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.
Listed below are the scholarship awards that we grant to students.
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 are submitted every Spring and are read by a committee made up of at least one SBEA member from each level: elementary, middle and high school. The candidate selected to receive the scholarship is announced after the High School Awards in June.
Nominations are now currently being accepted for the Joyce Sherman Memorial Scholarship. Please click here to download the nomination form that includes the scholarship criteria & deadline for submitting.
The SBEA Scholarship is awarded to an SBHS senior. It is in the form of a one-time scholarship. Information regarding requirements and the application process for interested seniors will be available in the Spring.
Scholarship for the Children of Membership
The SBEA Scholarship is awarded to the Children of our Membership, and it is in the form of a one-time scholarship. In the Spring, members can apply for this scholarship. A committee made up of at least one SBEA member from each level: elementary, middle and high school reviews all applications and notification of the winner is announced in August.
Over the past few years, due to member retirements and a decrease in teaching positions, our fund has declined and we have not been able to grant as many scholarships to our students as we have in the past. In an effort to reinstate scholarships that we have had in the past, as well as sustain our current scholarships, we have organized two fundraisers, AmazonSmile Charity Fund and a t-shirt Sale.
t-shirt Sale – SBEA has designed brand new t-shirts, polos and hoodie sweatshirts! They are pretty awesome and are available for purchase until February 17th. ALL OF THE PROCEEDS go towards our SBEA Scholarship Fund. Click here and shop away!
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 $1233. If your annual dues total is above $1233, 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, Vice President of Membership, firstname.lastname@example.org.