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Rahway Police Captain Artie O’Leary And Rahway Firefighter Harry F. Blumer Sr. Friendship Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Artie O’Leary & Harry F. Blumer Scholarship Award: Catherine McComb, Mackenzie Martin, Emily Rodger, Bernard Burkhoff, Zachary Thornton, & Ryan Palmer.

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the Rahway Police Captain Artie O’Leary & Rahway Firefighter Harry F. Blumer Sr. Friendship Scholarships. Catherine McComb and Emily Rodger were awarded the Captain Artie O’Leary Scholarship. Makenzie Martin, Zachary Thornton and Ryan Palmer received the Firefighter Harry F. Blumer Sr. scholarship award.

The Scholarship is in honor of the late William Arthur O’Leary, a former Rahway Police Department Captain who passed away in 1993, and Rahway Firefighter Harry F. Blumer, who passed away in 2011.

Scholarships are awarded to the children of active duty Rahway Police and Fire Department Officers who are entering their first year of college. The recipients are selected based upon academic excellence, demonstrated commitment and service to their communities, acceptance to an accredited college or university, and successful completion of the application and essay.

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The scholarship is generously funded by Bernard Burkhoff, a Rahway businessman, who was also a personal friend of Captain Artie O’Leary and Firefighter Harry Blumer, Sr. 

The Rahway Police Department and Rahway Fire Department would like to thank Mr. Burkhoff for his continued generosity and dedication to the scholarship program.


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