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PeopleCare Center Accepting High School Scholarship Applications


BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Board of Trustees of the PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits is accepting applications from Somerset County public high school seniors for the 2017 scholarship program.

The Board will award up to twelve scholarships in the amount of $1000 each based on community Involvement, extra-curricular activities, grades, and a 500-word response to the question, “Why do you think community service is important, and what have you done to make your community a better place?” 

Students must plan on attending college beginning in the fall semester of 2017.

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Eligible schools include: Bernards High School, Bound Brook High School, Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Franklin High School, Hillsborough High School, Manville High School, Montgomery High School, North Plainfield High School, Ridge High School, Somerset County Vo-Tech High School, Somerville High School, and Watchung Hills Regional High School.

Deadline for applications is April 7, and they may be submitted online by sending to or by mail to PeopleCare Center,120 Finderne Ave., Bridgewater, NJ, 08807.

For more than 30 years the PeopleCare Center has provided affordable rental space for nonprofit agencies to use in facilitating their programs. The Center has been a presence in the community and has supported the nonprofits in meeting the needs of their program participants. The PeopleCare Center has expanded its outreach to the community at large, committing resources to provide college scholarships.

Information on the PeopleCare Center is available online at or by calling 908-725-2299.

PeopleCare Center was established in 1984 as a permanent home for human service agencies. PeopleCare is a private non-profit organization in Somerset County which provides a physical plant to house non-profit agencies and organizations at below market cost. Among the services addressed by PeopleCare tenants are homelessness, literacy, child care, foster care children, education, and individuals of all ages with various disabilities.

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