Student Grant Award
Somers Point Historical Society Grants will be made to high school juniors or seniors who are Somers Point residents. Home schooled students are also eligible to apply. Two grants totaling $1500.00 may be awarded to the two finalists.
Students will conduct a research project on the history of Somers Point. The finished project could be in narrative/thesis form, an audio visual presentation or other suitable format. Content about Somers Point must be significant. Students may also incorporate materials from previous projects which they have done through school or volunteer activities pertaining to the history of Somers Point. The end result must be a project which may be used by other students and members of the community and will become the property of the Somers Point Historical Society. The projects will be judged on a competitive basis. A brief description of the topic proposal must be postmarked no later than January 15. The Grant Committee will meet with the applicants by February 1 prior to research. Completed projects must be submitted by May 15. Lateness will limit the amount of the award. Awards will be made at the end of the year ceremony at the student's respective school. Students may be asked to submit proof of residency as well as grade level. A list of topics is also available if interested.
SOMERS POINT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 517 SOMERS POINT, NJ 08244 (609) 927-2900
Application Name: _________________________________________________________________
Describe below the project and state how it will increase the awareness of Somers Point history. Provide a description of your anticipated final product. What format(s) will be used: thesis, PowerPoint, audio visual, other? What audience are you trying to reach? Submit your proposal to Somers Point Historical Society, 745 Shore Road, PO Box 517, Somers Point, NJ 08244.
Competitive grants are being made available to teachers in grades 4 - 8 in the Somers Point Public Schools and St. Joseph Regional School. A total amount $1000.00 is available to be distributed to the recipients. The amount given will be based on the merit of the submission. The main focus of the activities should be on Somers Point history. The grants are to raise student and community awareness of Somers Point history. Monies can be used for supplies, equipment, or transportation. GRANT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN THEIR ENTIRETY by November 15. (Deadline has been extended from Nov. 1 due to the delayed start at Somers Point Public Schools.)
History Quilt by St. Joseph's School
Role Players by Jordan Road School
Cemeteries & Gravesites - Nicole Passmore, MRHS
Highest GPA in history- ChristianScattina, MRHS
Virtual Tour of Somers Point - Eric Seckinger, MRHS
Children's Education Book - Casey Marienski, MRHS
Wall Mural - Sarah Thoms, Jordan Road School
History Quilt - St. Joseph's School
Bring History Alive - Mary Rydzewski, Jordan Rd School
Award recipient Christian Scattina with Sally Hastings, Pres. SPHS
Award recipient Nicole Passmore with Sally Hastings and Jim Foreman, VP-SPHS