Scholarship Program

The New Jersey Amusement Association's Scholarship Fund was started by a committee chaired by Ken Wynne as a separate non-profit corporation to give something back to those who work so hard giving life to our industry. The fund will make three annual awards to qualified applicants who are matriculated at or will be matriculated at an accredited college or university.

 

Employee Scholarship


Submissions are now closed for the
2015 NJAA Employee Scholarship Program

Applications for 2016 will be available on February 17, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE
The application process has changed.  Instead of one application, we’ve created two – one for the Applicant and one for the Supervisor. To access your respective application, click on one of the links below.

 

Applicant:
Click on the link below to access an application. Please be sure to read the instructions carefully to avoid being disqualified.
NJAA Employee Scholarship Program for Applicants

 

 

Supervisor: Click on the link below to access an application. Please be sure to read the instructions carefully.
NJAA Employee Scholarship Program for Supervisors


If you have any questions about the scholarship program and/or the application process, please send an email to: NJAA Main Office


NJAA EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
ELIGIBILITY + REQUIREMENTS


A. The applicant must be currently employed by a member in good standing of the New Jersey Amusement Association during the current season.
B. The applicant must present proof that he or she is attending or has been admitted to a full time program in a two year or four year accredited U.S. college or university or a graduate (masters or Ph.D or equivalent) program.
C. The applicant is expected to provide evidence of hard work, outstanding citizenship qualities and academic achievement.
D. Award recipients agree to allow their names and photographs to be used in publicity releases to promote the general goals of the Scholarship Fund and the New Jersey Amusement Association.


THE APPLICATION PACKAGE
The following must be submitted for eligibility:
1. Completion of the application. (Including essay, resume, supervisor statement, paystub, and official transcripts.)
2. Proof that the applicant is a matriculated student at a two year or four year accredited U.S. college or university or, if the applicant is not currently attending college, proof of admission to a college or university for the following fall semester.
3. The supervisor employee statement filled out by an authorized representative of a NJAA member company.
4. Under separate cover, the Scholarship Committee must receive, directly from the relevant Institutions, an official school transcript.
Scholarship Committee


New Jersey Amusement Association
P.O. Box 178, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751


**ANY INCOMPLETE PARTS OR MISSING INFORMATION FROM THE APPLICATION PACKET WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.
5. The complete application package must be submitted no later than Monday, August 22, 2016.
6. Award recipient(s) will be notified on September (TBA), 2016 and scholarships will be awarded at the NJAA 19th Annual Fritz Rolle Legacy Golf Outing on September (TBA), 2016.



 

Past Scholarship Winners

 

Date

Total Amount

Winner

1990

1000.00

Elizabeth Ann Balestier - Coin Castle

1991

1000.00

Barbara Iasillo - Casino Pier Carousel

1992

1100.00

Kari Ann O’Connell - Jenkinson’s South

1993

1994

1000.00

Colleen Ann O’Mara - Playboy Store

1995

1000.00

Thomas John P’Mara - Playboy Store Seaside

1996

1000.00

Jennifer Di Spirito - Beach Hut, PPB

1997

1000.00

Denise Beckson - Morey’s Pier’s

1998

2000.00

1999

2000.00

2000

1000.00

Melissa Anne Mencke - Coin Castle

2000

1000.00

Devon Lynn Berheiser - Oceanside Ventures

2001

2000.00

Melissa Polio - Royal Arcade

2002

2000.00

Mitchell Rutkowki - Wildwood

2002

2500.00

Tina Tolk Thomas Mc Donald - Jenkinson’s

2003

2500.00

Danny Jelenski - Jillian Ackerman - Lucky Leo’s

2003

2500.00

Strafaci - Jenkinson’s Bar & Grill, PPB

2004

2500.00

Shawn Zakar- Six Flags

2004

2500.00

Katrina Dinnebeil - Lucky Leo’s, Seaside

2004

2500.00

Marc Strafaci - Jenkinson’s Bar & Grill, PPB

2005

2500.00

Sharon Hager - Gillian Wonderland

2005

2500.00

Christine Brewer - Doug’s Arcade

2005

2500.00

Coreen Goralski - Jenkinson’s, PPB

2005

2500.00

Stefani Goralski - Jenkinson’s, PPB

2006

2500.00

Lindsay Zakar - Six Flags

2006

2500.00

Joshua Phillip - Kohr’s Frozen Custard

2006

2500.00

Michael Johnson - Doug’s Arcade

2007

2500.00

Victoria Taylor - Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

2007

2500.00

Jessica Wise - The Game Room - Keansburg

2007

2500.00

John Amedeo - Doug’s Arcade - Keansburg

2008

2500.00

Kristen Johnston - Doug’s Arcade - Keansburg

2008

2500.00

Michael Mishkovsky - Fantasy Island-LBI

2009

2500.00

Debra Karu- Casino Beach Pier-SSH

2009

2500.00

Daniel Snyder- United Skates - Woodbridge

2009

2500.00

Peter Krzystek- Frank's Fun Center-PPB

2009

2500.00

Lara Wik-MCR Concessions - Wildwood

2010

2500.00

Christine Ledger- Jenkinson's Pavillion-PPB

2010

2500.00

Dean Marella- Jimbo's Bar & Grill- SSH

2010

2500.00

Robert Matteucci Jr- Morey's Pier-Wildwood

2011

2500.00

Christina Harzer - Jenkinson's Boardwalk

2011

2500.00

Robert Harzer - Casino Beach Pier

2011

2500.00

Janet Gleason - Stu's Squirt Gun

2012

1000.00

Andrew Casten- Jenkinson’s Pavillion-PPB

2012

1000.00

Robert Bartnichak- Stu’s Squirt Guns- SSP

2012

1000.00

Michael Denk-Jenkinson’s Aquarium -PPB

2012

1000.00

Ashley Paige Malland, Jenkinson’s Deep Blue- PPB

2012

500.00

Joseph Del Vescio- Gillian’s, Ocean City

2012

500.00

Joseph Hutenberg, Breakwater Beach, SSH

2012

500.00

Vicky Marabuto, Jenkinson’s Pavillion, PPB 

2013

1000.00

Samantha De Capua- Fantasy Island, LBI

2013

1000.00

Brian Muldowney- Fantasy Island, LBI

2013

1000.00

Marlee Wanamaker –Fantasy Island, LBI

2013

1000.00

Eric Halverson- Jenkinson’s Pavillion, PPB

2013

1000.00

Amelia Rae Dennis- Gillian’s, Ocean City

2014

1000.00

Samantha Burkholder – Morey’s Piers, Wildwood

2014

1000.00

Jonathan Burnley–Jersey Shore Beach & Boardwalk, Keansburg

2014

1000.00

Allison Dobstetter - Seacoast Amusements, Keansburg

2014

1000.00

Shannon McConnell – Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, PPB

2014

500.00

Samantha Halverson – Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, PPB

2014

500.00

Meredith Kaplan – Fantasy Island, LBI

     
     
     
     

 

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