The 2017 Scholarship Winners

The five scholarship recipients for 2017 have been selected.

The winners are:

Jenna Berger, Florham Park

Jonathan Kraft, Montville

Adrian Lam, Westfield

Bradley Levin, Warren

Ellie Rogoff, Summit

Monk's Service Scholarship Winners 2017. From left: Ellie Rogoff, Trevor Monk, Jenna Berger, Ty Monk, Adrian Lam, Viviane Monk, Jonathan Kraft and Brad Levin.
Monk's Service Scholarship Winners 2017. From left: Ellie Rogoff, Trevor Monk, Jenna Berger, Ty Monk, Adrian Lam, Viviane Monk, Jonathan Kraft and Brad Levin.

Jenna Berger

  • Works to grow the bone marrow and stem cell registry as an Intern at Gift of Life. Jenna has registered 500 people in the past year as a campus ambassador.
  • Executive board member of the Panhellenic Council at Rutgers. Through her fundraising efforts for the Circle of Sisterhood, the Panhellenic Council raised $15K. This donation allowed 282 girls to attend school.
  • Jenna is a volunteer for Girls on the Run. Actively participates in mentoring younger girls both physically and emotionally.

From: Florham Park, NJ

Graduated: Hanover Park High School

Attends: Rutgers University

Jonathan Kraft

  • Fundraised and traveled to Lesvos, Greece to help Syrian refugees. Donated clothing and worked on site to support both refugees and locals.
  • Mentors elementary school students through REACH – an anti-alcohol, drug and bullying program.

From: Montville, NJ

High School: Montville Township High School

Headed to: Yale University

Adrian Lam

  • Co-founded Breakthrough Leadership Academy teaching English to at-risk youth in Hong Kong. Adrian created lesson plans and taught English to 40 participants. Later, he developed an online curriculum and offered one-on-one instruction.
  • Adrian led various fundraisers as President of the 4H Archery Club
  • As class President for 2 yrs, his small class of 65 raised over $7K for charity

From: Westfield, NJ

High School: Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences

Headed to: Washington and Lee University

Bradley Levin

  • Founder and President of Shoot for a Cure. Raised $200K for brain cancer research over the past 6 years, in honor of his grandmother.
  • Visits senior centers around NJ presenting on community service and brain cancer awareness
  • Constructed a fully irrigated fish farm in Peru, helping a village in need

From: Warren, NJ

High School: Watchung Hills Regional High School

Headed to: Bucknell College

Ellie Rogoff

  • Founder and President of Summit HS Women for Women International Club.
  • Started the club in her freshman year and grew the club to over 100 members.
  • Try-Can volunteer for the past seven years
  • League of Women’s Voters volunteer.

From: Summit, NJ

High School: Summit High School

Headed to: Brown University

The scholarship was very competitive again this year. We received high-quality applications from residents across the towns Monk’s services here in our small corner of northern New Jersey. In fact, 39 different towns were represented and students from 37 different high schools and universities applied.

We thank all those who applied. Reading about your service work was inspirational and heart-warming. Thank you for all those you’ve helped, comforted, and encouraged.

We also encourage you to apply for a scholarship again next year. Provided you will continue studying for your undergraduate degree, and have a permanent residence in our service area, you will be eligible.