Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources Awards Two 2017 Scholarships

Posted on August 17, 2017 By

JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources), a human resources organization that provides two annual scholarships to support its commitment to education and the advancement of the Human Resources profession, has awarded two Ann C. Edwards scholarships.

Nicole Dykeman, Neptune Township, N.J., a 2017 graduate of Neptune High School, received a $1000 student scholarship to continue her college education. Dykeman was active in a variety of academic and student organizations, such as a member of the Trident Chapter of the National Honor Society, Jumpstart Performing Arts Academy, and a member of the Executive Board of the Youth Council of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. She will major in English with a concentration in publishing studies in the fall at Hofstra University, New York State.

Sasha Goldfarb Rivera, Brick Township, a professional Human Resources leader, received the $500 Member Scholarship to help defray expenses associated with studying for the SHRM-CP professional designation. Rivera is a Senior Human Resources Analyst with Sparta Systems, Inc, in Hamilton, N.J.

The Ann C. Edwards SPHR Scholarship is given annually as a tribute to Ms. Ann C. Edwards, the founding member of JSAHR who served in various board and leadership roles in human resources profession in New Jersey, including president of JSAHR.  She was also a director on the Garden State Council of Human Resources and active in the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) on the national level. She is now retired and living in New Hampshire.

For more information, call Christine Higgins, chapter administrator at 732-701-7155 or email

About JSAHR­: JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources) is a professional organization that provides its members access to services and programs dedicated to the advancement of Human Resources in New Jersey, particularly Monmouth and Ocean counties. It gives members opportunities to update and advance skills through education, network with peers and exchange ideas in a professional forum, learn about current and local legislative actions, and gather information needed to effectively practice the human resources’ profession

The JSAHR is an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a member of the Garden State Council of SHRM. SHRM is the largest organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of the Human Resources profession and represents the interests of over 285,000 members and 20,000 businesses internationally.