The Junior League of Summit is pleased to continue its scholarship program in 2017. We will be awarding two (2) $2,000 Shirley Wight Keeney Voluntarism Scholarships to graduating seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to voluntarism in their community.
All seniors who live or attend school in Berkeley Heights, Chatham, New Providence, and Summit, have demonstrated academic excellence within their academic class, and are continuing their education at an accredited four year or two year college or business/vocational school, are invited to apply. Relatives of members of the Junior League of Summit are not eligible.
Applications must be received or postmarked by Sunday, March 1, 2017. An applicant’s submission must include:
● The Application form. Click here for application form (you can type right into the form).
● A letter of recommendation from his/her high school guidance counselor affirming the class standing
● Two (2) letters of recommendation from members of the community with whom the applicant has worked in a volunteer activity
Applicants considered as finalists by the Scholarship Committee will be invited to an interview by the Committee to discuss their application. Recipients will be awarded Scholarships in March, 2017. Please send all completed applications to:
Attn: Shannon Dalpe, Chair
37 Deforest Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Community Assistance Chairwoman
Congratulations to the Last Year's JLS Scholarship Winners!
Pictured above from L to R: Ameesha Hosmane, Community Assistance Chair; Scholarship Winners Phoebe Li, Griffin Spielman and Andrew Gallitelli; Michelle DeMuth, President Elect; and Christine Yearing, President.
Andrew Gallitelli (Governor Livingston HS)
Andrew began volunteering with the Berkeley Heights Fire Department right after his sixteenth birthday. He participated in the rigorous training regimen at the Morris County Fire Academy and passed the State of New Jersey Fire 1 exam during the summer of his sophomore year. Since then Andrew has answered many fire calls within Berkeley Heights whether they are late night, early morning or even multiple calls in one day. Andrew also volunteers as part of the Berkeley Heights Veteran’s Memorial Renewal Committee and has mobilized students to get involved in the renovation of the Veteran’s Memorial Park. He has been involved in developing an educational awareness program regarding the importance of honoring veterans and those currently serving in the military and started a new club in his high school whose goal is to raise awareness about and volunteer for veterans causes.
Phoebe Li (Summit HS)
Phoebe has been volunteering with the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad since her sophomore year and also completed the EMT course of well over 200 hours of training last summer. During her shift, she may go from answering calls for standard stomach aches to calls for multiple car rollovers on Route 78. Her Crew Chief describes her as one of the most outstanding high school students to join the squad in his fourteen years as a member. In addition, Phoebe finds time to volunteer as a tutor with the Achieve Tutoring Program, working with students who are struggling with math, history and science. She also gives free music lessons to beginners and volunteers in the Messenger Room at Overlook.
Griffin Spielman (Governor Livingston HS)
Griffin is the founder and leader of SCORE, an organization that collects, refurbishes and donates sports equipment to communities and organizations for distribution to children that need equipment to participate in sports. Through SCORE, Griffin delivers sports equipment to six different New Jersey towns regularly, and has distributed over 2,500 items so far. He is currently working on expanding SCORE across the country. Griffin is also the project leader for the books for the holidays program at the Santa Claus Shop sponsored by SHIP. He raises funds to purchase books for Union County children in need, selects the books and then helps distribute them. Griffin has also served as the Team Captain for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, volunteers as a weekly reading tutor for a learning disabled child, is a team member of Habitat for Humanity and participates in Operation Shoebox.