In addition to large-scale grants from businesses and foundations, we rely on individual giving to provide funds for supplies that are smaller in scale but still make a big impact on students. We also have a goal of increasing the amount of financial scholarships awarded to deserving graduates. You can help with a donation mailed to BCIT Foundation, PO Box 297, Rancocas NJ 08073, or use the PayPal button below to contribute using a credit card.
OUR 2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Madison Cornelius was the seventh recipient of the Robert V. Santare Memorial Scholarship that honors one of the founders of BCIT Foundation. The annual award recognizes a student who was committed to community service while still being successful in academics and involved in extra-curricular activities. It provides $2,000 towards costs of post-secondary education.
The Foundation also awarded scholarships to Shalaya Wright and John Schuyler. Those students were nominated based on academic achievement, co-curricular involvement and community service. Shalaya was a Culinary Arts career major at the Medford campus. She will continue honing her cooking and hospitality skills at the Culinary Art Institute of American. John was a Law and Public Safety career major at the Westampton campus. He plans to attend Immaculate University in the fall and is considering a career in secondary education history. Each received a $1,000 scholarship toward costs of post-secondary education.
The Foundation also facilitated a scholarship given by the family of Snowden Smith, who graduated eighth grade and became a plumber’s apprentice. Mr. Smith moved on to service in the armed forces and a postal service career, but always valued his trade skills and demonstrated a strong work ethic. Family members, including Westampton teacher Jacqueline McGuinness, offered a $250 scholarship for a student who plans to continue studies in Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), plumbing or related fields. The recipients of the Snowden Smith Memorial Scholarships was Zaid Mazahreh.
Congratulations to these outstanding students and to the donors who make scholarships possible. We look forward to our next scholarship awards in June 2020.To join the cause:
Send a check to BCIT Foundation, PO Box 297, Rancocas NJ 08073. Or use the Paypal link above to charge a donation to BCITFoundation@burlcoschools.org.
Foundation supports travel to DECA conferenceFive BCIT-Westampton students earned the right to attend DECA's International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL, where they attended seminars, talked with speakers and networked with like-minded students. To qualify, they wrote essays and/or successfully presented papers at state-level competition. BCIT Foundation provided financial assistance so that all students who qualified could attend the conference. (April 2015)