Each year, the County College of Morris (CCM) Foundation provides more than $200,000 in funding for nearly 80 scholarships. Those scholarships include general support, scholarships in the Liberal Arts, Business, Math, Engineering, Science, Technology, Nursing, and Horticulture. In addition, scholarships are provided for minority students, women, and students with disabilities.
On April 21 at 10 a.m., the CCM Student Government Association (SGA) will host the second annual Morris County Volleyball Tournament at the college. All proceeds from this event will go to the foundation’s scholarship program. Competition is exciting, and sometimes surprising, as teams of various training levels and ages compete for the title of Morris County Volleyball Champions. A live DJ will play music during the tournament and food will be available.
“It is our privilege to able to offer eager minds a chance to improve and enrich lives in their community,” says Anthony Scandariato of Randolph, president of the SGA. Last year, the SGA raised nearly $1,000 in proceeds for the scholarship program and is aiming for a higher goal in 2012.
The Morris County Volleyball Tournament is open to everyone ages 14 and up. The fee for each player is just $10. Teams may represent a company, neighborhood, school or any other group. Individuals also are welcomed to join in the fun and will be formed into teams the day of the event.
"I had a blast at the last tournament, and we didn't even come close to winning," says Karen Dougherty, inter-club council chair and senator in the SGA.