Scott Kwiatek

My name is Scott Kwiatek and am a Senior at NJIT studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. After graduation, my goal is to get a job doing accounting or marketing and work my way up to higher positions such as being a manager or a C-level Executive. Also, I plan on seeking out an internship to help give me a step up finding a job once I graduate. I really enjoy creating ideas and businesses and hope to create my own business one day. With the experience I will gain over the next few years I am confident about this becoming reality. I know I will be successful in my career.

My name is Scott Kwiatek and am a Senior at NJIT studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. After graduation, my goal is to get a job doing accounting or marketing and work my way up to higher positions such as being a manager or a C-level Executive. Also, I plan on seeking out an internship to help give me a step up finding a job once I graduate. I really enjoy creating ideas and businesses and hope to create my own business one day. With the experience I will gain over the next few years I am confident about this becoming reality. I know I will be successful in my career.

I was born February 14, 1996. A couple of months after my birth, my Dad, Louis Kwiatek Jr., died. He worked for a medical transportation company and  was killed in a tragic building explosion while at work. It has not been easy on my Mom raising a child as a single parent. I am grateful for all she has tried to do for me. There were many days that I  had wished I had a Dad around to talk to, play ball with, and be proud of me. My mom and I struggled financially. But, it has taught me that if you work hard you can achieve your goals. Throughout school I participated in sports, baseball is my favorite, studied hard to get good grades, and volunteered. Overall, I am grateful to have had the support from my family, friends, and loved ones.

I have been an active member of the South Amboy First Aid Squad since I was 16 years old. It is important to me to give back to my community. Equally as important was my desire to pay it forward by volunteering for KCNJ. I attend as many fundraising events as possible where I help run events, volunteer on the Gala Committee and speak as a representative to help bring awareness to this incredible organization. In 2017, I have been honored to be voted as a member of the Advisory Board of KCNJ. Without receiving the scholarship from the Kids’ Chance of New Jersey organization, I could only afford to go to a community college. Instead, I was able to attend my dream school, NJIT. I want to do whatever I can to help other kids achieve their educational dreams as KCNJ has done for me.

I would like to personally thank the Petro Cohen Petro & Matarazzo Law Firm & KCNJ for their generosity in sponsoring my scholarship that is allowing me to continue to pursue my educational dreams. Words cannot express how grateful I am.