Students are awarded more than $90K in scholarships from PACF

PHOTO COURTESY OF ELAINE SCULL

Several high school seniors and college students received welcome news when the Princeton Area Community Foundation awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships.

The foundation awarded $40,550 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the area, while the foundation renewed another $52,100 in scholarships for college students who will be returning to class in the fall, according to foundation officials.

“We want to thank our generous donors who have created scholarship funds, which allow us to help these outstanding students,” said Jeffrey Vega, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “We also want to congratulate the students on their achievements and wish them success as they continue their education.”

According to officials, the Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes and encourages philanthropy across Mercer County and central New Jersey. The foundation now manages more than 300 charitable funds, that include 35 nonprofit endowments created by the foundation.

The scholarship winners include Mercer County and Middlesex County students.

Symone Summiel from Ewing High School, who will be attending Johnson and Wales University, was awarded a $2,500 for four years from the Lion Woodward Educational Fund and Rotary Club of Trenton; Laurie Alexis of Hamilton High School West, who plans on attending Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, received a four year $5,000 scholarship from the John R. and Shirley I. Forrest Memorial Scholarship; Cassidy Stoneback from Lawrence High School, who will be attending Georgetown University, was awarded a two year $6,400 scholarship from the Mary Elliott Wislar Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Sara Haas of Notre Dame High School, is attending Duke University in the fall. She received a four year $1,000 scholarship from the Princeton Post No. 76, American Legion Dr. Henry J. Frank Scholarship; Anna Intartaglia from Princeton High School, who will be attending Arcadia University, was awarded a four year $1,000 scholarship from Princeton Post No. 76, American Legion Dr. Henry J. Frank Scholarship; Rohan Joseph of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North is attending Indiana University in the fall. He received a one year $2,150 scholarship from the Greater Mercer Scholarship Fund; and Sean Hodges from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, who plans on attending Stevens Institute of Technology, was awarded a four year $1,000 scholarship from the Princeton Post No. 76, American Legion Dr. Henry J. Frank Scholarship.

Students from the Camden, Hunterdon, Ocean, and Union counties also received scholarship money from the foundation.

In addition to the $92,650 in scholarships, another $5,000 was awarded through the Thomas George Artist Fund Award to Cara Giddens, who recently completed her studies at The College of New Jersey.

For more information about the scholarship winners, visit www.pacf.org.