High School Scholarships The Woman’s Club of Spring Lake offers scholarships to graduating seniors. The young women must maintain a primary residence in Spring Lake or Spring Lake Heights and must have an academic standing in the top 30% of the graduating high school class.
Since the Woman’s Club of Spring Lake is a service organization, we are interested in a student who has been active in volunteer activities. We give more attention to someone who has sought out a charity or good works on her own, not as a volunteer requirement that is necessary for graduation or school credit. This scholarship is available to any candidate who meets the qualification stated above.
Returning Woman Scholarships The Returning Woman Scholarships are awarded to female residents of Monmouth County who have returned to college after experiencing an interruption in their education. Candidates must be seeking an initial associate’s, bachelor’s or adult career and technology degree. Scholarship applications for 2024 will be posted in January 2024.
WCSL 2023 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The High School Senior scholarships were awarded to:
Katie Beavis -Manasquan High School - The United States Air Force Academy
Bree Biesiadecki - Communications High School -Emerson
Margaret Bodnar - Manasquan High School, University of Virginia
Brigid Cosgrove - Manasquan High School- George Washington University
Gwyneth Fahy - St. Rose High School -University of Virginia
Catharine Little - Trinity Hall - Villanova University/Bio Dental - University of Pennsylvania/ Penn Dental Medicine
Julia Moran - Biotechnology High School - University of Notre Dame
Ashley Skarbek - Communications High School - North Carolina State University
The Returning Woman scholarships were awarded to the following:
Lori Bivona - Rutgers University - the Eileen Hudson Memorial Scholarship.
Samara Cattelona -Monmouth County Vocational School District's Practical Nursing Program - the Rudolph Ehrenberg Memorial Scholarship
Francesse Michel - Monmouth County Vocational School District's Practical Nursing Program - the Hannalore Whitcomb Scholarship.
Shannon Weaver - Monmouth County Vocational School District's Practical Nursing Program - the Hannalore Whitcomb Scholarship
The Scholarship Committee with President Kathleen Bagley: Anne Butler, Linda McDonough, Suzanne Roeben, Kathleen Dittman, Debbie Heuer. Seated - Joan Bundschuh, Maureen Cooney, Jeanne Stamler. Not pictured - Maria DiGiovanni and Barbara Kittle
WCSL 2022 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Scholarship Winners are picture here with Maureen Cooney, Scholarship Chair, and Nancy Pugliese, President. The High School winners are pictured with their Mothers also.
Returning Woman - 1. Viviene Newland-Davis (Georgian Court University)- The Hannalore Whitcomb Scholarship 2. Samara Cattelona ( Monmouth County Vocational School District Practical Nursing Program) The Ehrenberg Memorial Scholarship 3. Joan Leung Lo Hing (Brookdale Community College)- The Lois Boehmer Memorial Scholarship 4. Patricia Clark (Rutgers) - Returning Woman Scholarship
High School - 1. Maeve Spang - Manasquan HS - Virginia Tech 2. Annie O’Hearn - St. Rose - NYU 3. Sydney Skarbek - Manasquan HS - University of Vermont 4. Jo Anastasia Harkins - Manasquan HS- Stockton University
WCSL 2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Returning Women are pictured with Maureen Cooney, the Committee Chair: Nicole Galante, Laura Umana-Soland, Lindsay O'Connell, Jennifer Anderson. Chuck Benz and Mark Whitcomb have given scholarships in honor of their Moms. The High School recipients are pictured with their Moms: Maci Black, Riley Forester, Avery Morgan. Carolyn Caputo was not able to attend the luncheon.
The Scholarship Committee, chaired by Maureen Cooney, includes Suzanne Roeben, Maria DiGiovanni, Jeanne Stamler, Anne Butler, Kathleen Bagley and Joan Bundschuh. Not pictured here are Kathleen Dittman and Mary-Helen Sullivan.
WCSL 2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Mary Rottino, President, is with the High School winners -Mara Galvin, Gianna Melchionda, Anna Cahill, Grace Webster, Emma Spang, and the Returning Women - Victoria Chishimba, and Michelle Posada. Maureen Cooney presented Michelle with the Whitcomb scholarship which is given in honor of Mark Whitcomb's Mother. Anne Butler presented Olive Taylor (another Returning Woman) with her award. Anne Butler and some of the members of the Scholarship Committee are also pictured.
WCSL 2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Mary Rottino and Anne Butler appear here with Kennedy Miller, Alexandra McWalters, Katherine Smith, Olive Taylor and Virginia Conforti-Ferraro. Mr. Mark Whitcomb is presenting Olive Taylor a scholarship in honor of his Mother.