MBCA Scholarship Foundation

Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,500. The number of awards are determined by the amount of funds available within the scholarship foundation, and presented to recipients at the annual luncheon. Criteria include: high school graduating senior; resident of the greater Atlantic City region; accepted to a higher education institution; and have not received a prior MBCA scholarship. Additional information pertaining to the award is on the application.

MBCA also recognizes an area teacher for their outstanding contributions to education. The Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award, in the amount of a $1,500 grant, is presented during the annual luncheon. The grant is for the purpose of obtaining supplies, equipment or purchasing student incentives related to his/her teaching. This award goes to an individual who is making a difference in the development of his/her students by being a positive role model, demonstrating resourcefulness, and utilizing innovating teaching techniques.

For full consideration all application materials must be submitted (dropped off or mailed) no later than Friday, March 31, 2023, 4 PM at the MBCA Offices, 1616 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. For additional information, please contact Alex Marino, scholarship co-chair at [email protected]

The Annual MBCA Scholarship Foundation Awards Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2023, 12 Noon, at the Claridge Hotel. The keynote speaker is Dr. Harvey Kesselman, President of Stockton University.

  • MBCA Outstanding Educator Recognition Award 2023
    A $1,500 award is being offered to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of a greater Atlantic City region K to 12 or college educator making a difference in the development of his/her students, being a positive role model, demonstrating resourcefulness, and utilizing innovative teaching techniques. Click here to download the Epicurean Society Education Recognition Award Form

Educator Award Criteria
School Administrators can nominate deserving teachers to receive the Epicurean Society of Southern New Jersey Teacher Grant.

Scholarship recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee from the submitted applications.

Scholarship Criteria

Candidates for the scholarships must meet the following eligibility requirements:

      • Resident of the Atlantic City region.
      • Accepted or returning to a post-secondary educational program.
      • Working towards a degree or certification.

Corporate Scholarship Sponsorship Opportunity!

Become a Student & Teacher Grant Scholarship Sponsor!

The purpose of the MBCA Scholarship Foundation is to promote higher education to the residents of the Greater Atlantic City area by offering financial assistance in the form of scholarships for Students and a Direct Teach Grant for Creative Independent Programs. Scholarships and grants are awarded to help individuals achieve their goals of educational growth, develop their knowledge and potential, and allow them to contribute to the community.  Teacher Grants are awarded to an educator in the region (at any Institution level) that is funding an Innovative and Creative Program in the School.

$1,500 Sponsorship Includes:

  1. A “NAMED” scholarship or grant through The MBCA Scholarship Foundation
  2. Listed for 1 year on Scholarship website page as FEATURED Sponsor with links to your business
  3. Included in all press announcements for the Spring Scholarship Lunch (2023)
  4. Public recognition in Spring Newsletter Distributed
  5. Public acknowledgement at the annual Spring Scholarship Luncheon 2023
  6. Optional choice to be a voting member of the Scholarship Selection Committee
  7. The MBCA Scholarship Foundation is a 501c-3 so your business can be eligible for charitable tax credits (tax info will be given upon agreement)

We Thank you for your Interest, and Help us Help Our Students and Teachers!

Scholarship Sponsors

Interested in becoming a scholarship sponsor this year? Email Gary Hill at [email protected]