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Alumni Association
Awards Scholarships
Five College-Bound Student-Athletes Receive $2,500 Scholarships

East Rutherford, NJ – The New Jersey Devils Alumni Association today named five student-athletes recipients of this year's scholarships for college-bound hockey players. The announcement was made by the association's co-directors, Bruce Driver and Randy Velischek.

This year's winners are Robert Grudzinski of Wayne, NJ;  Nathaniel Probert of Glen Rock, NJ;  Christopher Stackpole of Sussex, NJ;  Christopher Tompson of Chatham, NJ;  and Steven Tompson of Chatham, NJ.  Each recipient will receive a $2,500 scholarship to assist in their education at the college or university of their choice.  The scholarships were presented at the NJSIAA scholarship luncheon on Sunday, May 15, 2005.

Robert Grudzinski
Nathaniel Probert
Christopher Stackpole
Christopher Tompson

Winners were nominated by their athletic director or coach and complied with Scholarship Rules, which include the following criteria:  through their most recent grading period, the applicant must have attained a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 grading system) or equivalent grade if the student's school uses a different grading system.

Additionally, the applicant must have shown a commitment to volunteer work and community service through continued participation in a variety of projects or community organizations.  Community activities should reflect that the applicant is unselfishly "giving back" to society and that the applicant is motivated to serve.  Each winner must be accepted for admission on a full-time matriculating basis to a two- or four-year academic program at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

The alumni association was formed for the purposes of:  bringing together former Devils' players to develop enjoyable civic activities and charitable fund raisers;  participating in worthwhile charity/community service programs;  and developing means to help promote amateur hockey.  For a copy of the Official Rules and further information, please contact the Devils at 973-757-6100.  This marks the sixth year of the alumni association's scholarship program.