Trenton, N.J. -- The MercerMercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized West Windsor/Plainsboro South High School graduate, Laura Kapp, and Ewing High School graduate, Christopher Yaple, two of the twelve Mercer County high school seniors selected to receive the Freeholders’ Mercer County Community College Scholarship. At a presentation that took place during the Freeholders’ Formal Meeting on Thursday, August 9, the freeholders were joined by Beverly Richardson, Vice President for College Advancement and Provost, James Kerney Campus, to personally offer words of congratulations to Mr. Yaple as he begins his studies in the field of education and to Ms. Kapp as she begins her studies in Fire Science.


The goal of the Freeholders’ scholarship is to encourage Mercer County students to attend MCCC and provide financial assistance in their community college endeavors.In doing so, the scholarship program issues $2,000 to high school seniors who possess a minimum GPA of 2.8 and have plans to attend MCCC in the fall. This year, the Board was able to award 12 students with scholarships.


Mercer County Community College is an excellent institution and this scholarship is just one example of our commitment to its continued success,” stated Freeholder Anthony Carabelli.


Freeholder Hamilton noted that many quality students in Mercer County are not financially able to attend a four-year college upon graduation from high school and we are fortunate to have a great community college that provides high-quality academic programs. “Issuing this scholarship,” he added, “is one way to link the two together.”


Dr. Richardson thanked the board for their support, “On behalf of Mercer County Community College, I am glad to have the opportunity to publicly thank members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders for your commitment to students who aspire to change their lives through education and for your dedication to access for all,” she said. “To the students who will be coming to Mercer in the fall, know that we take student education very seriously and will provide you with all the support you need to be successful.”


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