PERTH AMBOY–Xerox Corporation announced it will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has not only demonstrated high academic standards but who has embodied the core principals of the Boys and Girls Clubs-good character, compassion and a commitment to service.
The competition invites seniors who are involved in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Perth Amboy movement who will be attending an institution of higher learning (2 or 4-year college, community college, trade school, business school or equivalent higher education institution) and who show a commitment to education, citizenship and/or community.
“The Xerox Corporation is committed to investing in higher education and this scholarship program is another step to help students achieve their academic and professional goals,” said Paul Malatesta, vice president and general manager, Xerox New Jersey.
The scholarship selection process will be based upon written essay, school record including activities, and recommendations. Members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Perth Amboy Board of Trustees and representatives from Xerox will be a part of the selection committee. The $1,000 scholarship can be applied to tuition, fees, books and room & board. Applications will be available in January and a finalist will be announced in May.
“Our young people are experiencing some trying times, and opportunities like the one presented by Xerox Corporate Scholarship enables them to look forward to a world of new possibilities,” said Tonya S. Hall, chief professional officer for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Perth Amboy. “I am grateful to the Xerox Corporation for its compassion and generosity to our youth.”
The Xerox Corporate Scholarship is first in a line of partnerships between the Xerox and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Perth Amboy. Plans are underway to launch a Junior Xerox Institute in the spring of 2011. The Institute would work in collaboration with Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s Career Launch. Both the Institute and Career Launch would provide teens with a range of services to help develop the skills essential for work force success. This includes not only getting and keeping a job, but also finding a career that fits each member’s interests and talents.
For more information about the programs offered by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Perth Amboy, contact Nicole Lastra, area manager at 1-732-324-2114.
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