High Tech High School students Cindy Chung of Bayonne and Abakir Hanna of Jersey City were each awarded $2,000 Community Service Merit Scholarships from Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center. The students earned the scholarships as part of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center’s Community Service Merit Scholarship Program that provides $32,000 in scholarship funding for students at eight local high schools in the hospital’s primary service area. The scholarships recognize and reward high school seniors who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in community service while maintaining academic success.
The online application process was conducted in February and March. Recommendations were made by high school guidance counselors, and scholarship applications were reviewed by a committee of community volunteers.