Bass Club Association
CARMEN BERSANI MEMORIAL
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
(this page last updated: 2/15/2017
Each year, if applicants are available, the South Jersey Bass Club
Association will grant one eligible high school student a college
scholarship. Following are the guidelines for this program:
- The scholarship will be in the amount of $500.00.
- The scholarship money can be spent on any college expenses.
- The applicant must be a high school senior who is entering
upon graduating from high school and will be pursuing a degree in
fisheries management, environmental science or another related field
that may benefit fishermen.
- The applicant must reside in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware.
- The applicant must provide all required application materials to
the SJBCA Scholarship Committee for review by May 1 (must be postmarked by May 1).
- Application materials will consist of:
- a completed
- a transcript of high school grades,
- a statement from
the applicant describing his/her interest in the outdoors and future
plans in their chosen field of study (minimum of 200 words), and
letter of recommendation from one of his/her high school
These materials may be submitted
separately as long as
they all clearly identify the applicant.
These guidelines were proposed by the original SJBCA Scholarship
Committee (Carmen Bersani, Fred Lentz, Greg Lentz) in July, 2004, and
approved by the general membership in September, 2004. The
guidelines were revised in March, 2011.
- The SJBCA Scholarship Committee will review the application
materials submitted by all applicants and, using criteria of its own
choosing, select a winner of the scholarship. These criteria will
include, but not necessarily be limited to, scholastic achievement,
citizenship, and interest in pursuing a career in an outdoor-related
field that may benefit fishermen. The Committee reserves the
right to not select a winner if no applications are received
or if all applicants are deemed to be not qualified or deserving.
- An announcement of the scholarship winner will be made by June
1, with payment (made directly to the applicant) and the awarding of a
certificate to follow soon after that date. The winner understands that his or her
name and photograph may be used in future publicity for the SJBCA.
- The SJBCA Scholarship Committee reserves the right to follow up
with the winner and/or winner's family at a later date to determine the
winner's current student status.
NOTE: Usually, the winner of the scholarship and his/her family
will be invited to the SJBCA's July member meeting (3rd Wednesday of
July) held at Parvin State Park. This meeting features a free
barbecue. We use the occasion as an opportunity to meet the
winner and take a photograph for our website.
Click here for a printable version of the
above guidelines (.doc).
Click here for a printable version of the application form (.doc).