New Jersey Utilities Association Presents College Scholarships to Three Deserving New Jersey Students

The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the Association’s James R. Leva Scholarship,Excellence in Diversity Scholarship and Trade and Vocational School Scholarship Awards. NJUA’s scholarship review committee selected three promising New Jersey students to award scholarship funds made possible through financial support by NJUA’s member companies.


The James R. Leva Scholarship Award is awarded to assist one NJUA member company employee who is employed in New Jersey or a member of their family in pursuing their higher education goals. The scholarship is named in honor of James R. Leva, a former Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) executive and NJUA President from 1990-1991. Leva’s professional achievements serve as a model for those who seek to advance themselves professionally through continuing education. A one-time award of $4000 was given to:


  • Lindsey Armour, Long Branch, NJ, daughter of New Jersey Natural Gas employee Sidney Armour

The Excellence in Diversity Scholarship Award is awarded to one minority, female or student with a disability pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university. The scholarship award is valued at $1500 per academic year and was given to:

  • Lauren Antonucci, West Long Branch, NJ


The Trade and Vocational School Scholarship is awarded to a qualified student who will be pursuing a trade or vocational degree at an accredited school. The scholarship, valued at up to a total of $6000 depending on the total cost of the vocational program, was given to:


  • Jason J. Ramos, Merchantville, NJ


“One of the great benefits of doing business in New Jersey is the availability of a talented and well-educated workforce.  New Jersey’s investor-owned utilities are always seeking ways to help enhance the skills of our state’s workforce, and these scholarships are one small part of this effort. We are pleased to be able to support these three outstanding students attend college and further their education,” said Andrew Hendry, NJUA President and Chief Executive Officer.


Recipients were chosen from among 36 James R. Leva Scholarship Award applicants, 263 Excellence in Diversityapplicants and 23 Trade and Vocational School ScholarshipAward applicants.


NJUA scholarship applications for 2014 will be made available on NJUA’s website in January.  To learn more about NJUA’s Scholarships, please visit www.njua.com.

About NJUA

The New Jersey Utilities Association is the state-wide trade association for investor-owned utilities that provide essential water, wastewater, electric, natural gas and telecommunications services to New Jersey residents and businesses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  NJUA has provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and a unified voice in the public policy arena for its members since 1915.  NJUA’s 16 member utility companies are dedicated to the delivery of essential services to more than 5 million residential customer accounts and nearly 1.3 million non-residential customer accounts across the Garden State.  For more information on NJUA, visit www.njua.com


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