JON SLUSHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP INFO
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.
Each scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.00 for one year
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.
- 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.
Grace Medea, Voorhees HS
Fabiana Rinion, Hunterdon Central HS
Nicholas Laudano, West Morris Mendam HS
Gabriella Nowak, West Morris Central HS
Samantha Popo, Mount Olive HS
Logan Van Dine, Hunterdon Central HS
Annalise Kelly, North Hunterdon HS
Julianna Morgan, Mendam HS
Meghan Kowaluski, West Morris HS
Casey Stutz, Mt Olive HS
Dan Mallea of Hunterdon Central High School
Rebekah Lazarek of North Hunterdon High School
Olivia De Blassee from Voorhees High School
Catherine Mary Callahan from Mendham High School
Sarah Daly from West Morris Central High School
Gianna Ruocca from Mt. Olive High School
Lauren Blaser from Hunterdon Central High School
David Lazar from North Hunterdon High School
Brielle Barozzini from Voorhees High School
Daphne Nydam from Mendham High School
Augusta Modla from West Morris Central High School
Robert Dziejma from Mt. Olive High School
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
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