Scholarships

In keeping with our mission to promote the health and education of young people in the Cape May County community, Next Gen 30, INC offers 5 scholarships in honor of priorities that mattered to our namesake. All scholarships are due to guidance counselors, completed on the forms below, or emailed to nextgenthirty@gmail.com

by Thursday, May 20, 2021.

 

"Three Point"

Three separate $1,500 scholarships to college-bound seniors from Cape May County.

"Pay it Forward" 
 

$1,000 to a 2021 college-bound senior who was a member of the 2020-2021 girls basketball team at Wildwood Catholic Academy.

 

"Making of a Leader"

$1,000 tuition scholarship for a graduating 8th grade student of Wildwood Catholic Academy who will attend Wildwood Catholic Academy for high school. 

 

Please find further information regarding each scholarship below. 

The Three-Point Scholarship Application

 

For college-bound seniors from Cape May County

This award includes three separate $1,500 scholarships. Students may direct their applications to the following areas: athletic, academic, and/or service.

Academic

 

The Next Gen 30 Academic Scholarship honors Genny’s faith in the power of education. She never lost her hope for a cure to cancer, putting her full belief in the research of the doctors taking care of her. Students applying to this scholarship must include a recent transcript proving a GPA of 3 or higher.

 

 

Athletic

 

The Next Gen 30 Athletic Scholarship honors Genny’s passion for basketball. From scoring her 1,000th point on her high school basketball team to choosing a college major that helped her share that passion, Genny spent much of her short life on the court or in the gym. 

 

 

Service

 

The Next Gen 30 Service Scholarship honors Genny’s belief in the “Power of Community.” It was at WCHS that Genny embraced her community and became an active volunteer. After graduating from Rowan College, Genny returned to Cape May County. While working at Middle Township High School and battling cancer, Genny was an active volunteer for her friend John Lynch’s Lunch with Lynch Foundation. John and Genny coined the term “Power of Community” during her battle with cancer.

 

 

 

 

 




The "Pay it Forward" Scholarship Award

 

For a 2021 college-bound senior who was a member of the 2020-2021 girls basketball team at Wildwood Catholic Academy.

Genny Farnan lived her 29 years of life to the fullest. From the first time she ever dribbled a basketball as a young child to scoring 1,025 points as a member of the Wildwood Catholic girls’ basketball team by her senior year in 2005; she loved the game of basketball. Genny strived for excellence; she wanted to be the best and got the best out of her teammates. While working at Middle Township High School and battling cancer, Genny was an active volunteer for her friend John Lynch’s Lunch with Lynch Foundation. John and Genny coined the term “Power of Community” during her battle with cancer. Genny lived her life with the mission of helping others, to be a leader in the community and to “Pay it Forward”. After a courageous battle with brain cancer, Genny passed away on March 31, 2016. Submit a brief essay (about 500 words) explaining how you have “Paid it Forward” to your family, school, and/or the community. 

 

 

 

 




The “Making of a Leader” Scholarship Award

 For a graduating 8th grade student of Wildwood Catholic Academy who will attend Wildwood Catholic Academy for high school 

Genny Farnan, our organization’s namesake, believed in the power of leadership. She attended Our Lady Star of the Sea and Wildwood Catholic High School, where her Catholic education inspired her altruistic spirit. She was an active volunteer and worked to use her Rowan University education to help others. When faced with a brain cancer diagnosis, she bravely accepted novel treatments, hoping to at least inform future research and treatments for others. After her passing in 2016, we, her family, formed Next Gen 30, INC to benefit the health and education of young people in Cape May County in her honor.