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Township Student Wins PeopleCare Scholarship

Township resident Kaitlyn Timari was among 12 Somerset County high school students recently awarded 2019 PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits Scholarships.

The recipients were chosen from among the 75 applicants.

For more than 30 years the PeopleCare Center has provided affordable rental space for nonprofit agencies to use in facilitating their programs. The Center has been a presence in the community and has supported the nonprofits in meeting the needs of their program participants. With recognition that education is at the root of all social progress, the PeopleCare Center has expanded its outreach to the community at large, committing resources to provide college scholarships.

The Board awarded 12 scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each based on Community Involvement, Extra Curricular Activities, Grades, and the 500-word response to the question, “Why do you think community service is important, and what have you done to make your community a better place?”

Also receiving 2019 awards were:
Hillsborough: Jayna Moore
Somerset County VoTech: Omar Khasawneh
Montgomery: Larissa Gratereaux Jimenez
Somerville: Adam Morrison
Watchung Hills: Jacqueline Lee
Watchung Hills: Stella DeMizio
Watchung Hills: Anastasia Benc
Bound Brook: Alessandra Sansone
Bridgewater: Emma Edelman
Bridgewater: Stephanie Hu
Bridgewater: Areej Qadeer

“The Trustees of PeopleCare want to instill an attitude of giving back to community in the hearts and minds of the next generation,” Sheryl Guss, Executive Director of PeopleCare, said in a press release about the awards. “By awarding these scholarships we are rewarding prior efforts and helping to continue these young people’s dedication to community service well into the future.”

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