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May 20, 2019

2019 Scholaship Winners Announced!

The Herb Stern Longport Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that this year's scholarship winners have been selected!  Thanks to many generous donations in memory of Board President Herb Stern's late wife, Faith, the Board was able to award the most number of winners (13!) for the largest total amount in scholarships ($15,000) ever.  A sincere thank you to all of our donors this year.

 

We invite you to join in recognizing these students and their families at the June 5th Commissioner's Meeting, Borough Hall, at 4:30 PM:

Raquel Grisham

Sophia Grisham

Ethan Kramer

Owen Kramer

Wyatt Kramer

Christian Kuhn

Kallista Kuhn

Georgina McGuckin

Michael O'Leary

Thomas Rafter

Tanner Tomassi

Nalu Tripician

Natalie Viso

Want to know more about these prestigious winners and the Fund?  Check out the 2019 Award-Winner Press Release with details about all thirteen students by clicking the button below!

May 17, 2019

SAVE THE DATE! Awards Recognition Ceremony

PLEASE JOIN US!

The Board of the Longport Scholarship Fund cordially the Longport community to join us in celebrating and recognizing this year's scholarship recipients.  A brief recognition ceremony will take place at 4:30 PM, just prior to the June 5th Longport Commissioner’s Meeting at Longport Borough Hall.  We hope you can join us!

Oct 18, 2018

Scholarship Spotlight

Aspen Lawler is one of the 2018 Longport Scholarship Gold Level Award Winners.  Aspen is known by teachers, family, and friends as a driven academic.  She was recognized as the top female student at OCHS two years running, National Honor Society Treasurer, and was listed on the Academic Distinguished Honor Roll for all 4 years of her high school career.  She’s equally driven in athletics - a surfing fanatic, Aspen was Captain of the OCHS Surf Team and competed in two Nationals surf competitions.  She was also a member of both the Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. 

 

Currently, Aspen is attending University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.  She intends to pursue a degree in Biostatistics – a major that fuses biological medical research with analytics, in order to ensure accuracy in reporting experimental research data. 

Pictured: Suzy, Tyler, Aspen, & Dan Lawler (plus pup Oakley) at Aspen's Graduation.

Jan 01, 2019

Scholarship Fund Accepting 2019 Applications

The Herb Stern Longport Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for 2019 scholarships!  

 

Applicants can download and complete an electronic version of the application OR they can pick up a hard copy in the Clerk's Office at Borough Hall.  Applicants must be residents of Longport who are either headed to college or currently enrolled, and who demonstrate scholastic achievement, civic leadership, and a strong work ethic.


In 2018, seven recipients received a total of $12,500 in scholarships this year – the largest amount given in the 12 years the fund has been operating – bringing the grand total of awards to $64,000.  Will YOU be one in 2019?

May 16, 2019

2018 Scholarship Presentation Ceremony

The officers and directors of TheHerb Stern Longport Scholarship Fund proudly introduced 2018’s scholarship recipients to the public at the May 16, 2018 Commissioner’s Meeting at Longport Borough Hall.  Seven recipients received a total of $12,500 in scholarships this year – the largest amount given in the 12 years the fund has been operating – bringing the grand total of awards to $64,000.  These awards are given to Longport student residents graduating high school or currently attending a form of higher education, who demonstrate scholastic achievement, civic leadership, and strong work ethic.

 

Funding for the scholarships comes from donations from year-round and seasonal residents.  Contributions may be made at any time in honor or in memory of a relative or friend.  Donation checks may be mailed to Longport Scholarship Fund, c/o Treasurer Michael Garvin, 32 S 32nd Avenue, Longport, NJ 08403.  Contributions can also be made on the 

Website:  www.longportscholarshipfund.com.

PICTURED

Seated: Board Member Dorothy McGee.

First row, left to right: Parent Karen Tripician, Parent Suzy Lawler, Aspen Lawler, Nalu Tripician, Parent Maria Viso, Parent Donna Ulmer, Tanner Tomassi, Thomas M. Rafter, Jr., Parent Tricia Rafter.

Second row, left to right:  Commissioner & Parent Dan Lawler, Board Member Kristen Towbin, Board President Herb Stern, Board Member Patrick Armstrong, Board Secretary Lynn Baumgardner, Board Vice-President Carl Tripician, Board Treasurer Michael Garvin, Parent Pam Tomassi.

May 16, 2019

Read All About It! Winners Announced!

The officers and directors of TheHerb Stern Longport Scholarship Fund proudly introduced 2018’s scholarship recipients to the public at the May 16, 2018 Commissioner’s Meeting at Longport Borough Hall.  

 

Seven recipients received a total of $12,500 in scholarships this year – the largest amount given in the 12 years the fund has been operating – bringing the grand total of awards to $64,000.  

 

Gold Award Winners

Aspen Lawler, Nalu Tripician, & Thomas M. Rafter, Jr.

 

Silver Award Winners

Erin Rafter & Natalie Viso

 

Bronze Award Winners

Tanner Tomassi & Seamus Ulmer

 

Want to know more about these prestigious winners?  Check out the Press Release with details about all seven students by clicking the button below!

