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BCREA  Robert M. Oberholser Scholarship
Scholarship Background
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. 

2018 Scholarship Information
This year the Burlington County Retirees' Education Association will be awarding a $2000.00  scholarship to a student entering the field of education in a college or university in New Jersey.  This is the Robert M. Oberholser Scholarship.
A second scholarship is offered to aide students attendding a two years institution of higher learning or careers.  This iis the Harriet DiLeonardo Scholarship.
Completed applications and requirements for these scholarships must be sent to:
BCREA Scholarships
East Ridge Plaza, Suite 3A & B
621 Beverly Rancocas Road
Willingboro, NJ 08046

Any application postmarked after the due date will be disqualified.

Information about eligibility, procedure and an application can be found at this site.

For additional information contact the Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs: 
Brenda Collier or Roseanne Dent


In order to support the Robert M. Oberholser Scholarship, 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 or calling  the Rancocas Branch of TD Bank at 609-518-0126. 

Be sure to use the following account code to get faster service. 

The BCREA Affinity account code is A3159. 

Thank you in advance for your help to this worthwhile cause. 

You can also make personal donations to our scholarship fund by sending your donation to BCREA treasurer:   Judith Gaber
    20 Lavender Court
    Marlton, NJ 08053
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

2006Katherine KohlerRiverside

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

The BCREA Scholarship Committee
are 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 Luncheon.
2017 BCREA Scholarship are available HERE.

Mariah Laster
Harriet DeLonardo Scholarship Recipients
2017Lexi ConardRiverside
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

The BCREA Harriet DiLeonardo Scholarship, which was awarded for the first time at the Spring Luncheon, was established to aide students attending two year institutions of higher learning or careers. 
This scholarship was named after Harriet DiLeonardo who has served the BCREA in many capacities and was a past recipient of the BCREA Service Award.
Our first recipient of the Harriet DeLeonardo Scholarship is Lexie Conard from Riverside High School.
Read more abourt our scholarship winners HERE.
Harriet DiLeonardo