Patriot Pen Essay Contest - This is for students in grades 6 - 8 and is conducted in the beginning of the school year (Sept). We are involved in the VECC (Ventnor) Middle School and the Richmond Avenue School (Atlantic City). We award prizes to the top 3 participants at each school. The theme for 2019 is "What Makes America Great."
College Scholarships - in 2018 we began awarding Absecon Island students at various high schools scholarships that ranged from $1800 - $5000 to 5 students from Atlantic City and Mainland High Schools for a total of $19,800. Preference is also given to those with some sort of military connection either through JROTC or family service. In 2019 we have awarded $18,000 including an online Masters level fully funded scholarship to the Coast Guard Military Spouse of the Year. In 2020 we awarded $17,000 in scholarships for students attending Texas A&M; Rutgers; St Joe's and Univ of Central Florida - another great year even during a pandemic. Scholarships awarded in 2021 to Rutgers and Texas A&M amounted to $8000.