Rotary Recognizes Student Scholars and Role Models
Vineland Rotary Club awards $22,500 in scholarships
When it comes to outstanding youth, 17 of South Jersey’s finest were the honored by the Rotary Club of Vineland as recipients of more than $22,500 in scholarships. The annual Awards and Recognition event was held at the Ramada Inn in Vineland on Tuesday, June 2. Scholarships, given by or in memory of long-time Rotarians who remain committed to furthering the dreams of area students, were presented to 15 high school seniors and two Cumberland County College students.
“This event is one of our club’s favorites as it exemplifies our reason for being,” says Kevin Bernhardt, President, Rotary Club of Vineland. “Our club members work very hard all year long raising funds, volunteering and creating programs for people and organizations in need. Seeing these students accept their scholarships makes it all worthwhile. We congratulate this year’s award recipients and look forward to hearing of their accomplishments in the years ahead.”
The 2015 Vineland Rotary Scholarship Recipients include: Meranda Cardona, William F. Dudley Sr. Memorial Scholarship ($1,500); Akshay Patel, Bruce and Lois Middleton Scholarship, $1,000; Eric Bradway, Jason Ianni, Juliana Merighi, and William Pelosi, Harry D. Doerr Memorial Scholarship, $1,200 each; Jacob Bonanno, Vineland Rotary Memorial Scholarship (tribute to deceased Rotarians), $1,000; Morgato Conner, John Spoltore/Matt Blatt Most Inspirational Scholarship, $2,500;Nestor Cruz, Otto Schwabe Memorial Scholarship $1,500; Emma Durham, Reverend C. Ross Collins Memorial Scholarship, $1,500; Donald Carter, Leslie N. Kotok Memorial Scholarship, $1,500; Jamie Infanti, The Grapevine’s Hometown Heroes Scholarship, $2,500; Jenna Gallucci, Harry Kejzman Memorial Scholarship, $1.000; Neeraja Thakur, $1,000; Loyle Lanes Bowling Center Scholarship; Angela Benson, Shaye Kotok Memorial Scholarship$1,500; Kenneth Farmer, Cumberland County College University Center Scholarship, $1,000; Dhruv Patel, Kimball Cup Award for the Valedictorian of Vineland High School, $500.