JON SLUSHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP INFO

History

Following the death of their son and brother from brain cancer, the Slusher Family wanted to establish a non-profit foundation as Jonathan’s legacy. The non-profit (501-c-3) entity supports education in the form of scholarships focused on Journalism/Communications.

AWARD

Each scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.00 for one year


Locations

Six designated area high schools, three in Hunterdon County and three in Morris County. The schools are: Voorhees High School, North Hunterdon Regional High School and Hunterdon Central in Hunterdon County. In Morris County, Mt. Olive High School, Mendham High School and Morris Central High School.


Qualifications

  • Student must submit an essay detailing his/her view of the importance of Journalism/Communications. Essay must be free of spelling errors and must express the writer’s thoughts in an intelligent and cohesive manner
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Scholarships are given only for Journalism/Communications. Other majors will not be considered. 
  • High school seniors can apply at their school resource councilors office.
  • Because Jon was a newspaper editor and an avid runner, the Slusher Family decided to combine the two loves of Jon’s life for his legacy, so the Jon Slusher 5K Race was initiated as a yearly fund raiser for the Foundation. 

2017 Winners

Patrick Mulligan of Hunterdon Central

Elizabeth Tarallo of Mount Olive High

Alison Bridge of West Morris Central High

Dana Seavey of Mendham High

Scholarships ( no applicants this year from Voorhees and North Hunterdon):

C. B. Garrett IV

Luke Ervin


2016 Winners

Kelly Monahan from Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Raritan Township

Taylor Brinker from North Hunterdon Regional High School in Clinton Township

Kevin Chmiel from Mount Olive High School in Mount Olive

Christina Rentschler from West Morris Mendham High School in Mendham.

No students from either Voorhees Regional High School in Lebanon Township or West Morris Central High School in Washington Township applied for the 2016 scholarships so the foundation elected to give those 2016 scholarships to:

Charles Garrett IV, the 2015 winner from Voorhees High School

Kelsey Cronin, 2014 graduate of West Morris Central


2015 Winners
Charles Garrett IV of Voorhees High School in Lebanon Township
Jonathan Spilletti of Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Raritan Township
Nichlaus Green of West Morris Mendham High School in Mendham
Jacqueline Petrulla of West Morris Central
Sabrina Negron from Mount Olive High School in Mount Olive
Samantha Grillfrom Mount Olive High School in Mount Olive

2013 Winners
Amanda Stelma of Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Raritan Township
Gabrielle Jasper of West Morris Mendham High School in Mendham
Tiffany Griff of Mount Olive High School in Mount Olive
Meghan Carbone (North Hunterdon)
Alexander Orbin (West Morris Central)
Veronica Zutic of Voorhees Regional High School in Lebanon Township