Hoboken student receives scholarship
Carmelo Garcia presented scholarship award
Carmelo G. Garcia (school board trustee & executive director of the H.H.A.) awarded a scholarship to graduating senior Jasmin Johnson who will be attending Rutgers University to study public policy and law.
This is the second year since its inception that Mr. Garcia provided a $1,000 scholarship. It was created by him to recognize those students who successfully manage their academics to excellence, family responsibility and community contributions to make a difference in society. The student must submit an essay explaining their challenges in excelling in school while making contributions to the community and what does it mean to be a servant leader. They must have a 3.0 or better grade point average and have been accepted to a 4 year university or college.
“This scholarship is an opportunity for students who choose to be the greatest among others by being the servant leader of all within their communities” “Jasmine has demonstrated that by serving the senior citizens of this city, her peers and those who are most vulnerable, she’s an excellent role model for young people who believe in progressive values and serving their community” said School board trustee Garcia
“Jasmine’s greatest honor was being elected by her peers as the president of the national honor society. She also states that “servant leaders take the initiative to aid others throughout their daily activities and learn how to balance their academic and home responsibilities while giving back to their community” said Ms. Johnson
“My hopes are that my story inspires students to be the best servant leaders this city has to produce and we will honor them with this scholarship reward” said school board member Garcia