Junior League of Greater Princeton Announces Grant & Scholarship Winners

Media Contact: The Junior League of Greater Princeton
Email: communications@jlgp.org

April 29, 2020

In April, the Junior League of Greater Princeton (JLGP) honored three local high school seniors who received Voluntarism Scholarships. Annually, the JLGP awards three $1000 scholarships to female high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and voluntarism.  This year’s recipients – Arshia Kumar of Robbinsville High School, Skyler Kolbe of Robbinsville High School, and Amanda Wendt of Hillsborough High School– were chosen from an applicant pool of very accomplished students. These young women experienced situations in their lives that inspired them to help others.  From organizing blood drives for the American Red Cross, to starting a charity basketball tournament to raise awareness of teen suicide, to promoting awareness of life-threatening allergies– 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 lived through challenging events, and used that experience to make a difference in their communities.  They are each outstanding student leaders.” says Debbie Brown, Community VP for the JLGP.

The League also congratulated recipients of the organization’s Community Grants program, including Every Child Valued, Arm in Arm, and Princeton-Blairstown Center.  These three organizations received grants ranging from $1,000 – $2,500. Grants must be used to help support nonprofit organizations located in the Junior League’s service area.

According to Nancy Mellos, Chair of the Grants and Scholarships Program, “It was inspiring to learn of the great work being accomplished in our community by such dedicated individuals and organizations.  We are extremely proud to support this year’s recipients of the JLGP Grants and Scholarships and we look forward to following their progress.”

Every Child Valued (ECV) supports after school and summer enrichment programs.  ECV originally launched its After School and Summer Enrichment Programs to provide academic assistance to children residing in Eggerts Crossing Village, taking proactive measures to build a foundation during student’s formative years by offering this programming to students in grades K-3.

Arm in Arm partners within the community to achieve stability for those in need.  Arm in Arm ensures the basic needs of food and housing, while cultivating long-term stability through workforce training, with employment search and driver’s license support.

Princeton – Blairstown Center provides an outdoor, adventure based, experiential education program to the fifth-grade students from Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Trenton.

The Junior League of Greater Princeton is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Greater Princeton focuses its efforts on the needs of women and children in Mercer and Bucks counties as well as the surrounding areas. Women over the age of 21, committed to voluntarism, regardless of race, religion or national origin are welcome as members. The Junior League of Greater Princeton is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which includes 293 Junior Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain. For more information please visit www.jlgp.org.