Top photo: Brianna Rodriguez, first winner of the AVB Scholarship, accepting the award with her family in 2016
Bottom photo: Paul and Janet Perez at the first AVB Scholarship Award Ceremony
The “Antonia V. Barroso Scholarship Fund”
2017 Scholarship Recipient
An introduction to this year’s scholarship recipient:
Hi, my name is Jordan Lee Glover and I currently reside in Trenton, New Jersey. I am proud to say that I am currently attending The College of New Jersey and I am a rising junior studying Health and Exercise to further pursue a career as a Physicians Assistant. I am also a Small Forward on the men’s basketball team at TCNJ, where I’ve earned my spot as a two year starter. Before TCNJ, I was an average AfroLatino kid who wanted to make a difference and make it out of Trenton. Growing up going to public schools in the city of Trenton wasn’t easy, especially in east Trenton where I was raised for 17 years after moving from west Trenton after my mother passed away. Despite the harsh and economic downfall in the city, Trenton has produced a lot of hardworking people who have influenced me to be apart of the “Trenton makes the world takes” motto. On my free time when I am not in school; I speak to the young men who I see on the basketball courts that have kept me out harms way. Also I love volunteering for the special Olympics and the mercer county triathlon which is mind blowing and inspiring to be apart of. When I earn my bachelors at TCNJ and completing my graduate program, I plan on giving back to the city that has made me the man I am today.
PFT recently established the Antonia V. Barroso Scholarship Fund, which awards one recipient each year with a $1,000 grant. The purpose of the fund is to support students graduating from high school who are pursuing continuing education, in the form of college, trade school, or entrepreneur endeavors. High school seniors, currently registered at post-secondary institutions, are asked to write an essay detailing their leadership qualities, academic accomplishments and their willingness for collaboration.
PFT and the Awardees
PFT awards this scholarship to Trenton students who are willing to give back to the community through volunteer services. Our student awardees must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and be active in at least two volunteer programs. Once the successful candidate has entered college or university, PFT will require awardees to provide one year of volunteer services. Our volunteer support programs include but are not limited to working with senior citizens, mentoring and tutoring students or providing administrative support to the PFT main office.
The deadline to apply for the 2017 scholarship award is May 30, 2017. Be sure to include your name, where you are currently attending high school and your future academic plans.
Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time. Candidates are required to write an essay of 1,000 words that outlines your personal road-map to success. The essay must contain: 1) The three characteristics of leadership you value most, 2) Why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual 3) An outline of your continuing education financial and/or business plan.
Your submissions must be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Partnerships for Trenton
PO Box 22114
Trenton, NJ 08607