2015 Scholarship Recipients

Alexandra Kurnath

My name is Alexandra Kurnath and I am an upcoming Senior at High Point University. Many people would describe me as a passionate and caring person who loves having a good time and making the best out of any situation. A good sense of humor is necessary to get through every day, especially after the circumstances my family has been through. Read More

Ashley McDuffie

My name is Ashley McDuffie. I am the definition of what people may call a strong woman who has faced some of the most difficult obstacles in life. I am 21 years old, in school full-time, and work part-time. I work at the TSG, The Shauger Group, a construction company, serving as an Office Assistant, responsible for certificate of insurance tracking, job file maintenance and various other clerical duties. I am willing to go beyond to get a job done. Read More

Corinne Levy

Hello, my name is Corinne Levy. I am 20 years old and I live in Tuckerton, New Jersey with my parents and younger brother. I am currently a sophomore at Rider University as a Theatre Major; however, I am transferring to Relativity School in Los Angeles, California in the fall 2015. I will be working toward a BFA in Film and Acting.  Read More

Gandhi Vidals-Veliz

Hello, my name is Gandhi Vidals-Veliz. I’m a bit timid when it comes to meeting new people or doing new things but after a while I open up. I have a huge interest with technology and science because I like how things work and I also have an interest in the medical field. I attended Camden County Technical Schools in Pennsauken, N.J. Read More

George Lockhart

The man who taught me how to walk, talk, and shaped me into who I am today, was the same man who was taken from me in the worst way possible when I was only four years old. My father was murdered in an attempted car robbery while leaving work one night. Someone who had the world at his fingertips, my dad had been ripped away from his beautiful family at home.  Read More

Mackenzie Kurnath

November 29th, 2012 was the day my life changed forever. Like any other day, I was eating lunch at our local diner when I received a worrisome phone call from my mom. She never told me what was wrong, but I knew from the tone of her voice I should rush home. I thought I was in trouble. Maybe my room was a mess, or I left the hair straightener on.  Read More

Marissa DiCarlo

Sometimes life takes you in a direction you never could have imagined. Hello I am Marissa DiCarlo and I am a graduate of Mendham High School. I went on to attend and recently graduated with my Associates Degree in science from the County College of Morris. I was not sure if I would be transferring to Stockton University. My vision was to pursue a career in Environmental Science and go on to Environmental Law.  Read More

Sara Schisler

I was a daddy’s girl. I have always admired my father and wanted to be patient, intelligent, and kind, just like him. Even after death, my father still continues to have an impact on my life. He was not only the sole provider for my family as a civil engineer, but also the primary parent of the household; my mother has been on disability since 2005 and is too sick to work.  Read More

Scott Kwiatek

My name is Scott Kwiatek. I was born February 14, 1996. A couple of months after my birth, my Dad, Louis Kwiatek Jr., died. He was killed in a building explosion while at work. I live and always have lived in South Amboy, New Jersey. In my early life as a kid attending elementary school, I had straight A’s. I was a good student but did not have a lot of friends.  Read More

Trent Schamble

My name is Trent Schamble. As an adult about to enter college and begin a new chapter of my life, I have decided to focus my time and effort on Fire Science Technology. After completion of this certification, I will have obtained the basic knowledge and information that is required to enter the work field as a paid fireman.  Read More

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Alexandra Kurnath

My name is Alexandra Kurnath and I am an upcoming junior at High Point University. Many people would describe me as a passionate and caring person who loves having a good time and making the best out of any situation. A good sense of humor is necessary to get through every day, especially after the circumstances my family has been through.  Read More

Mackenzie Kurnath

November 29th, 2012 was the day my life changed forever. Like any other day, I was eating lunch at our local diner when I received a worrisome phone call from my mom. She never told me what was wrong, but I knew from the tone of her voice I should rush home. I thought I was in trouble. Maybe my room was a mess, or I left the hair straightener on. But never did the thought cross my mom that my dad was in a car accident that left him paralyzed. Read More

Marie Molinaro

My name is Maria Molinaro. In the Fall I will be going into my Junior year at Tennessee Temple University to pursue a Bachelors degree in Deaf Studies and Interpreting. By obtaining this degree I will be able to continue on the path to be a courtroom interpreter for the deaf.  Read More

Pedro Morejon

My name is Pedro Morejon; I am currently a third year mechanical student at Rutgers University. My life growing up was very normal from an outside perspective, but many people don’t know the trials and tribulations that occurred. I lived in Ecuador and was raised by my grandfather till about the age of 6, that is when my older brother and I was brought to the United States by my Mom and Dad, who until that time I had seen very little of as they had been pursuing the American Dream.  Read More

Scott Kwiatek

My name is Scott Kwiatek. I was born February 14, 1996. A couple of months after my birth, my Dad, Louis Kwiatek Jr., died.  He was killed in a building explosion while at work. I live and always have lived in South Amboy, New Jersey. In my early life as a kid attending elementary school, I had straight A’s. I was a good student but did not have a lot of friends. The friends I did have were a handful and part of the school band. Read More

Trent Schamble

My name is Trent Schamble. As an adult about to enter college and begin a new chapter of my life, I have decided to focus my time and effort on Fire Science Technology. After completion of this certification, I will have obtained the basic knowledge and information that is required to enter the work field as a paid fireman.  Read More