I am sure that you have heard that our Nine + Dine/Scholarship Dinner is fast-approaching!  June 13th is just around the corner (believe it or not)!

After we spend a couple of hours enjoying the splendor of the Toms River Country Club that afternoon, we will be honoring two very deserving students from our Chamber family with scholarships to aid in the continuation of their educations.

These two young women stood-out among nearly two dozen applicants for this year’s Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce Scholarships.

Sarah comes to us via her father’s company, the Ocean County Vocational Technical School and is a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire where she is studying Environmental Engineering.  She is an athlete, volunteer, and mentor.  She has been named to the Dean’s List every semester since starting at UNH.  

Margit, who comes to us via her mother’s company, the Toms River Regional School System, earned her way into the high honor roll every marking period of her high school career.  She is an athlete, a musician, a volunteer, and an employee.  

{I have so much to share about these two students, but you’ll have to join us on June 13th to hear all about them!}

Suffice it to say that their resumes would put some of ours to shame.  Their passions far-exceed expectations for their young ages.  Their goals are real – and they are awesome.

Being able to give back to students who are related to our Chamber members is one of the highlights of our year.

And we have you to thank.

Because without your contributions to our event this June, our scholarship fund would not continue on into the future as we would like to see it.

And amazing students like Sarah and Margit would need to find other ways to pay for the education that they each need to become leaders in their chosen fields.

I want to give a special thanks to our Event Sponsor, Morgan Stanley, the Toms River Branch for sharing our vision to enrich the lives of our young people.

Congratulations Sarah, Margit, and all of our 2015-16 applicants.  We wish you the very best of luck in all of your endeavors.


Noelle W. Lotano


PS  Didn’t know about our scholarship fund?  Want to learn more?  Please click here to get the details!