NEWARK– The North Jersey Alumnae Chapter (NJAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held its 50th Annual Scholarship Benefit Luncheon on Saturday April 21, awarding more than $50,000 in scholarship awards.
Sixteen New Jersey high school students received scholarship awards ranging from $1,000- $4,500. Renewal awards were given to 6 students currently enrolled in college in amounts ranging from $500-$1,000. The awards are based on the student’s GPA and financial need. Jessica Brown from Plainfield High School received the Highest GPA Recognition Award with a 4.24 GPA and will attend Rowan University this fall.
Pictured Left to Right: Row 1: Mario Erisnord, Essex County Vocational High School (The College of New Jersey); Yasmine Veale, North Star Academy High School (West Virginia Wesleyan); Michael Jones, St. Patrick High School (Howard University) Row 2: Russell Archer,East Orange High School (Princeton University); Jessica Brown, Plainfield High School (Rowan University); Sorraya Brasher-Evans, East Orange High School (The College of New Jersey); Nigel Thompson, Immaculate Conception High School (Morgan State) Row 3: Clifton Alexander Jr., Union High School (Rutgers University); Robert Clark, East Side High School, (Rochester Institute of Technology), A’Dorian Murray-Thomas, Northfield Mount Herman (Swarthmore College); DeAzah Davis, Benedictine Academy (Howard University); Shalyn Brangman, Union County Academy for Information Technology (Rowan University) Row 4: Sharon Foushee, NJAC Scholarship Awards Chairperson; Sienna Bates, McNair Academic High School (Brown University); Chizoba Ogoke, West Orange HighSchool (SUNY Albany); Olivia Strothers, Scotch Plains High School (Lincoln University);Alexus Perry (The College of New Jersey); Lisa E. Harris, President, North Jersey Alumnae Chapter (PHOTO CREDIT: Nicole Melton Media)