Meet the 2016 Monk’s Service Scholarship Winners
At our third awards ceremony, we met five outstanding young people. We are pleased to share them with you so you can hear their stories. Besides being smart and passionate, they are kind. Their efforts have bettered their local communities, as well as communities abroad. We are so happy to be able to award them the Monk’s Service Scholarship for 2016.
We wish them the best in their future service and academic endeavors.
Congratulations to our five well-deserving winners!
Monk’s Scholarship Winners 2016
- Kiera initiated an AP scholarship fund to fund AP tests for students in need.
- She was the President of the Bernard’s High School Green Team
- Kiera volunteers for Habitat for Humanity
From: Bedminster, NJ
High School: Bernards High School
Attending: The College of NJ, Elementary Education
- Kiran’s Eagle Scout project donated 800+ books to local underfunded schools
- Every summer he volunteers at the Student/Partner Alliance where he developed an online donation platform to increase fundraising
- He connected local entrepreneurs with crowdfunded loans at his summer internship
From: Millburn, NJ
High School: Pingry School
Attends: Yale University
- Molly was President of her school’s Red Cross Club
- Also President of her INTERACT Community Service Club
- Director of her town’s Girl Scout annual camping weekend for the past two years. Additionally, she was the first non-adult encampment director.
- Molly is also a volunteer at her local rescue squad
From: Warren, NJ
High School: Watchung Hills Regional High School
Attends: Brandeis University
- Sam was the Junior Board Member of Make Some Noise for Kids Cancer for SIX years
- Established, and served as President, of her high school’s Special Olympics Club
- She also volunteered as a preschool aide at Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey School
From: Madison, NJ
High School: Madison High School
Attends: Providence College
- Thilaka assembled over 600 dental kits which she distributed in rural Philippines
- She works with trauma patients on the Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad
- Volunteers at the Geriatric and Primary Care Center
- Mentors younger troops as a Senior Girl Scout Ambassador
From: Towaco, NJ
High School: Montville Township High School
Attends: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute