GOOD NEWS: WWII Veteran Donates $2M For STEM Scholarships

Grads at a New Jersey high school may qualify for college scholarship money thanks to a generous donation from an alumnus. Seniors at Bayonne High School who want to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or math could get some help paying for college after a major contribution from William Gawor, who graduated back in 1937, served in World War II and had a successful engineering career.

His $2-million gift created the William Gawor Perpetual Scholarship Fund which will provide college scholarships to students at his alma mater. Interim Superintendent Michael Wanko says the district hopes to award money to the first recipient at the end of the school year.

"Of course we're very pleased with this most generous bequest," Wanko says. "It appears that Bayonne High School had a great impact on this gentleman to make such an award for us."


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