The Somers Point Business Association (SPBA) awarded three college students with the Lou DeScioli Scholarship Awards for 2023.
Scholarships in the amount of $500 were awarded to Caroline Endicott, Nick Wagner, and Maddie Gregory at the Somers Point Business Association’s networking breakfast on May 17 at Josie Kelly’s Public House in Somers Point.
These scholarship awards are inspired by DeScioli, a long-time Somers Point business and community leader.
DeScioli believed that a great business is one that strives to make its community better and thrive, according to an SPBA news release.
Endicott, of Somers Point, has worked at Greate Bay Country Club and Charlie’s Restaurant and Bar and is attending Stockton University.
Wagner is a lifelong resident of Somers Point and works at the Clam Bar. He will be attending Wagner College.
Maddie Gregory, of Linwood, works at Gregory’s Bar & Restaurant and will be attending St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Mike Smith, president of the SPBA, was thrilled to award the student scholarships on behalf of the SPBA.
“Caroline, Nick, and Maddie are all tremendous examples of self-motivated and hard-working members of our business community, and we hope that these scholarships will help them achieve their academic and future professional goals,” he said.
Smith continued, “We would also like to thank our local businesses for providing these students with the opportunity to gain real-life experience on their journey to become tomorrow’s leaders.”
Maddie Gregory was unable to attend the breakfast.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants needed to submit a 500-word essay describing the impact they have made on the 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.
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 40 years.