MORRIS COUNTY — College scholarships to four Morris County Vocational School District students were announced today by the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation at an event held at the Morris County Board of Freeholders meeting in Morristown.
The scholarships were made possible by generous donations from Investors Bank, NJM Insurance Group and PSEG. Recipients are Timothy Formanuk of Lincoln Park, Abhisheksinh Salunia of Parsippany (Lake Hiawatha), Eleanor Turrisi of Wharton, and Noah Whitmore of Denville.
Morris County Freeholder Director Doug Cabana, NJAC Executive Director John Donnadio and MCVSD Superintendent Scott Moffitt joined representatives from each of the corporate sponsors in presenting checks to the students.
“We are really proud of these outstanding Morris County students who are being honored today with scholarships for their academic excellence and for their involvement in their communities,” said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “We also thank NJAC and Investors’ Bank, NJM Insurance Group, and PSEG for their efforts to reward such terrific young men and women from our county.”
Timothy Formanuk of Lincoln Park received a $500 scholarship from Investors Bank Foundation. Timothy will attend Rutgers University School of Business in the fall. He graduated from Morris County School of Technology in June with a 4.1 grade point average.
Abhisheksinh Salunia of Lake Hiawatha received an $850 scholarship from PSEG. Abhisheksinh will attend Rutgers University in the fall to pursue studies in ecology, evolution and natural resources. His ultimate career desire is to become a paleontologist.
He graduated from Morris County School of Technology in the spring, after completing an ambitious schedule of honors and AP courses, plus two internships. Superintendent Scott Moffit commented that one of Abhisheksinh’s greatest qualities is his graciousness, steadfastness and willingness to help friends, peers and strangers.
Eleanor Turrisi of Wharton received a $1,750 scholarship from NJM Insurance Group. She will pursue studies in baking and pastry arts at Hudson Community College in the fall. Eleanor is a spring graduate of Morris County Vocational School District.
Noah Whitmore of Denville received a $500 scholarship from Investors Bank Foundation. He is a spring graduate of Morris County School of Technology and will pursue studies in the culinary arts at Rutgers University in the fall. MCST Superintendent Scott Moffit commented that Noah is an extremely hard worker who has been dedicated to his studies at the school.
Investors Bank Foundation presented NJAC with a check for $21,000 for scholarships to county vocational-technical school graduates who will pursue higher education at a county college or state college or university. Two students from each of the state’s 21 counties received the $500 scholarships.
PSEG awarded the foundation a $12,000 grant for county vocational school graduates who plan to continue their education at a New Jersey county or state college to study environmental science, green design, green technology, alternative energy or related subjects. Scholarships for $850 were awarded in each county were PSEG maintains a service territory or generation facility.
NJM Insurance Group presented NJAC with a check for $5,250 for three $1,750 scholarships, which were awarded to a student in each county where the company has headquarters – Morris, Mercer and Atlantic.