The Vegetable Growers Association Scholarship



For a sophomore or junior at Cook College based on demonstrated interest in the vegetable industry, academic performance, financial need, and academic or work-related experience. Award can be up to $2,000. Please note that enrolled Cook College students will be notified during
late Fall Semester (sometime during November) concerning the start of the annual VGA scholarship application process.


CRITERIA:

1.) Open to Sophomores and Juniors enrolled Cook College students. Majors include plant science, biotechnology, agricultural science and related fields.

2.) IMPORTANT: must have demonstrated interest in vegetables with either academically related or work experience. This area is key to the award.

3.) Academic performance and some financial need.

4) Candidates selected will be invited to a VGA Board Meeting during the year to celebrate the Award.

5.) Student candidates must submit the following: A) One-page statement outlining career goals and demonstrated interest in vegetables B) Resume C) One faculty/staff/employer recommendation. IMPORTANT: This is the complete application; no other materials need to be submitted.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS:
December 10 to:
Dean Ventola
CookCollege
Scholarship Programs and Alumni Relations,
71 Lipman Drive
Cook Campus
or
Fax to 732-932-5511.


Scholarship recipients are selected by the VGANJ from a list provided by the Cook College Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

The two winners of the Vegetable Growers Scholarship for 2011 are:
First place John Kruse, Jr. of Ocean, NJ $2200
Second place Stacey Brody of Tinton Falls, NJ $1800
Both winners are excellent students with interest in vegetables.

The following is a list of winners from past years.

1986 - 1/87 - ?? - Russo, Joan

1987 - 1/88 - ?? - DeMilia, Michael

1988 - 1/89 - 1000 - Hammerstedt, Jeff

1989 - 1/90 - 1000 - D'Amico, Frank

1990 - 1/91 - 1000 - Di Gerolano, Steven N.

1991 - 1/92 - 1000 - Guiliani, Brian

1992 - 1/93 - 1000 - Lipson, David

1993 - 1/94 - 1000 - Wolfskeil, Kurt R.

1994 - 1/95 - 1000 - Graff, Ivan H.

1995 - 1/96 - 1500 - McGlinchy, Megan E.

1996 - 1/97 - 1500 - Perry, Jay, Pedricktown

1997 - 1/98 - 1500 - Tara K. Hausamann, Belvidere

1998 - 1/99 - 1500 - Tara K. Hausamann Belvidere

1999 - 1/00 - 1500 - Denise A. Elsasser, Howell

1999 - 1/00 - 1500 - Scott Franzblau, Manalapan

2000 - 1/01 - 2000 - Evan Branosky, Carney's Point

2001 - 1/02 - 2000 - Michael Brooks, Elmer

2001 - 1/02 - 1000 - Meghan Van Horn, Yardville

2001 - 1/02 - 1000 - Jeremy Compton, Flemington

2002 - 1/03 - 2000 - Mary Ann Palmer, North Brunswick

2002 - 1/03 - 1000 - Julie Sinistore, Flemington

2002 - 1/03 - 1000 - Tamara Gotsch, Newton

2003 - 1/04 - 1500 - Gregory Zotti, Hackettstown

2003 - 1/04 - 1500 - James Bourgeois, Cedarville

2004 - 1/05 - 2000 - Jeffery Garton, Jr., Elmer

2004 - 1/05 - 1300 - James Bourgeois, Cedarville

2005 - 3/08 - 2000 - Gregory Zotti, Hackettstown

2005 - 3/08 - 1300 - James Bourgeois, Cedarville

2006 - 3/08 - 2000 - Dale Cruzan III, Bridgeton

2006 - 3/08 - 1600 - Mike Bucuk, Chatham

2007 - 3/08 - 2000 - Kate Hair,

2007 - 3/08 - 1600 - Jeremy Garton, Elmer

2008 - 3/09 - 2400 - Jeffrey Antoniewicz, Southampton

2008 - 3/09 - 1800 - Megan Muehlbauer, Pittstown

2009 - 2400 - Antoniewicz, Jeffrey, Southampton

2009 - 1800 - Muehlbauer, Megan, Pittstown

2013 - ?? Nicholas Visalli

2013 - $1700 - Christopher Holton

2014 - Nora Muehlbauer & Scott Wardenski

2016 - $2300 - Jonathan Dmitruck & $1700 - Ethan Desimone