Stockton Partners with Schools for Summer Business Academy Scholarships

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Stockton University Galloway Township campus. (Photo courtesy Stockton University)

The Stockton University School of Business is partnering with area school districts to offer scholarships to its new summer business academy for rising high school juniors, according to a news release.

Stockton recently reached an agreement with the Asbury Park School District to provide five spots in the 2021 Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA) to students from Asbury Park High School.

The university is also working with other area school districts, including Atlantic City and Pleasantville, to attract students with an interest in business and entrepreneurship.

“We are very excited to partner with Asbury Park in providing this opportunity to students,” Stockton School of Business Dean Alphonso Ogbuehi said.

He continued, “The scholarships will provide a valuable experience for promising students to gain first-hand experience in the business world. It will be especially gratifying to recruit students who might not otherwise have the financial means to attend.”

“Asbury Park School District and Stockton University share a common mission as we are committed to providing access to an array of unique, educational opportunities for our students,” Asbury Park School Superintendent Sancha K. Gray said.

Funds for the scholarships are being provided by donors, including the Vin Gopal Civic Association in Monmouth County, which has agreed to sponsor one of the Asbury Park students.

“The Vin Gopal Civic Association is proud to sponsor a student for the Stockton University’s Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy,” Vin Gopal, chair of the Vin Gopal Civic Association noted.

The residential camp will run from July 18-24 at the Stockton University Atlantic City campus.

The 24 participants will live in the Residential Complex on the Boardwalk and learn about accounting, business analytics, computer information systems, finance management, marketing and hospitality.

The program includes planned field trips to Philadelphia and the Federal Reserve Bank, meetings with area business leaders, and a business plan competition.

The cost of the camp is $1,300, but Ogbuehi said they hope to have enough sponsors to provide scholarships for all 24 participants this year.

For more information on SEBA, contact Tara Marsh at tara.marsh@stockton.edu or 609-626-3646. 

Donors interested in sponsoring a student, can contact Jennifer Kosakowski at the Stockton Foundation at 609 652-4789, or Jennifer.Kosakowski@stockton.edu.