West Morris Mendham High School graduate Marissa Spletter is NJREA’s 2018 Isabelle Hickman Four-Year Scholarship recipient. A resident of Chester, Marissa is attending Boston College this fall.

Putting her passion for exploring the online marker and learning new cultures to use, Marissa plans to major in international business where she is sure to continue to polish her business acumen.

In addition to her business interests, Marissa has been on the honor roll at school and has received many awards in basketball and soccer. She is also involved in community and school volunteer work.


Sabrina Costa of Point Pleasant Beach is the first recipient of the newly established Elizabeth A. Allen Four-Year Scholarship. A graduate of Point Pleasant High School, Sabrina is attending UCLA where she will study to become a noninvasive cardiologist. Living with a congenital heart defect and having spent long periods of time in hospitals as a young child, Sabrina has geared her interests away from competitive sports and toward the arts and sciences.

In high school, Sabrina was a Renaissance scholar and National Honor Society member. She received awards for academic excellence in English, Italian, biology, chemistry, algebra and fashion technology.



The Fred E. Aug Two-Year Community College Scholarship was awarded to Elvis Ramirez. Elvis graduated from Cherry Hill High School West and is attending Camden County College this fall.

Elvis plans to become a defense attorney in order to serve his community. He believes that minorities in this country are not fully represented and wants to use the law to help people who have suffered injustice. 

At the age of four, Elvis was diagnosed with autism. That diagnosis did nothing to slow him down, as he has taken all mainstream courses during high school and has made honor roll each year. In addition, Elvis was a member of the National Honor Society and president of many school organizations, all while working part-time as a cashier at Wegman’s.

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