JSAHR Awards $2500 in Scholarships

Posted on July 27, 2020 By

At its June meeting, The Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources (JSAHR), Neptune, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), awarded three Ann C. Edwards educational scholarships, totaling $2500.

Joseph LaPorta, a senior at Colts Neck High School, and Robert Schroeder, Oceanport, a senior at Shore Regional High School, each received $1000. JSAHR member Allison Greiner, Colonia, an HR specialist, received a $500 scholarship for professional development.

Joseph LaPorta distinguished himself in academic, athletics, and community service. He serves as a cadet leader in the high school’s Navy JROTC program, rated number one in the nation. He also achieved certification from the N.J. State Police Youth Trooper Week and the Monmouth County Youth Sherriff Week. He plans to attend Stockton University in the fall, majoring in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security.

Robert Schroeder, who plans to attend Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, will enter a six-year program for a B.A. degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and a Juris Doctor (law) degree. He hopes to become an employment attorney. He has served as a school leader and is an officer for the Students for Animal Welfare.

Allison Greiner, a CPA and a compensation analyst for Dow Jones in Princeton, holds two SHRM certifications and is pursuing her CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) certification.
The Ann C. Edwards annual scholarships are named in honor of Ann Edwards, SPHR, the founding member of JSAHR and a long-time member of its Executive Board. Edwards was also a member of the Garden State Council, where she was a leader in state-wide workforce development. She is currently retired and living in Florida.

JSAHR is a professional business organization that supports members of the human resources profession in Monmouth and Ocean counties. It provides monthly educational meetings, networking events, and job search assistance to its members. It also provides a network of professionals who provide expertise in all aspects of human resources.

For more information about the scholarships and recipients, contact Robert Kane at robertpkane@aol.com. For information about JSAHR, visit admin@jsahr.shrm.org or call Christine Higgins, administrator, at 732-701-7155.