Apr 06, 2018

Fund Featured in Longport Newsletter

As Featured in the Spring 2018 Longport Newsletter:

 

The Longport Education Foundation, Inc. has announced that scholarships will be awarded this spring.

The applications for the scholarships are available at the Clerk's Office in Borough Hall or from Board Vice-Chair Michael Garvin at 32 S 32nd Avenue.  Awards are given to Longport graduating seniors from area high schools or Longport resident students attending college.

The foundation typically mails its annual letter soliciting contributions in spring or early summer.  BUT, contributions can be made at any time of the year to Herb Stern, at 16 S 33rd Avenue.

Your contributions - in any amount! - from Longport stay in Longport, to help qualified and deserving students and their families.  For additional information, please contact Herb Stern at (609) 822-1269 or email him at sternherb@gmail.com.

Thank You, Wells Fargo!

The Longport Scholarship Fund is a recipient of the 2017 Community Connection Program!

The Margate, NJ branch of Wells Fargo made a presentation and cash award to the Herb Stern Longport Scholarship Fund "for promoting the long-term economic prosperity and quality of life in our communities and for making our communities a better place to live and work."  Thank you, Wells Fargo, for the recognition.  We appreciate your support!

Pictured from Left to Right: Bank Manager Sean Igoe, Fund Treasurer Michael Garvin, Board President Herb Stern, and Premier Banker & Vice President Patricia Tranchitella.

2017 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Seven Longport students were recognized as scholarship recipients at the Longport Commissioner's Meeting.  Awards are made to Longport student residents graduating high school who will attend college or who are now in college.  Award criteria includes school grades, sports and extracurricular activity, community service, work history, and need.

 

The Longport Scholarship Fund awarded $10,500 in 2017 - all with funds that are contributions from year-round and seasonal Longport residents.  We again thank all of our contributors - new and ongoing - who have helped make the fundraising campaign a success!

Pictured from Left to Right: Board Member Kristen Towbin, Board President Herb Stern, Board Member Dorothy McGee, Mark Hyman for Alexandra Gulko-Hyman, Maria Viso for Natalie Viso, Board Vice-President Carl Tripician, Tricia Rafter for Erin Rafter, Stephanie Kramer for Wyatt Kramer, Ethan Kramer, Donna Ulmer for Seamus Ulmer, Colton Ulmer. 

Scholarship Fund Donates Artwork

The Herb Stern Longport Scholarship Fund donated an original canvas of "Longportopoly," created by local artist Virgi Mottola, at a Longport Commissioners Meeting.  

Pictured left to right:  Commissioner Dan Lawler, Mayor Nicholas Russo, Board Secretary Lynn Baumgardner, Commissioner Jim Leeds, Board President Herb Stern, Board Treasurer Michael Garvin, & Board Vice-President Carl Tripician.

In Memory of Linda Cunningham Bakaj

Linda Cunningham Bakaj passed peacefully at her home on June 1, 2016 in Largo , Florida.  She had moved to Florida from Longport last year.

 

Linda was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Herb Stern Longport Scholarship Fund; she had been a member of the Longport Board of Education, where the idea for the scholarship fund originated.  She worked diligently to raise money for the Scholarship Fund and was always involved with the activities of the Fund as a worker and as a contributor.  

 

Even after moving to Florida, Linda remained active on the Board and was in touch by email and telephone.  She traveled to Longport especially for this April’s meeting, to participate in the selection of awards.  At that meeting, she donated funds to purchase the original canvas of “Longportopoly,” by local artist Virgi Mottola, which she presented to the Borough of Longport as a gift on behalf of the Scholarship Fund.

 

Linda was dedicated to providing scholarship money for Longport students and their families.  She is missed by the Longport community and by her friends on the Board of the Fund.  Linda's family has designated the Longport Scholarship Fund for memorial contributions in her memory.  Donations may be made here by clicking the button below, or sent to The Longport Scholarship Fund, Michael Garvin, Treasurer, 32 South 32nd Avenue, Longport, NJ 08403.

2016 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Six Longport students were recognized as scholarship recipients this spring at the Longport Commissioner's Meeting.

 

Because of the amazing generosity of our donors, The Herb Stern Longport Scholarship Fund awarded $10,00in 2016.​   Thank you for your continued support of civil and academic excellence by Longport students! 

Pictured from Left to Right: Pam Tomassi for Damon Tomassi, Alexandra Gulko-Hyman, Board Member Patrick Armstrong, Robert Newton Jr., Board Secretary Lynn Baumgardener, Seamus Ulmer, Board President Herb Stern, Board Treasurer Michael Garvin, Megan Rafter, Board Vice-President Carl Tripician. 

2015 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Longport students were recognized as scholarship recipients at the spring Longport Commissioner's Meeting.  The Longport Scholarship Fund awarded $10,000 in 2015.​  

 

We again thank all of our contributors who have helped make the fund raising campaign a success!

Pictured from Left to Right: Colton Ulmer, X, Alexandra Gulko-Hyman, Megan Rafter, Board President Herb Stern, X, Board Vice-President Carl Tripician, Board Treasurer Michael Garvin. 

May 11, 2011

2011 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Here's a news article from 2011, detailing the $4,000 in scholarships that were awarded.

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