Junior League of Greater Princeton Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners


Junior League of Greater Princeton Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners

June 2, 2021, Princeton, NJ – In April, the Junior League of Greater Princeton (JLGP) honored three local high school seniors who received Voluntarism Scholarships. Annually, the JLGP awards three $1,000 scholarships to female high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and voluntarism. This year’s recipients – Ria Bajaj of West Windsor High School South, Julia Kline of Neshaminy High School, and Ishva Mehta of West Windsor Plainsboro High School North – were chosen from an applicant pool of very accomplished students. These young women exemplify the spirit of volunteerism. Each student, in her own way, saw a need in her community and used her talents and resources to improve the lives of others. From tutoring under-privileged children, to teaching children with special needs gymnastics, to helping kids with autism, these talented young women led the charge to help their communities.


“As a women’s volunteer organization, we are very proud to have the opportunity to recognize young women who demonstrate a commitment to serving their community.  It was so impressive to learn how these young women saw a need in their communities, and used their experiences to respond to that need and make a huge difference.  They are each outstanding student leaders.” says Debbie Brown, Community Manager for the JLGP.


According to Nancy Mellos, Chair of the Scholarships Program, “When we began this year’s process of choosing Scholarship winners, we thought COVID-19 would limit volunteerism activities for high school students. We were mistaken – the pandemic could not stop these young women! It was inspiring to learn of the impactful projects these young women undertook. We are extremely proud to support this year’s JLGP Volunteerism Scholarship recipients and we look forward to following their progress.”


About The Junior League of Greater Princeton: The JLGP is made up of more than 240 civic-minded women. Along with 292 other Leagues, JLGP members are part of a powerful network of over 150,000 women in 4 countries with a shared mission: to promote voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. To learn more, please visit https://www.jlgp.org