Applications are now available for the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) scholarships to be awarded in June by the Chamber’s Educational Foundation. Awards of $1,250 each will be made to nontraditional students in three categories: 1) students at least 25 years old and returning to school, 2) college students entering their junior or senior year and/or has completed 60 credits and 3) those pursuing post high school vocational or technical training.
To be eligible, applicants must live or work within the service area of the chamber – Eatontown, Fair Haven, Fort Monmouth, Little Silver, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury and Tinton Falls – or be employed by a chamber member regardless of location. The applicant does not have to be a member of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber but must provide a recommendation by an EMACC member in good standing who is not a family member. Since its inception in 1998, the EMACC Educational Foundation has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships.
Applications may be downloaded from the chamber’s website, www.emacc.org. Completed applications must be returned to the chamber office no later than 5 p.m. May 5. Awards will be announced in June. Donations to support these unique awards are always welcome and may be sent to the EMACC Educational Foundation C/O EMACC, 8 Reckless Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701.