80 student scholars submitted applications from a number of schools, both public and private. This year’s applicants were of outstanding quality, and the Chester Lions Club felt it necessary to raise the number of scholarships this year to 6– giving out an unprecedented $30,000, for this year only. Scholarships are given out based on academic success, school and community activities and leadership skills, and the awards are available for use in pursuing further education in college or trade schools.
This year 2015, two students from West Morris Mendham High School and four students from West Morris Central High School received $5,000 each.
Julie Lee, of West Morris Mendham High School, who received the Ray Cosgrove Award, memorializing a former member of the Chester Lions Club.
Ryan Vinh, of West Morris Central High School, who received the Joe Youngman Award, memorializing a long time member of the Chester Lions Club.
Nicklaus M. Green of West Morris Mendham High School
Kailene Brobst of West Morris Central High School
Angelina Pagano of West Morris Central High School
Valerie Jaretsky of West Morris Central High School
It is with great pleasure that the Chester Lions Club provides scholarships to our brightest and most accomplished students. The Club has provided financial aid to worthy scholars for more than 40 years and with the support of the community will continue to follow our motto “WE SERVE”