The Cento Amici Scholarship at Union County College

The Scholarship certificate was presented by (left to right) Dr. Thomas H. Brown, resident of Union County College; John Neiswanger, Board of Governors of UCC and member of Cento Amici; Joseph Eulo, Cento Amici Scholarship recipient; and Thomas J. Sharkey Jr., Chair of the Union County College Foundation


The Cento Amici Scholarship at Union County College (UCC) was established in memory of John Neiswanger, an early member of Cento Amici, a Union County College board member and a dedicated business professional who was always mentoring young people. Established as an endowed scholarship with the Union County College Foundation in 2002, nearly 50 students have been awarded $174K in scholarships based on academic achievement and financial need.

One of the most racially and ethnically diverse county colleges in New Jersey with major campuses in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield and Scotch Plains, UCC is known for excellence among regional colleges and universities with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and applied sciences as well as a large educator of undergraduate healthcare professionals in New Jersey with student cooperative programs partnering with several major New Jersey hospitals.

Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, UCC is also recognized for its national honors programs helping students develop solid pathways to a bachelor’s degree including top universities and colleges, teaching English as a second language, and a distinguished American Sign Language program.