In addition to large-scale grants from businesses and foundations, we rely on individual giving to provide funds for supplies that are smaller in scale but still make a big impact on students. We also have a goal of increasing the amount of financial scholarships awarded to deserving graduates. You can help with a donation mailed to BCIT Foundation, PO Box 297, Rancocas NJ 08073, or use the PayPal button below to contribute using a credit card.
OUR 2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Matthew J. Davis was the fourth recipient of the Robert V. Santare Memorial Scholarship that honors one of the founders of BCIT Foundation. The annual award recognizes a student who was committed to community service while still being successful in academics and involved in extra-curricular activities, and it provides $2,000 towards costs of post-secondary education. About Matt.
The Foundation also awarded scholarships to Samuel Ringel and Niket Parikh. Both students were nominated based on academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement and community service. Samuel studied Sports Medicine at the Westampton campus, while Niket studied Engineering at the Medford campus. Each received a $1,000 scholarship toward costs of post-secondary education.
The Foundation also facilitated scholarships given by the family of Snowden Smith, who graduated eighth grade and became a plumber’s apprentice. Mr. Smith moved on to service in the armed forces and a postal service career, but always valued his trade skills and demonstrated a strong work ethic. Family members, including Westampton teacher Jacqueline McGuinness, funded three $250 scholarships for students who plan to continue studies in Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), plumbing or related fields. Recipients of the Snowden Smith Memorial Scholarships were Ryan Gauntt (Medford campus), and Nicholas Lehman and Tyler Richman (Westampton campus).
Congratulations to these outstanding students and to the donors who make scholarships possible. We look forward to our next scholarship awards in June 2017.
To join the cause:
Send a check to BCIT Foundation, PO Box 297, Rancocas NJ 08073. Or use Paypal to charge a donation on your credit card for firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call us! We can process a credit card charge over the phone, or talk with you about other ways you can support BCIT. Contact Renee Janowicz at 609-267-4226, ext. 8335 or email@example.com.
Foundation supports travel to DECA conference
Five BCIT-Westampton students earned the right to attend DECA's International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL, where they attended seminars, talked with speakers and networked with like-minded students. To qualify, they wrote essays and/or successfully presented papers at state-level competition. BCIT Foundation provided financial assistance so that all students who qualified could attend the conference. (April 2015)