Scholarship Award Recipients (Archive)

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2016 Awards


The Lew Williams & Leila Sulkes Scholarships

(2016-2017)

The Freehold Branch of AAUW awarded two scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarships were awarded at our September AAUW Freehold Area Branch meeting.

Freehold Branch of AAUW Honors Local Scholarship Recipients

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The Freehold AAUW is proud to announce Danielle Colte (left) and Nicole Ioviero (right) as our 2016 Lew Williams and Leila Sulkes Scholarship Winners.   The two scholarships were awarded at our September Branch Meeting.

Danielle Colte is finishing her Master’s in Education Leadership at Montclair State University and expects to graduate in December 2016.  Nicole Ioviero is pursuing her Master’s Degree in School Psychology at Georgian Court with an expected graduation date of June 2017.  Both women intend to continue their education and obtain their doctorates at a later date.  Danielle would like to become a Director of Guidance or Vice-Principal and Nicole an Administrator in the educational field.

Danielle and Nicole have been described by their professors and educational colleagues as having strong organizational and management skills as well as being compassionate and insightful future educators.

The Freehold Branch of AAUW congratulates both women and wishes them continued success in their chosen endeavors.

Our Annual Used Book Sale funds this scholarship and we thank the Freehold Community for their ongoing support.

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Outstanding High School Students’ Award Recipients

(The Rose Fishkin Scholarship Award) Winners

2016

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What an inspiring May meeting we had with the recognition of our award recipients and hearing of their academic, community, sports and leadership achievements. Such dedication and focus from these outstanding students encourages the effort expended by our members in making the upcoming June 2016 Book Sale another success.

These six highest ranking female seniors from the Freehold Regional High Schools were honored with monetary awards of $500.

Our Annual Used Book Sale funds these awards and they are named for a former branch member, Rose Fishkin, who was a Cornell graduate and a believer in education for women.

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Erica Lee represents Colts Neck High School and is involved in law and public service programs, is editor in chief of the school newspaper and is president of the Technology Student Association. She participates in the NJ Science League, the Shore Math League and is completing her internship at the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold. She will be attending Cornell University in the fall.

Rachael Zhou attends Marlboro High School is president of the science league and future Business Leaders of America as well as being the highest scoring member of her math league team. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and won several competitions. Rachael has earned a rare 2400 on the SATs and posses a provisional patent as an inventor. She volunteers weekly at Riverview Hospital and is self-employed in the SAT tutoring business. Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania awaits her in the fall.

Katie Shum is a senior at Freehold Township High School and is involved in the contemporary Global Issues Program as well as a member of the National Honor Society, an AP Scholar and a National Merit Scholar. She plays both the piano and cello and has created a music website which has gained three thousand views. Her musical compositions and self performed songs include SAT vocabulary and current events. Katie is also active in the Sayreville Association of Brain Injured Children. The College of New Jersey is her college choice.

Meagan Silva attends Manalapan High School and is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Math Honor Society. She volunteers for Rose’s Fund for Animals where she raises monies for the cost of veterinary bills for pet owners who cannot afford them. Meaghan also volunteers with the Animal Rescue Force collecting donations and explaining the process of pet adoption to potential owners. In 2015 she attended the Bonner program at TCNJ. Rutgers is her college of choice in the fall and will major in bio-chemistry.

Carolyn Aboff from Howell High School is a student council representative, a member of the Math Club and runs cross country. Her favorite subjects are chemistry and calculus. Carolyn has earned the National Scholar Award from the College Board and volunteers as a first grade religion teacher. She also works with her brothers (she is a triplet) on a food truck and at the Howell South Little League field. Her hobby is painting and TCNJ is her college of choice.

Anjali Prabhat from Freehold Borough High School is president of the forensics team and won the NJ state championship in the Declamation category. She attended the NJ Governor’s School in the sciences and is an AP scholar with distinction. As captain of her varsity tennis team she is the winner of the school’s NJSIAA scholar athlete award. Anjali earned a perfect 2400 on her SATs and is interested in pursuing a career in medicine as a neuro-surgeon. Dartmouth is her choice of colleges in the fall.

We congratulate each of our recipients and wish them continued success in their college endeavors.

