Students aspiring to work in business can earn help from the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce through its annual scholarship program.
Unlike most scholarship opportunities, not only are high school students eligible for a scholarship but so are students at two area community colleges. The Mount Olive chamber has members predominately in Morris and Warren counties.
In all, four area students, one each from Mount Olive High School, Hackettstown High School, County College of Morris, and Warren County Community College, will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Over the years the Chamber has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship money to dozens of students.
Applicants in high school should be seniors seeking to pursue a degree in a business field. College students should already be enrolled in a business-related program and are continuing their education at the community college level this coming fall.
The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee will be judging high school applicants in several areas. The high school students must also complete an essay along with an application form available at their respective guidance counselor’s offices. The application offers a choice from three essay topics, which explore future goals and how current activities and studies relate to them.
College students are not required to do an essay, but must fill out an application. All students will be judged on their coursework, extracurricular activities, volunteer efforts, leadership, and honors and awards. College recipients should be from the Greater Hackettstown and Mount Olive areas.
The application deadline is April 15. Recipients will be notified in May. High school students can get an application and more information from their respective guidance counselors. College students from WCCC can contact Samir Elbassiouny, WCCC Foundation Executive Director, at Samir@warren.edu or by phone, 908- 835-2334, and those from CCM can contact Katie Olsen, Director of Development, Foundation, by phone, 973-328-5058, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org Additionally, the application forms are available on the chamber website, www.mountolivechambernj.com.