Educational Research Center Of America Announces Winners Of 2012-2013 Community Contribution Scholarship

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Educational Research Center of America ("ERCA") is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012-2013 Community Contribution Scholarship competition.  Each year, ERCA awards twenty-five $1,000 scholarships to high school students across the United States of America.  These students have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities by identifying a problem, and then developing and implementing a solution thereto.

The scholarships assist students in covering the incidental costs of their post-secondary education and are not based upon financial need.  "Our mission is to support students who have made a positive contribution to their communities and will continue to make a difference at college and the world beyond," noted Larry Lansing, Executive Director of ERCA.  "We are pleased to award these scholarships to the following students:"

Class of 2013

Kellie Abbott, Princeton, LA

Alena Antonowich, Norcross, GA

Gabrielle Beecher, Davie, FL

Marcy K. Brown, Las Vegas, NV

Carmela Delda, Chino Hills, CA

Claire P. Duffy, Burbank, CA

Sydney Ford, Gaffney, SC

Elly Jones, Missoula, MT

Aliehs Lee, Tyler, TX

Timothy Matthews, Jeddo, MI

Brian Morgan, Hopkinton, NH

Bethany Morrow, Yuba City, CA

Victoria Elizabeth Negron, Ridgewood, NJ

Emily Niditch, Williamsport, PA

Dionne Parker, Waterbury, CT

Lauren Ritter, Swink, CO

Samantha Wulfson, South Burlington, VT


Class of 2014

Mehul Bhagat, Suwanee, GA

Ben Bullerman, Waterloo, IA

Kevin Reis Chaves, Northport, NY

Nicholas Cobb, Allen, TX

Kaylen Azaline Gunn, Hoover, AL

Cambria Sawyer, Dripping Springs, TX

Cole Thompson, Lebanon, IN


Class of 2015

Rachel Ley, Stevens Point, WI

About Educational Research Center of America

Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) is a private, non-profit, non-government-affiliated corporation that conducts annual voluntary surveys of secondary school students. The survey questions concentrate on the major fields of study and degree categories offered by college and universities across the United States. Non-personally identifiable information collected through the survey is compiled in ERCA's Annual Secondary School Student Survey Report. The report and list of winners can be found online at

Media Contact: Lawrence Lansing, Educational Research Center of America, 561-882-9800,

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