NJREA announces new trade, vocational scholarship honoring Walt Krichling

The New Jersey Retirees’ Education Association (NJREA) has announced a new $1,000 scholarship opportunity for New Jersey public school students who are graduating seniors and intend to earn certification in a trade or vocational field.

The scholarship is named in honor of Walter P. Krichling, Jr. a social studies teacher and coach in the Hopewell Valley School District for 38 years. Krichling passed away in Sept. 2019. During his professional career, Krichling held leadership positions in the Mercer County Education Association, NJEA, and NEA, where he served on the Board of Directors. Krichling joined NJREA as a lifetime member well before his actual retirement, and when he transitioned to retirement, he assumed leadership positions in NJREA. At the time of his passing, Walter was NJREA’s 1st vice president.

The Walter P. Krichling, Jr. Trade, Vocational, or Career and Technical Program Scholarship joins three other scholarships offered by NJREA. They include the Isabelle Hickman four-year scholarship, the Elizabeth Allen four-year scholarship, and the Fred Aug two-year scholarship. Information about how to apply for these scholarships was found on Page 48 of this December edition of the NJEA Review and at njea.org/njrea.

Donations to the Walter P. Krichling, Jr. Trade, Vocational Certification Scholarship may be sent to the NJREA Philanthropic Fund, c/o Dianne Papadinec, Treasurer, PO Box 671, Turnersville, NJ 08012.

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