"I believe that the foundation of society begins with the family structure and if you help the families you are helping society."

Jada-Simone Davis ’21
CIC/UPS Scholar
Bloomfield College
Major: Psychology

"I have no doubt as I start my career that I will fall more in love with nursing."

Brielle Johnson ’20
Partners for Health Foundation Nursing
Seton Hall University
Major: Nursing

"Initially, I didn't realize how many doors would open for me at Centenary. These connections and opportunities are experiences I am extremely grateful for."

Sarah Sturges ’21
Celgene Corporation Sol J. Barer Scholarship
Centenary University
Major: Biology

"To me, nursing isn't just a major. It is my calling in life."

Heather Clapp '20
BD/C.R. Bard Nursing Scholarship
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Major: Nursing

"It was my liberal arts education - core classes, public speaking and knowledge on a variety of topics - that impressed employers."

Maria Lesniewski '20
Schering-Plough Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Caldwell University
Major: Chemistry and Mathematics

"Being a first-generation college student and the eldest daughter of a single parent makes the scholarship a much bigger comfort for me."

Shivani Mody '21
BD Healthcare Scholarship
Drew University
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Chemistry

"I focused on the isolation and dramatic changes that were created during this pandemic."

Teresa T. Lusto '22
CIC SAGE Scholar
Felician University
Major: Photography and New Media

"I also intend to pursue travel nursing and work to help OB patients in developing countries around the world."

Julia Strother '21
Johnson and Johnson Discover Nursing Scholarship
Georgian Court University
Major: Nursing
Minor: Integrative Health

"I want to make a difference in the world."

Lauren Kelly ’20
PSE&G Scholarship for Advancing STEM Majors
Monmouth University
Major: Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy

"I am so grateful for the generosity of ICFNJ and Novartis. Both have emboldened and enabled me to pursue my dreams."

Lillian Xu ’20
Novartis Science Scholarship
Princeton University
Major: Molecular Biology
Minor: Engineering Biology

"[These scholarships] taught me that I am capable of achieving the goals I set for myself."

O Aung '21
ICFNJ Undergraduate Research Symposium Grant and Schering-Plough Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Rider University
Major: Biology

"Observing the ways food can fuel our bodies and its pivotal role in overall health is extremely fascinating to me."

Angela Federico '21
Novo Nordisk Scholarship
Saint Elizabeth University
Major: Food and Nutrition
Concentration: Dietetics

"I've always planned to someday help students financially and as a mentor."

Mariah Sepulveda-Toczynski '21
CohnReznick Accounting Scholarship
Saint Peter’s University
Major: Accounting
Minor: Business Law

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Daniel Gulko '21
J&J Pre-Professional Healthcare Scholarship
Stevens Institute of Technology
Major: Pre-Med Track, Business and Technology
Concentrations: Management and Biotechnology

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