New Ocean County College Scholarship Available, Get Details ….
The Ocean County College Foundation announced the establishment of the "Senator John F. Russo Scholarship", which highlights the life and dedication of the late-Garden State Senator to public service and his contributions to integrity in politics, by-partisanship, tolerance, civility, and cultural diversity .
“The OCC Foundation expresses its gratitude to Mrs. Russo for this generous donation, which will assist many deserving, politically engaged, students for years to come. In addition, a special note of appreciation is expressed to OCC Foundation Trustee Stephan Leone for his assistance in acquiring this gift.” ~ Kenneth J. Malagiere, Executive Director of the Ocean County College Foundation.
The endowment was established with a gift of $100,000 from Mrs. Mary Ann Russo, wife of Sen. Russo.
According to the OCC Foundation .... to qualify for the Russo Scholarship, eligible Ocean County high school students and/or Ocean County College students should have demonstrated experience with a declared political party and active participation in the political process. Two awards will be granted each fall and spring semester, one to a Democrat and one to a Republican. Awards will be presented to students attending Ocean County College either part-time or full-time with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
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