Scholarship Foundation Awards Luncheon

  • 12:00 PM

April 12th, 2018
Scholarships/ Grant Awarded
Miss America 2018 Ms Cara Mund
MBCA Scholarship Foundation & Outstanding Teacher Recognition Awards Luncheon




The Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association (MBCA) will host its 17th Annual Spring Scholarship Foundation Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 Noon in the Ocean Ballroom at RESORTS Hotel/Casino. The MBCA Education Foundation will present Scholarships for students planning to continue their studies at an accredited higher education institution. This year’s Keynote Speaker and Outstanding Educator Award recipient is Miss America Cara Munds Miss America 2018.

MBCA will present several named Scholarships to area residents in their pursuit of Education. This year we are pleased to announce the Howard Bacharach Foundation Scholarships , SJI Women’s leadership which gives a scholarship to an Atlantic County Woman , Atlantic City Day Nursery Scholarship, Seashore Gardens Scholarship for a student in health field , Ed & Med Blake Scholarship, Friedman LLP ,& Epicurean Scholarships In the Culinary and Hospitality Programs in Honor of Ed Hitzel,

MBCA also recognizes an area educator for their outstanding contributions to education. The Epicurean Society’s Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award in the amount of $1,500 will be presented .  This award goes to an individual who makes a difference in the development of his/her students, with a unique Teaching Program or ,demonstrates resourcefulness and utilizes innovative teaching techniques.

The MBCA Scholarship Luncheon is proudly is sponsored by Atlantic Cape Community College & Scott Brown Insurance Co-Chaired by Alexander Marino, Executive Director of Carnegie Library and Richard Santoro, CRDA/ SID Director

Tickets only& 45.00 Per Person. Tables of 10 with Reserved Priority Seating and Signage are available by calling 609-348-1903 or visit for more information.



  • Epicurean Society of Southern New Jersey Outstanding Educator Award
    Bonnie Todd Marino, Belhaven School – Linwood School District
  • MBCA Outstanding Educator Award
    Maria DiDomenico, Brigantine North School – Brigantine School District


  • Johnny D’Angelo Arts Scholarship by the FORZA Insurance Group
    o Conor Bell, Holy Spirit High School – Stockton University
  • Howard Bacharach Foundation Memorial Scholarship
    o Abby Rae Cohen, Absegami HS – Stockton University
  • AtlantiCare Scholarship
    o Morgan Shick, Egg Harbor Twp HS – University of Pennsylvania
  • Linda Tiso Memorial MBCA Scholarship
    o Grace Kennedy, Mainland Regional – Stockton University
  • South Jersey Industries Women’s Leadership Scholarship
    o Alyssa Latella, Ocean City HS – Montclair State University
  • MBCA Scholarship
    o Olivia Goff, Mainland – University of Virginia
  • Epicurean Society of Southern NJ Scholarship #1
    o Emily Ziereis, Mainland HS – Wake Forest University
  • Epicurean Society of Southern NJ Scholarship #2
    o Carley Finnegan, Stockton University
  • Epicurean Society of Southern NJ – Ed Hitzel Memorial Scholarship #3
    o Monica Wilson, Stockton University
  • Atlantic City Day Nursery Scholarship
    o Jai Burton, Kennedy HS – Morehouse University
  • Seashore Gardens Living Center Scholarship
    o Maggie Wallace, Ocean City High School – Indiana University
  • Friedman LLP Scholarship
    o Kevin Gehringer, Absegami HS – Rowan University
  • Ed & Meg Blake Scholarship
    o Harry Dougherty, Atlantic City HS – New York University