Greater Toms River Chamber Announces 2024 Scholarship Winners and Donors

Posted on June 17, 2024 By

The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce (GTRCC) held its Scholarship Cocktail Reception recently at the Bacchus Winemaking Club, Toms River, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to announce its 2024 scholarship recipients and recognize Toms River High School South Business Academy students who had received scholarships earlier. The Four Seasons Diner, Toms River, catered the dinner.

The donors and scholarships presented are Andrew Borden Memorial Scholarship awarded to Makayla Legaspi, Toms River HS South; Community Medical Center Scholarship to Morgan Rodemann, Toms River HS North; Marilyn D. Brilliant Memorial Scholarship to Brialis Phan, Toms River HS North; Frost Science Scholarship to David Njoo, Toms River HS North; Marie E. Wolff Memorial Scholarship to Andrew Cagliostro, MATES; Narcissus Florals, Floral Partner, Scholarship to Sophia Harmer, Toms River HS North; Denise Hughes Scholarship for the Arts & Science Scholarship to Kayla Matthews, Central Regional HS; Farro’s Tees Scholarship to Josh Rhine, Toms River HS South; McGeehan Realty Group Scholarship – Matthew Goldman, Manchester Township High School; George P. Vanderveer American Legion Post 129 Scholarship to Amanda Brown, Donovan Catholic High School; Ocean County Artists Guild Scholarship to R. Joseph Latshaw III; GTRCC Foundation Scholarship to Amanda Barr, Toms River HS East; and the GTRCC Foundation Lucy Green Scholarship was awarded to Isabella Chiaravallo, Donovan Catholic High School.

Toms River High School South Business Academy students were also celebrated for winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the TRSBA Tribal Council. Scholarships were awarded by M&T Bank to Alyssa Schenk and Eloise Weintraub for First Place; Press Communications to Jarrod Johnson for Second Place; and Farro’s Tees to Faith Jenkins & Emma Stich for Third Place.

The Chamber’s Annual Presenting Partners included Creative Click Media and Kean Ocean University.

Philip Brilliant, chairman of the GTRCC Foundation, said, “At the core of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s mission, is its unwavering dedication to fostering education. Our foundation serves as a beacon of hope for students in our community, offering them the opportunity to pursue their academic dreams.

“Every scholarship awarded by the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a life-changing opportunity. It’s not just about financial support; it’s about transforming lives, nurturing talents, and encouraging ambition. Our scholarships pave the way for students to achieve their academic goals and embark on successful careers.”

Greater Toms River Chamber is located at 1415 Hooper Avenue, Suite 305-G. For more information visit or Also call 732-349-0220 ext. 3.