his or her senior year.
  •  Must be involved in community affairs, extracurricular activities and/or have work experience.
  • Must write an essay explaining the scholarship award’s importance to her or him.

Candidates also are asked to provide information on colleges to which they have applied or been accepted, their planned college major and career goals.

Rosemarie Papa, the club’s Education Committee chairperson, will lead the review of all applications, utilizing a “blind selection” process, where the identities of applicants will remain unknown to the seven-member committee. Scholarship winners will be notified in late May and presentations will be made on Friday, June 2 at the club’s monthly meeting.

Scholarship applications are available at high school Guidance Departments and can be found on the Belmar website at www.Belmar.com.

 

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