Building on its long-standing tradition of supporting higher education, OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River has awarded $400,000 in grants to New Jersey colleges.
Atlantic Cape Community College, Brookdale Community College, Cumberland County College, Georgian Court University, Monmouth University, Ocean County College, Rowan University and Stockton University for scholarships will receive funds to help students from central and southern New Jersey pursue undergraduate education.
In the past eight years, 1,260 students have received $1.8 million in scholarship assistance and, this year, 280 students were awarded scholarships at OceanFirst Foundation’s annual scholarship recognition events held at both the Carriage House in Galloway Township on June 25 and Eagle Oaks Golf Club in Farmingdale on June 26.
Students may use their scholarships for direct educational expenses for the 2018-2019 school year.
OceanFirst Foundation Scholarship recipients at community colleges received $1,000 awards and recipients at universities each received $2,500 awards. Each school selected recipients based on the school’s existing policies and procedures for awarding scholarships.