Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery Helps Teen Realize Her Dreams

Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery
1500 & 1621 Stuyvesant Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
908-688-4300

For Immediate Release:  April 9, 2012

Contact: Bernard E. Stoecklein Jr.      1-800-CMS-1981

High school seniors face intense competition for acceptance into colleges and universities and rising tuition costs add to their stress. The Board of Trustees of Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery understands the challenges that today’s teens face and is committed to helping them realize their dreams of pursuing higher education and ultimately their chosen careers. Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery, in conjunction with its affiliate The Realize Your Dream Foundation, recently awarded a scholarship to a local student.

Shalyn M. Brangman of Union, New Jersey has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship to the college of her choice.  Shalyn is the daughter of Sharon and Ronald Brangman.  She is a senior at the Academy for Information Technology and plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at Rowan University.

“We are very pleased to award this scholarship to this talented student,” said Bernard E. Stoecklein Jr., president of Hollywood Memorial Park & Cemetery. The Realize Your Dream scholarship was created for students who display a zest for life, a thirst for knowledge, a need to achieve, the courage to make tough decisions and the confidence to stand alone.  It is presented in the belief that a striving, committed person can utilize the wisdom acquired through learning to make a difference in their own life as well as in the lives of others. This young woman exhibits all of these qualities.”

The Realize Your Dream Foundation provides financial support to local high school seniors pursuing collegiate studies in communities in which CMS-affiliated cemeteries and memorial parks are located. For consideration, students are required to complete the scholarship application and maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

For more information about the Realize Your Dream Foundation’s scholarship opportunities contact Hollywood Memorial Park & Cemetery at 908-688-4300.

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