The Robert M. Oberholser Scholarship is awarded annually to a senior graduating from a public high school in Burlington County who is planning to pursue a college degree in the field of education.
The scholarship was established in 1959 to honor the memory of the first president of the BCREA, Robert M. Oberholser. Thus far, there have been 25 awards presented, and 14 county schools are represented.
The Harriet DiLeonardo Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who intends to pursue a college degree on the field of education. This scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2017. It was named after Harriet DiLeonardo who has served the BCREA in many capacities and was a past recipient of the BCREA Service Award. The scholarship was established to aide students attending two year institutions of higher learning or careers.
2018 Scholarship Information
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2018
This year the Burlington County Retirees' Education Association will be awarding a $3000.00 scholarship to a student entering the field of education in a four year college or university in New Jersey. This is the Robert M. Oberholser Scholarship.
A second scholarship is offered to aide students attending a two years institution of higher learning or careers. The value of the Harriet DiLeonardo Scholarship is $2000.00.
Completed applications and requirements for these scholarships must be sent to:
East Ridge Plaza, Suite 3A & B
621 Beverly Rancocas Road
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Any application postmarked after the due date will be disqualified.
For additional information contact the Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs:
Brenda Collier: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roseanne Dent: email@example.com
1996Carla Schneck Lenape
1997Kelli Schuyler Rancocas Valley
Laurie Weitzner Cinnaminson
1998Christopher Melograma Cherokee
Kyle Williams Shawnee
1999Jamie Holins Florence
2000Raymond Okuda Pemberton Township
Regina Shinn Pemberton Township
2001Julie Jeral Cherokee
Jennifer Paetzold Pemberton Township
2002Jennifer Disler Lenape
Rachel Tatcher Burlington City
2003Jamie Castellanos Cherokee
Lauren Windle Burlington Township
2004Jamie Eichelberger Maple Shade
Laura Eveland Lenape
Katelyn LaMachiaBordentown Regional
2005Ryan Barton Shawnee
2007Lauren Zerillo Shawnee
2008Jessica Mullen Palmyra
2009Eric Guth Shawnee
2010Megan Doherty Delran
2011Alexandra Mazyck Burlington City
2012Meghan Echmann Burlington City
2013Kerry Farnum Shawnee
2014Noelle Tripodi Northern Burlington County
2015Stephanie Thomas Burlington Township
2016 Cielo Nuestro Palmyra
2017Mariah Conard Pemberton Township
Deadline for the BCREA Scholarships is Aprl 1, 2018
ROBERT M. OBERHOLSER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
2017 BCREA ROBERT M. OBERHOLSER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Harriet DeLonardo Scholarship Recipients
Mariah Laster is a senior enrolled at Pemberton Township HIgh School. She is well-rounded and actively involved in numerous clubs and activities within and outside of school. In addition to graduating Top Ten in her class, Mariah is the Interact Club president, the National Honor Society treasurer, Student Council Vice-president, captain of the Varsity tennis club, and Student of the Month.
Mariah excels in community service and is currently running a jean drive as a service project for the National Honor Society. She has participated in Habitat for Humanity community cleanup projects and served as as Autism Awareness volunteer. Mariah was also awarded the C0-op Achievement award and the Employee of the Year at Six Flags Great Adventure.
Mariah plans to attend Monmouth University in the Fall.
Congratulations to Mariah for being selected as the 2017 BCREA Robert M. Oberholser Scholarship Recipient
Our first recipient of the Harriet DeLeonardo Scholarship is Lexie Conard from Riverside High School.
The BCREA Scholarship Committee is selling BCREA lapel pins to raise money
for the Robert M. Oberholser Scholarship Fund.
Pins sell for $5.00 and will available at the Spring and Fall Luncheons.
HELP SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS
In order to support our scholarships, BCREA has become a member of the Affinity Program at TD Bank. This program will enable TD Bank to make annual contributions to the BCREA Affinity account based on the average balance of our members' accounts.
Accounts eligible for the Affinity Program are checking, savings, money markets, certificates of deposit and IRA's. This is an easy way for you to contribute to the scholarship fund without doing anything except enrolling in the program. You may contribute to only one Affinity account and you can become a contributor by stopping at any branch of TD Bank and talk to a Customer Service Representative at any Branch of TD Bank.
Thank you in advance for your help to this worthwhile cause.
You can make personal donations to the BCREA Scholarship Fund. Make your payable to BCREA-PF and send your donation to BCREA treasurer:
20 Lavender Court
Marlton, NJ 08053
April 30, 2018 ~ BCREA Scholarship Fundraiser
Bus trip to Atlantic City and see the show, " Who Loves You: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons" at the Tropocana Casino was a success!
The Scholarship Committee would like to thank you very much for your support of our scholarship program.
The net proceeds from this bus trip was $975.00 which have been deposited in our scholarship fund.
NJREA offers two scholarships to students, a four year and a two year scholarship which are renewable. Information about eligibility, procedures and an applications can be found at this site. Application deadline is April 1, 2018