SPBA Announces Student Scholarship Fund


The Somers Point Business Association (SPBA) announced the establishment of the Lou DeScioli Scholarship Awards, in a news release Monday.

The SPBA will award three $500 scholarships in the name of Lou DeScioli to students who work at a business based in Somers Point.

These scholarship awards are inspired by long-time Somers Point business and community leader Lou DeScioli. Mr. DeScioli always believed that a great business is one that strives to make its community better and thrive.

All high school seniors and current college students who work at a Somers Point business are eligible to apply and be considered for an award.

Applicants must submit an approximate 500-word essay describing the impact they have made on the Somers Point business at which they are employed.

The essay should also provide three examples of how their efforts positively affected customer relations and improved business practices.

Mike Smith, the president of the SPBA, is thrilled to award these scholarships to three motivated and well-deserving students.

“Hardworking young people are the future of our community. We want to support them and recognize the contributions they make to make Somers Point a better place for business,” Smith said.

He continued, “I would also like the thank the businesses in Somers Point for providing these students with the opportunity to gain real-life experience on their journey to become Somers Point’s next business leaders.”

Essays must be submitted to somerspointba@gmail.com by Wednesday, March 1.

The SPBA is an organization that brings together businesses and professionals interested in the promotion, improvement, development and advancement of the business climate of Somers Point.

The SPBA has served as the Voice of the Somers Point Business Community for more than 30 years.

For more information on the Somers Point Business Association or to become a member, visit www.somerspointba.org or email somerspointba@gmail.com