Amwell Valley Trail Association

 Scholarship Program

The Charles Foster Weeden III
Memorial Scholarship Fund
CFWSF Bylaws

In 1985, Mary Weeden had a very good idea - to create an association that establishes organized trails, rules and regulations for riders and hikers in the Amwell Valley. This organized approached was a relief to local landowners; no longer would crops be placed in jeopardy by the trampling of horse and rider. The riders were provided with maps and properly cleared trails. Everyone benefited from Mary’s idea – and the Amwell Valley Trail Association (A.V.T.A.) became a reality. Years later Chuck Weeden, a faithful supporter of the Association, passed away and in his honor, the A.V.T.A. created The Charles Foster Weeden III Memorial Scholarship Fund. The A.V.T.A.'s annual Hunter Pace, held on the first weekend in October is our primary fund raiser for the Fund.

Award Amount: $1000.00
Eligibility: Any East Amwell Township student, any member of Amwell Valley Trail Association,  Amwell Valley Hounds Pony Club, Hunterdon County 4H planning to further his/her education in the area of agriculture, environmental science, animal husbandry or veterinary science in college. This is also open to anyone that is in college now applying from AVTA, AVPC or HC 4H need not be a member currently, but must have been a member in good standing the year they left for college.

Type of Criteria: Merit-Based Scholarship
Selection Committee:
Amwell Valley Trail Association Board of Directors 

Application Requirements: Essay (up to 300 words) about your background and future plans and the following information: Student’s name: Address: Primary parent:  Secondary parent:  Siblings names, ages, grade, school:  College you plan to attend: Colleges to which you applied: SAT scores if taken: GPA if available: Plan for major: Academic awards & honor societies: Extracurricular activities:  Employment experiences:
Note: If you are a Hunterdon Central Student, please use the Hunterdon Central merit based application along with your essay. 

Link to printable word application:   Application

Please mail the above information to: Gail Cahill 353 Rileyville Rd. Ringoes, NJ 08551

Deadline for Application Return:  April 30, 2020
Charles F. Weeden III Scholarship winners:

   Katie Elbert                      Amanda Struening                  Devin Doherty

          2010                                    2009                                  2008 

Scholarship Fund Application Previous Scholarship Recipients:

1998 - Kristi Carver - Environmental Science
1999 - Joshua Van Hoosea - Equine Science
2000 - 2003 - Kristen Hyland - Environmental Science
2001 - Elizabeth Vucolo - Botany
2002 - Natalia Lyons - Horticulture/Agriculture
2003 - Andre Tyler - Environmental Science
2004 - Ann Buckwalter - Landscape Architecture
2005 - Holly Roessner - Veterinary Science
2006 - Cecelia Angelone - Environmental Science
2007 - Alyssa Oman -Equine Science
2008 - Devin Doherty
2009 - Amanda Struening - Vet Science
2010 - Katie Elbert - Pre Vet
2011 - Jessica Krystek - Animal Science
2012 - Summer Loggins - Pre Vet
2012 - Madeline Peters - Veterinary Science
2013 - Sara Hankins - Animal Science
2014 - Erica Possumato - Environmental Science
2014 - Christian Mirabito  - Ag Science
2015 - Deena Cahill  - Environmental Science
2015 - Casey Bolanowski - Animal Assisted Therapy
2016 - Morgan McCord - Veterinary Science
2016 - Nadia Saponara - Environmental Science
2017 - Miya Kathiari - Animal Science
2018 - 
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