Chair: Annette Galaro, email@example.com
SBEA grants scholarships to South Brunswick graduating seniors, as well as the children of our membership EVERY year! This program is 100% funded by our own SBEA members. Every paycheck, our members donate monies to be able to grant these awards to the most deserving students. Our scholarship program has been a long standing tradition and a source of pride for our Association, as it has assisted many students to attend a college they may not have otherwise had the means to attend.
We grant 3 different types of scholarships to students, The Joyce Sherman Award, Children of Membership and an SBHS Scholarship. See below for information about each of these awards.
The Joyce Sherman Award
The Joyce Sherman Memorial Scholarship awards a full scholarship to one South Brunswick senior every year. This student is recognized for academic excellence, outstanding character, community service, as well as a financial need. Nominations were submitted earlier this Spring and were read by a committee made up of SBEA members. The candidate selected to receive the scholarship will be announced after the High School Awards in June.
Congratulations to the 2017 Joyce Sherman scholarship winner Nada Shalash! Read Nada’s thank you note to SBEA:
Dear South Brunswick Education Association,
I want to express my sincere gratitude to you for the generous scholarship you gave me. I was so happy and honored to find out I was selected and greatly appreciate your support. The financial assistance you provided me will really lighten the burden of paying my educational expenses. Your support means a lot to me and will help me focus on learning as I study biochemistry at Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Thank you again for your generosity. I hope I can also give back to the community and support the students of SBHS as they pursue higher education.
The Children of Membership Scholarship Award
SBEA awards a scholarship to the Children of our Membership, and it is in the form of a one-time scholarship. Applications were being accepted by July 1. A committee made up of at least one SBEA member from each level: elementary, middle and high school will review all of the applications and a notification of the winner will be announced in the summer.
NOTE: This scholarship may vary from year to year and is not guaranteed to be awarded. The actual number of scholarships and the amount to be awarded will be determined each year based on donations to the SBEA Philanthropic Fund.
This scholarship is awarded to an SBHS senior. It is in the form of a one-time scholarship.
Congratulations to the 2017 SBEA scholarship winner, Mikel Matticoli!
To sustain our current scholarships, we have organized the following fundraiser…
Amazon Smile – When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to our scholarship fund. If you already have an Amazon account, you can use your same account for AmazonSmile. If you do not have an account, you can set one up for free. On your first visit, select SBEA Philanthropic Fund as your charity of choice. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the fund, and there is absolutely NO cost to you. Here is the link to select our Scholarship Fund as your charity of choice:
We really appreciate your help. We hope to be able to continue to provide scholarships to our students. For more information about Amazon Smile, please click here.
Contributions to the Scholarship Fund
Your annual Association dues are $1266. If your annual dues total is above $1266, you are most likely contributing monies towards our scholarship fund. (Although it is possible that the extra monies are being allocated to the NJEA Political Action Fund / NEA Fund for Children and Public Education.)
Members who would like to find out how much money they are currently contributing or would like to start contributing to our fund, or increase their contribution, please contact Tracey Ricco, Membership Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.