$125,000 Scholarship dollars awarded to
18 Hunterdon Students
One of the largest private scholarship
funds in New Jersey has awarded 18
Hunterdon High School Students with
$125,000, the highest award amount given
in any one year.
1956, this fund has served Hunterdon
To date, the Jennie M Haver
Scholarship Fund has awarded 551
students over $1.7 Million.
The scholarship program is funded
by donations of individuals and
businesses in the community who
recognize the value of higher education
as a good return on charitable
“This scholarship,” said Katherine
Theleman, President of the fund “is
often an exit strategy for someone to
overcome a financially challenged home
Many of our recipients have
already demonstrated their grit,
determination, and resilience to
overcome unfortunate circumstances and
still excel at school work.
They are sure to make a
difference in college and their future
careers. They are a diverse group who
worked hard to achieve outstanding
grades, participated in community
giving, and held part-time jobs to help
meet current expenses.
are so proud of this class of 2015”
Stephanie Lewis, of South Hunterdon was
chosen to receive the “Ella Haver
Science Scholarship” in the amount of
Michael Walsh, from Voorhees, was
granted the $5,000 Wachholtz Science
Grant in combination with an additional
$3000 from the Memorial Scholarship.
Ten students were awarded the Haver
Memorial Scholarships as follows.
Axel Gonzalez and Taylor Allen,
both from Hunterdon Central and Alyssa
McCabe of Voorhees were each awarded
Jameson Colbert of South
Hunterdon, Timothy Sattizahn from
Deleware Valley, Jennifer Loeffler from
North Hunterdon, and Austin Holthaus
from Vorhees each received $8,000.
Megan Mauriello from Voorhees was
granted $7,000, and Kelsey Shelofsky and
Kristian Wu from North Hunterdon each
received $6,000 for their scholarships.
Additionally, the Fund offers
scholarships in several specific
The recipients of these $3,500
awards are: Kyle Straub from North
Hunterdon for Nursing; Christine Walsh
from Voorhees for Civic Achievements;
Amanda Wengryn from South Hunterdon and
Lacey Kappus from
Valley are both recipients for the
Agriculture Scholarship; Zachary Ooimi
from Hunterdon Central for Music ; and
Olivia Turton from Delaware Valley
received the Education scholarship
“We are so thankful to the teachers and
guidance counselors who prepare our
students to excel, the generous
community in Hunterdon who donate to
make these scholarships possible, and
the volunteers and trustees who work to
facilitate this scholarship fund.
In the words of the traditional
African proverb, it takes a village to
raise a child.” Said Katherine Theleman.
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