The Lions Club of Cranbury is administering two Scholarships and one Award, all of which are available to students residing in Cranbury. The descriptions of each are attached. Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships and award; and parents, school staff members, youth leaders, and neighbors are encouraged to nominate any worthy student for the Stan Thomas Community Service Award.
Stan Thomas Community Service Award
Lion Stan Thomas, a life long resident of Cranbury, shared his time and energy, without compensation, and in a most altruistic fashion, with the volunteer organizations in Cranbury, in particular, Boy Scout Troop 52, his church, and the Cranbury Lions Club, where he was a Past President, Board Member, Regional Chairperson, Lion of the Year, and a Melvin Jones Fellow. The "Stan Thomas Community Service Award" is sponsored by the Cranbury Lions Club, and is awarded each year to one Cranbury Youth who exhibits the spirit of Community Service that Lion Stan Thomas exhibited throughout his lifetime. Full details can be found here: thomas.html
Dr. David C. Tudor Science Scholarship
Dr. David C. Tudor, a member of the Cranbury Lions since 1985, was a practicing veterinarian on Station Road, as well as a Professor at Rutgers University. "Doc" Tudor became a Melvin Jones Fellow in 1993, one of the highest Lion's awards, and was a member of the Cranbury Lions Board of Directors, as well as serving a term as Vice President. He was selected as Cranbury Lion of the Year in 1986. A scholarship, administered by the Cranbury Lions, has been established in his name. This scholarship is given annually to a Cranbury high school senior who will major in Science at an accredited college AND/OR to Cranbury college students already with a major in science. Full details can be found here: tudor.html
Todd M. Beamer Memorial Scholarship
Todd M. Beamer, a resident of Cranbury, gave his life on 9-11-01 leading other passengers in overpowering the hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93. It is thought that Mr. Beamer's actions caused the Boeing 757 to crash in Pennsylvania, foiling the hijacker's plan of flying the aircraft into an unknown Washington, DC target. This ultimate, unselfish act no doubt saved hundreds, possibly thousands of lives, at the cost of his own. A scholarship award, administered by the Cranbury Lions, has been established in his name. This scholarship is given annually to a recommended Cranbury high school senior who has best demonstrated Citizenship in the community. Full details can be found here: beamerSchol.html