GTAMA Scholarships Awarded


GTAMA Scholarship Night
GTAMA Scholarship Night
Thanks to Mike Horan for the photography work.

Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association
Scholarship Programs


The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (G.T.A.M.A.) offers educational scholarships to full-time students who reside within the geographic boundaries of the Association and meet certain eligibility requirements.
Since 1998 the association has allocated approximately $185,000 to students from the Greater Tuckahoe Area. With the allocation of the 2018 funds the G.T.A.M.A. scholarship awards exceeds $202,000.
Nineteen students were honored on July 11, 2018 at the Upper Township Community Center on Rte 50 in Tuckahoe.
The Association has several awards programs with funding from several different private sources and through three main scholarship fund raising events (The Tour de Tuckahoe in May, The Tuckahoe River Canoe, Kayak and Poker Run in August and the Professional Craft Show in November).
Funding for high school seniors for the James and Martha Owens and the Alex and Virginia May Scholarships have been the mainstay for numerous years.  Monies allocated in a bequest in the will of James and Martha Owens started in the late 1980’s.  The May family provides funds in memory of their father and mother for a student attending a community college.
The B and G Scholarship is in the second year.  One male and one female high school senior that meets special criteria is selected as the recipient. The B and G scholarship is $2000 each payable at the end of the school year upon receiving a copy of the transcript plus the courses for the next semester.
A new scholarship for High School senior is provided by Marjorie and Stoddard Bixby for a student enrolled in one of the S.T.E.M. disciplines. The award is $1000.
This year one student received a certificate from the James and Martha Owens fund and will receive funds after successfully completing the first college semester and providing the scholarship committee a copy of their transcript.
Allocation of funds is based on individual and family volunteering efforts at G.T.A.M.A. events, financial need and the essay.
The G.T.A.M.A. Post-Secondary and the Alex and Virginia May Scholarship recipients for those full-time students already in college must maintain at least a “B” GPA.  They received a check and a certificate.
In Memory of President Roland Bonner a new scholarship in his name has been created for an individual already enrolled in College. The scholarship of $1000 is for a full time student with a ”B” GPA.
The GTAMA Scholarship committee reviewed the applications and input from the scholarship sponsors and allocated funds to the following individuals for the 2018 scholarship year –
High School Seniors
James and Martha Owens Scholarship
Last Name First Name College Major Award
Connell Calen Stockton University Law enforcement $1,000
B and G Scholarship
Carter Jonathan Wingate Trauma Nursing $2,000
Jones Anthony University of Miami Accounting $2,000
Marjorie & Stoddard Bixby Scholarship
Bell Dustin Stockton University Video Game Design $1,000
Post-Secondary Students
Roland Bonner Memorial Scholarship
Saul Michael Stevens Tech Mech Engineering $1,000
Bonner Elena Stockton University Nursing $800
Carter Ed High Pt University Business $800
Conrad Kyle Fairleigh-Dickenson Business $800
Crowell Madeline Loyola University Global Studies $800
Devine Fiona St. Joseph University Health services $800
Gibboney Ambrosia Atlantic Community College Radiology $800
Handley Brooke Flager University Env science $500
Palmer Stephen Rowan University Civil Engineering $800
Schiavone Jared University of Tampa Political science $650
Schiavone Jason Widener University Nursing $650
Surran Brooke Rowan University Paramedic $800
Terwilliger Devon Loyola University Speech Path $800
Alex & Virginia May
Crowell Jack Atlantic Community College Communications $1,000


Note: The G.T.A.M.A. is a federally designated 501 (c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization.