Following Mary Pat

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Announces the Second Annual Heart of a Hero Scholarship

photoAlt The Heart of a Hero Scholarship program provides New Jersey service members with another resource to make their higher education and career goals a reality. Walmart is donating $50,000 for the effort to fund ten $5,000 scholarships to be awarded in time for the 2013-14 school-year.

2012 Heart of a Hero recipient, Airman First Class Vince Avallone of Mullica Hill, is using his scholarship to help attain his career goal to become a doctor. The scholarship funding has assisted in alleviating financial burdens such as tuition fees, books, and graduate school applications. “I am working on applying for The Masters of Biomedical Sciences at UMDNJ,” said Avallone.

Service members interested in applying for the Heart of a Hero Scholarship must fully complete the application form either online at the New Jersey Heroes website: http://newjerseyheroes.org/index/scholarship-application/ by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013 or submit an application via US Mail postmarked no later than July 26, 2013 and mailed to NJ Heroes, P.O. Box 95, Mendham, NJ 07945-0095. Applicati