The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) together with the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) announces the renewal of the “Arête Scholarship” which each year grants a $5,000 scholarship to a male and a female New Jersey high school graduate. The recipients are recognized at the annual New Jersey Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony on May 7, 2017. Scholarship applications are due on April 1, 2017. The educator who encouraged the winning student to apply will also be invited.
The term “Arête” comes from Plato and refers to “the realization of one’s highest sense of self.” The scholarship is given to help a young man and women realize their own pathway to greatness. Applicants must demonstrate academic engagement, character and a commitment to their community.
2016 Arête scholarship winners Sal Campbell of Englewood Cliffs and Madeline Bowne of Cherry Hill were honored at this year’s Hall of Fame Red Carpet Induction Ceremony alongside the distinguished inductees. Said Sal Campbell, “When I look at all the great people that are part of the New Jersey Hall of Fame and the many adversities that they have overcome, I am motivated and determined to work hard to achieve excellence in everything I do. Through hard work, courage, and determination, I can overcome any hardship or adversity and achieve excellence, give back to the community, and reach my highest sense of self.”
Madeline Bowne added, “Arête isn’t passive, it isn’t sitting down, and it isn’t conformity. Those who achieve Arête are active, standing up, and making their own path. Dreaming is easy. Doing is hard. I am honored to have been selected as the female recipient of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Arête Scholarship.”
“We’re challenging young people to walk in the shoes of our inductees and realize their best,” noted Steven Edwards, President of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Foundation Board. “We join with the NJEA to call upon high school superintendents, teachers and guidance counselors to pass this opportunity along to prospective 2017 graduates and encourage them to apply.”