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Deadline April 15 for Cape May County Residents to Apply for Full Scholarships

March 15, 2007

Cape May County residents have until April 15 to apply for a full-tuition, two-year Marjorie Ward Leaders Scholarship at Atlantic Cape Community College.

The ACCC Foundation established the Ward scholarships in honor of the late Cape May County resident, Marjorie Ward, who bequeathed $500,000 to ACCC. Under terms of her will, ACCC created an endowment to fund scholarships for Cape May County students.

ACCC selects up to six Cape May County residents annually as "Marjorie Ward Scholars." These students receive full tuition to the college for two years, leadership skills training and support from the college's Office of Student Services.

Scholarship criteria include demonstration of leadership potential through school, community, civic or sports activities; a grade point average of 2.5 or above; and financial need. Applicants must graduate from high school within the year in which they apply for the scholarship. Recipients will be selected in mid-May.

Ward was a retired educator who passed away in 2005 at the age of 105. She taught for many years in the Montclair school system and retired in 1958 to Cape May.

For more information and a copy of the scholarship application, contact ACCC's Financial Aid Office at (609) 343-4935, or visit http://www.atlantic.edu/finaid/marjorieWard/index.htm.