Ocean County Retired Educators Association
Philanthropic Fund College Scholarship

By Edith Fulton

This award of $1,000 is for one year (non-renewable) to a student who:
- will graduate from an Ocean County public high school this year.
- has been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college and is pursuing a degree in education.
- is a U. S. citizen or permanent resident.

The applicant must submit the following:

  • the completed 2021scholarship application form.
  • a high school transcript, including SAT and ACT scores, GPA, and class rank.
  • two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a teacher at the high school. Letters must include contact information.  An applicant’s relative may not provide a letter of recommendation.
  • a brief but revealing statement as to why you are pursuing a career in education, typed, double-spaced in 14 pt. font, not to exceed 2 pages or 500 words. This statement is very important as a number of applicants are often equal academically.
  • a list of extracurricular activities, athletics, community services, honors, and employment, using the form provided (click here to download form).

All information must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2021 to:

OCREAPF
Attn.: Edithe Fulton
537 River Terrace
Toms River, New Jersey 08755

Philanthropic Fund Trade/Technical School Scholarship

This award of $1,000 is for one year (non-renewable) to a student who:
- will graduate from an Ocean County public high school or vocational school this year.
- has been accepted to an accredited trade/technical school program to earn certification in a vocational field of work.
- is a U. S. citizen or permanent resident.

The applicant must submit the followint:

  • the completed 2021 scholarship application form.
  • a high school transcript.
  • two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a teacher at the high school. Letters must include contact information. An applicant's relative may not provide a letter of recommendation.
  • a brief but revealing a statement of goals beyond completion of trade/technical school program, typed, double-spaced in 14 pt. font, not to exceed 2 pages or 500 words. This statement is very important as it weighs heavily in the committee's scoring of applicants.
  • a list of extracurricular activities, athletics, community services, honors, and employment, using the form provided (click here to download form).

All information must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2021 to:

OCREAPF
Attn.: Edithe Fulton
537 River Terrace
Toms River, New Jersey 08755

Support the OCREA PHILANTHROPIC FUND

Applications for OCREA's scholarships have been sent to all the public high schools in Ocean County, including the OCTVS sites. The due date is April 1, 2021. Students may apply if they have been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college and are pursuing a degree in education of have been accepted to an accredited trade/technical school to earn certification in a vocational field of work. Applications can also be downloaded from our website, www.ocrea.org

The number of scholarships we award this year will depend on the generosity of our members. In the past, donations at General Membership meetings, including our 50-50 raffle, were our primary sources of revenue. Now we must count on members to send donations, which can be made in remembrance of a loved one or to celebrate a milestone or special occasion. Since September 1, 2020 we have received $1,495. To those of you who have already made donations, we send our heartfelt thanks for your generosity.

To support Ocean County’s Philanthropic Fund by donating to the OCREA Philanthropic Fund.  Send checks, payable to OCREAPF to:

Barbara Miller
2017 Baltimore Ave.
Ortley Beach, NJ 08751.

For memorial donations, please include the name and address of the person to receive the acknowledgement of your generosity.

Thank you for your support.