SUMMIT, NJ - Class of 2019 Hilltopper Matthew Kohaut has been awarded the 2019 Thomas I. Glasser Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to Summit High School students who seek to further their higher education with a goal of establishing a career in law enforcement / service to others.

The Scholarship is a function of the Summit PBA Local #55 and honors Summit resident Thomas I. Glasser,  who lost his life in the 9/11 terror attacks. Glasser wanted to create a scholarship for Summit High students looking to complete higher education with the goal of a career in law enforcement/service to others.

Out of the dozens of applicants, Kohaut was chosen for his dedication to schoolwork, extra curricular activities, and love of the Summit community

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Kohaut has not only dedicated himself to his studies, but is also a three-sport athlete. Among his long list of extracurricular activities, he has participated in the school’s Peer Leadership Program, participated and co-founded the Summit High School Recycling Club, volunteered for the Summit Police Department’s OM3D drunk driving simulation, and is an accomplished team and solo Irish Step Dancer.

This fall, Kohaut will attend Fordham University where he will major in Computer Science and participate in the U.S. Navy ROTC Marine Corps Option Program. “I’m honored to receive this scholarship. Paying for college is tough, but this will be a huge help in reaching my goal of a career in military service which runs in my family,” he said.