$50,000 Awarded To OCC Foundation For Student Scholarships

From left to right, Christopher D. Maher, Chair of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer, OceanFirst Bank, and Chair, OceanFirst Foundation; Dr. Jon H. Larson, President, Ocean County College; and John R. Garbarino, Board Member, OceanFirst Bank, and Board Member, OceanFirst Foundation. (Photo courtesy OCC)

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County College Foundation recently received a grant of $50,000 for student scholarships by OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. The grant provided 50 scholarships in the fall 2016 semester to full-time freshmen who graduated from high schools in Ocean and Monmouth County. Scholarship recipients received $1,000 awards.

Since the inception of OceanFirst Foundation’s scholarship program in 2010, it has generously provided Ocean County College with $350,000 in support.

“Ocean County College is grateful to OceanFirst Foundation for its continued support of education and our local students,” said Heather S. Barberi, executive director of the Ocean County College Foundation. “Scholarship support is a critical factor for so many students as they begin their educational journey. The generosity of OceanFirst Foundation helps to remove the financial barriers and makes it possible for them to get a high-quality education.”