NJ Sharing Network Awards Scholarships to Local Students

Left to right: Rogolsky; NJ Sharing Network President & CEO Joe Roth; FotiCredits: Nick Benedetto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Recently, two New Jersey students received scholarships on behalf of NJ Sharing Network, both in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Blake Rogolsky, from Morganville and a graduate of Marlboro High School (MHS), received the Betsy Niles scholarship. She will be attending the University of Michigan in the Fall. The Betsy Niles scholarship is offered in memory of Betsy Niles, a children’s book editor and lifelong resident of Montclair. Betsy died in 2011 and, in keeping with her tradition of lifelong giving, her organs were donated. Betsy was known for always giving the perfect gift for every occasion. Betsy’s last gift was the greatest gift of all, the gift of life.

Blake watched her father suffer with genetic heart disease. After he received a heart transplant, she dedicated her life to organ donation. She became a NJ Sharing Network state ambassador at 13 years old. She has participated in the 5K Celebration of Life as a team captain for three years. She started a “Donate Life Club” at her high school to educate her peers about organ donation. Continue reading
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