 

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2015 Awards


The Lew Williams & Leila Sulkes Scholarship

(2015-2016)

The Freehold Branch of AAUW awarded one scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship were awarded at our September AAUW Freehold Area Branch meeting.

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The Freehold Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) honored Frances Vender as our 2015 Scholarship recipient on September 10th.

Frances is a Manalapan resident and is completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Rutgers University. Her focus is helping those with substance abuse which gives her much personal satisfaction and those with addictive behaviors, a better quality of life.

As a busy mother of four children she still finds time to volunteer at her church as well as her children’s sports activities. We congratulate Frances and wish her continued success.

Our Annual Used Book Sale funds this scholarship and we thank the Freehold Community for their ongoing support.


Outstanding High School Students’ Award Recipients

(The Rose Fishkin Scholarship Award) Winners

2015

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News Transcript Scholarship Article (July 17, 2015)

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It was so inspiring to hear the achievements of our 2015 award recipients. Not only are they the highest ranking female seniors from the Freehold Regional High Schools scholastically but their community involvement and musical talent are equally impressive. Thanks to our membership who supported our 2014 book sale and are working diligently to make our 2015 book sale another success.

Justine Nguyen – Freehold Township High School

Justine’s interests are art, literature, film and games. She is a National Merit Finalist from the Music Teachers Association and has performed at Carnegie Hall as a NJ High Scorer in the Royal Conservatory of Music Excellence. Justine is also a National History Day competitor, a national qualifier and has received the Girl Scouts Gold Award. Rhode Island School of Design awaits her in the fall.

Ellen Wu – Freehold High School

Ellen is a member of the Medical Science Program and the Governor’s School of the Sciences. She is involved in Neurosurgery Shadowing at Centra State Hospital and teaches algebra at the Chinese School. A member of the girl’s varsity volleyball team she also plays the piano in the FHS Chamber Choir. Her college of choice is Northwestern.

Victoria Metelkine – Marlboro High School

Victoria ranks number one in her high school class and is a National Merit scholar. She plays soccer, is a member of the math and science leagues and finds time to volunteer for the Rose Fund. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania will welcome her this fall.

Heather Kaplan – Manalapan High School

Heather is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and an AP Scholar. She is involved with the Save a Brave Program and Cancer Awareness. Ohio State is her choice of universities.

Maggie Powell – Colts Neck High School

Maggie is Vice President of the Senior Class, a member of the Senior Class Student Council, NJ Science League and Shore Math League. She participates in the cross country, spring track and swim teams. Maggie also volunteers as a swim coach for the Special Olympics and is entering Harvard in the fall.

Britteny Zamot – Howell High School

Brittney is valedictorian of her class as well as a national honor society member and co-captain of the school’s academic challenge team. Brittney volunteers in the Telemetry Ward at the Ocean County Medical Center. She’ll be attending Cornell majoring in the biology- pre-med track and eventually wants to be a cardiac surgeon.

We congratulate each recipient and wish them continued success in their chosen endeavors.

Deirdre McNamara, Publicity, AAUW Freehold Area Branch


2014 Awards


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(2014-2015)

(Scholarship for women in undergraduate or graduate degree programs)

The Freehold Branch of AAUW awarded two scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Scholarship were awarded at our September AAUW Freehold Area Branch meeting.

Freehold Branch of AAUW Honors Local Scholarship Recipients

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At our September 11th Meeting the Lew Williams & Leila Sulkes Scholarships were awarded to two local women.

 

 

Kerry Glovich attends Georgian Court University majoring in Education and History. This ambitious college student is a busy mother of four ranging in ages from 6 to 19.  She finds time to volunteer as a Historical Interpreter at Allaire State Park and her goal is to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree and become a special education teacher.  Kerry is also pursuing additional certification for middle school history.

Samantha Gralla will receive her Master’s Degree in School Psychology at the University of Delaware and is currently finishing her three year internship program in a Central New Jersey School. She was influenced in high school by her school psychologist and decided to major in this field at college. Samantha has worked with special need students in urban and suburban settings as well as Head Start Programs providing consultative services to teachers in difficult class room situations.

The Freehold Branch of AAUW congratulates both recipients and wishes them continued success in their chosen careers. We would like to thank the Freehold Community for their support of our annual book sale which enables us to fund these yearly scholarships.

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