Georgian Court Annual Scholarship Tea: Where Donors and Scholars Meet
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Each year the university hosts a gathering for scholarship donors and the students who benefit from their generosity. More than 100 guests joined GCU's Office of Institutional Advancement for the April 2013 event in Georgian Court's historic Mansion.
Participants heard from GCU President Rosemary E. Jeffries, Ph.D., RSM, and new GCU Vice President of Institutional Advancement Mellissia Zanjani, Ph.D., CFRE. Their words of gratitude and inspiration were echoed by student Maria Mankbadi, a nursing student who said her dream of earning a college degree was made possible---in part---by scholarship dollars.
Maria and dozens of other GCU students spent time with donors discussing their successes and the challenges the come with college life. Among the many, many benefactors present were donors from the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation, which supports adult women who are working toward an undergraduate degree, as well as representatives from the Independent College Fund of New Jersey, an organization that works with corporations and other entities to fund a range of scholarships that assist students attending private, non-profit college and universities in our state.
Discover how you can help change a life by visiting the GCU Office of Advancement online or by calling 732.987.2267.
"I cannot begin to explain my gratefulness for being a scholarship recipient from the Hovnanian Scholarship along with the Georgian Court Nursing Scholarship. I could not have been able to afford going to such a prestigious school without the help of these donors. If I did not have the support and generosity I have received from the faculty, the donors, and the friends I have met at Georgian Court, I could not have made it through my struggles, both financially and emotionally. In a year I will be graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and I will be headed for grad school to receive a Master's degree. I am so blessed to have come this far."
---Maria Mankbadi, GCU nursing student and scholarship recipient