For the amazing students of New Jersey, we again offered a $500 scholarship for post-secondary educational expenses, like tuition and books and housing. And we were, once again, overwhelmed with the response! After reading the applications, Gabriel Lependorf and David Silverstein of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., are eager to help another deserving young person (or two) reach for higher education.
Now, it’s time to announce the four students who are “moving on to the next round” for consideration—our finalists!
We asked every applicant to tell us about some obstacle he or she overcame. Our finalists are the ones who we felt had really wonderful essays – a story to tell, which we think could inspire other people. They are:
- Dinae D. – New Brunswick, NJ
- Melisa F. – Juliustown, NJ
- Danielle D. – Toms River, NJ
- Zoe L. – Union, NJ
Congratulations, finalists! Thank you so much for sharing your challenges with us. We were impressed by so many applicants, it was very hard to pick just four! It will be even harder to decide who takes the prize!
We will be announcing our winner on May 30, 2019, here on our blog and over on our Facebook page. Be sure to check back to see who wins it! We’d love to award a check to the winner in person at our office in Princeton. Last year, we couldn’t pick just one winner… so we chose two!
We’ll see what the future holds for our finalists! Let the great debate begin.
Before we close, Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., would like to wish a huge “thank you” to the New Jersey students who took the time to apply to our 2019 scholarship. We also wish you the best, and encourage you to keep “riding into the future” with all the energy you’ve got.