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Scholarship and grant applications available

Applications for scholarships and grants are available for the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) Educational Foundation and are due by May 1.

Scholarship awards of $1,500 each will be made to non-traditional students in two categories: 1) students at least 25 years old and returning to school; 2) college students entering their junior or senior year and/or has completed 60 credits. In addition, the Foundation will be awarding grants to assist with the tuition and/or fees associated with post high school vocational, technical, or certification programs.

The amount of the grant will be no more than 50 percent of the cost of the program up to a maximum of $1,500. Scholarship awards and grants will be distributed in June.

To be eligible, applicants must live or work within the service area of the Chamber – Eatontown, Fair Haven, Fort Monmouth, Little Silver, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury and Tinton Falls, or be employed by a Chamber member regardless of location. The applicant does not have to be a member of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber but must provide a recommendation by an EMACC member in good standing who is not a family member.

Since its inception in 1998, the EMACC Educational Foundation has awarded over $227,500 in scholarships.

Applications may be downloaded from the Chamber’s website, http://emacc.org/scholarship-a pplication/. Completed applications must be returned to the Chamber office no later than May 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. Awards will be announced in June. Donations to support these unique awards are always welcome and may be sent to the EMACC Educational Foundation C/O EMACC, 8 Reckless Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

 

 

 

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