The PSEG Foundation awarded the NJAC Foundation a grant of $12,000.00 for county vocational-technical school graduates who plan on studying environmental science, green design, green technology, alternative energy, and other related subjects at a county college or state college or university in the fall.
“As our nation grows increasingly proactive about protecting the environment for future generations, I’m thrilled that PSEG and the NJAC Foundation have once again partnered on this important and timely initiative to support county vocational-technical school graduates across the State,” commented NJAC Foundation President Donald De Leo.
The NJAC Foundation plans to award one $850.00 scholarship to a student nominated by the superintendent of their school in each county where PSEG maintains a service territory or generation facility. These counties include: Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the NJAC Foundation, I commend PSEG for its continued commitment and generosity to the communities in which it serves, and look forward to working with our county vocational-technical schools to select talented students dedicated to creating green solutions and advancing their education,” said De Leo.
The NJAC Foundation is a non-profit organization affiliated with the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) and is committed to providing innovative educational opportunities for county vocational-technical school and county college students.
On September 19th, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented Wanyae Irving with the 2017 NJAC Foundation and PSEG Scholarship Award. Wanyae attended Bergen County Technical High School in Paramus, NJ. While at Bergen County Technical High School, Wanyae obtained skills in the Culinary Arts Program. During his senior year, he grew interested in Information Technology and eager to find innovative ways to foster and support the generation of renewable energy sources responsibly and efficiently to create a healthier environment. Wanyae is now continuing his education in Information Technology at Bergen Community College.
Jacob Martin, a 2017 Camden County Technical School – Gloucester Township Campus graduate, received the NJAC Foundation and PSEG Scholarship Award Tuesday, September 19th, from the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Jacob studied information technology while at the Technical School. During his senior year, he attended Camden County College earning credits towards his future degree. He graduated in the top 10% of his class, and is continuing his studies in Computer Science and Information Technology at Camden County College
The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented Benjamin Dwyer with the 2017 NJAC Foundation and PSEG Scholarship Award on Wednesday, September 27th. Brian is a graduate of the Burlington County Institute of Technology, and currently attends Rowan College of Burlington County where is is studying Environmental Science. He also volunteers at the Paws Nature Reserve in Rancocas where he enjoys helping injured animals that are housed there.