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Established by the Lepping family and friends, the Foundation honors the life accomplishments of John T. Lepping who, unselfishly, dedicated much of his adult life to the coaching, mentoring, and support of the youth of the New Brunswick , New Jersey community. The Lep Foundation Board of Trustees has determined that funding and distribution of qualified financial assistance will be made available through gifts and awards such as scholarships.

The list of scholarship categories:

​The John Lepping Memorial Scholarships

 

The John Lepping Memorial Scholarships supports disabled students seeking to further their education. Through the experiences of the previous scholarship recipients, we know how difficult it can be for a family to support the financing of college education while simultaneously finding the means to deal with the medical and rehabilitation costs that accompany one’s disability. Students living with spinal cord injuries, rare skin conditions, debilitating Lyme disease, cerebral palsy, Fraser’s Syndrome, and Cress Syndrome have been the recipients of this college financial support.  

The CURE – Cancer Support Scholarship

 

CURE Magazine is the indispensable guide to every stage of the cancer experience combining science and humanity to make cancer understandable. The Lep Foundation and CURE Media Group work in a collaborative effort to support youngsters affected by cancer and have shown the courage and determination to finish their college education despite their setbacks. This scholarship will help to deter the costs of college for these individuals who may not have the resources due to overwhelming medical costs.  The scholarship is designated for students who were diagnosed with cancer and whose disease and related treatments placed a significant financial burden on them and their families.  

 

To fully realize its goals, the Foundation must generate funds from public sources that will provide steady and predictable income in support of the mission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

  

Tyler Vitiello, Montclair College

Mathew Sawh, Columbia University

Jordan Westwood, Ocean City H.S.

Nina Carrella,  Notre Dame High School

Joel Serrano, Notre Dame High School

Brittany DeLucia, Saddlebrook High School

2013

Gabrielle Pearce

Gabrielle Pearce

Tyler Vitiello

Tyler Vitiello

Charles Oh

Charles Oh

Richard Jenkins, Jr.

Richard Jenkins, Jr.

Jackie Paradine

Jackie Paradine

Xavier Colon

Xavier Colon

Amara Riccio

Amara Riccio

2012

  

 

Brianne Carroll,  Notre Dame High School

Meridith Bradford, Middletown HS South

James Conlon, Bridgewater Raritan HS

Jagger DeMarco, Lawrenceville HS

Joseph Carroll, Notre Dame High School

Aileen Jiang

Aileen Jiang

Montgomery High School The Committee selected Aileen Jiang based on her academic achievement and ability to achieve success despite the challenges of being diagnosed with CREST Syndrome. Aileen has an extensive volunteer resume most notably she is the president and founder of the Holiday Cheer Fund. Ms. Jiang is attending New York University .

Matthew Schnitzer

Matthew Schnitzer

Freehold Regional High School Matthew R. Schnitzer was selected based on his academic achievement and ability to achieve success despite the challenges of living with arthritis, auditory processing disorder, and Asperger Syndrome. He has been involved in community volunteering and various school clubs. Mr. Schnitzer is attending Brookdale Community College.

Zeisha Turmell

Zeisha Turmell

Neptune High School Ziesha Turmell was selected based on her academic achievement and ability to achieve success despite the challenges of living with Frasier's Syndrome and its complications resulting in both audio and visual impairments. She is involved in extensive volunteering; she is a black belt in Karate and a member of the National Honor Society. Ms. Turmell is attending Rochester Institute of Technology - National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Sean Wire

Sean Wire

Monmouth Regional High School Sean Wire received the scholarship based on his academic achievement and ability to achieve success despite suffering from complications from Lyme Disease confining him to a wheelchair. He is involved in volunteering at the local food banks and tutoring in schools. Mr. Wire is attending The College of New Jersey.

2010

  
Nick Maruca

Nick Maruca

Notre Dame High School The Committee selected Nicholas Maruca based on his academic achievement and ability to achieve success despite the challenges of living with cerebral palsy. Nicholas’s high school activities included football manager, advanced chorus, and he was in the National Honor Society. Mr. Maruca is attending Temple University.

Terrell M.Woods

Terrell M.Woods

Millington Central High School Terrell M. Woods received the scholarship based on his academic achievement and ability to achieve success despite suffering paralyzing vertebra injuries when he was a freshman. He has been involved in community speaking and various schools clubs. Mr. Woods is attending Memphis University.

Kyle A. Koemm

Kyle A. Koemm

Somerville High School Kyle A. Koemm was chosen based on his academic achievement and ability to achieve success despite the challenges of living with cerebral palsy. Kyle’s high school activities included the swim and track teams, and he is also an Eagle Scout. Mr. Koemm is attending The College of Wooster in the fall.

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