WESTFIELD, NJ — Kathleen Zimmerman, a Mountainside resident, was one of four students who received a scholarship from the  Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) Foundation. Four local high school seniors received $1,000 scholarships each toward their college education. Each winner is a Business major with a solid academic and community service record.

The GWACC represents the towns of Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, and Westfield and the winners were selected from students attending these local high schools. The 2018 recipients were:

  • Christine Vilarino, Union Catholic Regional High School;
  • Catherine Posyton, Westfield High School;
  • Katherine Zimmerman, Governor Livingston High School; and
  • Grace Duffy, Arthur L. Johnson High School.

The GWACC Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, was founded to raise money for local scholarships and nonprofit organizations. To find out more about the Foundation, contact Gene Jannotti, Executive Director, at 908-233-3021. 

For 70 years, the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) has been connecting commerce and community. The GWACC promotes the economic prosperity of businesses primarily in Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. It is the largest association of businesses and nonprofits in our area. Members include business owners, professionals, managers and operators. Membership cultivates the opportunity to build relationships, partner, make referrals, increase business, attend lunch and learns, and support the community.