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Georgian Court University Awarded $50,000 by OceanFirst Foundation

S. Rosemary Jeffries (second from left) accepts OceanFirst's generous $50,000 donation for GCU scholarships.

Lakewood, N.J., Jan. 21, 2014—Georgian Court University has been awarded $50,000 for student scholarships by the OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. The grant provided 20 Georgian Court students with $2,500 scholarships for the 2013–2014 academic year.

GCU President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., said the university was especially grateful for the scholarships provided by the OceanFirst Foundation. The awards allow GCU to offer a high-quality college education to promising students—many of whom would not be able to realize their dreams of earning a four-year degree without the generosity of donors like OceanFirst.

OceanFirst Foundation has donated a total of $680,903 to Georgian Court since 1997. Georgian Court University is located on a 156-acre historic campus in Lakewood and offers 31 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs. Georgian Court welcomes both men and women to reside on campus, as well as participate in NCAA Division II athletics and other student activities.

Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank ( has built a solid reputation and legacy as a good neighbor and responsible corporate citizen. The bank’s strong commitment to helping families, organizations, schools, and communities throughout central New Jersey meet their financial needs has spanned several generations, reaching new heights in 1996 with the creation of the OceanFirst Foundation. The foundation provides grants to organizations that meet community needs within the OceanFirst market area. Since its inception, the OceanFirst Foundation has contributed more than $23 million to over 600 local charities in Ocean, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties. To learn more about the OceanFirst Foundation, visit

This story first appeared as a news release in the GCU press room. For more information, contact the GCU Office of Public Information at 732.987.2266 or 732.987.2291.

Lakewood, N.J., Jan. 21, 2014—Georgian Court University has been awarded $50,000 for student scholarships by the OceanFi...

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