Georgia Turner and Brendan McClure win $2,500 2016 MBA Scholarships

Two local students, Georgia Turner and Brendan McClure are the proud recipients of the 2016 Margate Business Association’s Daniel and Maria Walters Scholarship Program.

The outstanding High School seniors were each awarded $2,500 during a presentation Tuesday, June 7 at the Margate Public Library. Margate Business Association President Ed Berger along with members of the MBA and their scholarship committee were in attendance to present the students with a ceremonial, oversized check.

Turner, Captain of the Atlantic City High School Lacrosse team, will be attending Kutztown University in the Fall, with a proposed Sports Management major. She has demonstrated exceptional athletic ability as a two sport varsity player, was voted MVP for the last three years and has exemplified scholastic excellence. 

McClure, a National Honor Society Member of Ocean City High School, will be heading to Rutgers University with a proposed major in Environmental Economics. He has been recognized as a national AP scholar with distinction by the College Board and was voted Winter Track MVP for the past two years.

Both students received glowing letters of recommendation for character, academic excellence, service and leadership.

The students were judged based upon the submission of three references that are unrelated to the applicant, a list of activities and awards and writing a 300-500-word essay on the topic: “Have you ever had a eureka moment?”

Scholarship funds are raised through yearly MBA special events: the annual MBA Wine Tasting; Beachstock Saturday, June 25 and Margate Fall Funfest by the Bay Saturday and Sunday Sept. 24 and 25.

Margate Business Association President Ed Berger awards $2,500 by the MBA’s Daniel and Maria Walters Scholarship Program to residents Georgia Turner and Brendan McClure Tuesday, June 7 at the Margate Public Library. Pictured from left to right: Joe Tozzi, Etagram/Tozzi Enterprises; MBA President, Ed Berger; Students Georgia Turner and Brendan McClure; Paula Hartman, Hartman Home Team/Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; and Scholarship Chairpersons and founders Maria Walters and Dr. Daniel Walters.

Margate Business Association President Ed Berger awards $2,500 by the MBA’s Daniel and Maria Walters Scholarship Program to residents Georgia Turner and Brendan McClure Tuesday, June 7 at the Margate Public Library. Pictured from left to right: Joe Tozzi, Etagram/Tozzi Enterprises; MBA President, Ed Berger; Students Georgia Turner and Brendan McClure; Paula Hartman, Hartman Home Team/Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; and Scholarship Chairpersons and founders Maria Walters and Dr. Daniel Walters.


The Margate Business Association exists to promote the economic and physical revitalization and welfare of the businesses and Bay District of Margate, including the advancement of the Margate Community through local scholarship, events to promote family activities and providing assistance to local governments and organizations situated in the City of Margate, the County of Atlantic, and the State of New Jersey. It is supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism

Margate City incorporated as the borough of South Atlantic City by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on September 7, 1885, from portions of Egg Harbor Township. Then, it was reincorporated with the name Margate City April 20, 1909. The city stretches approximately eight blocks from the Atlantic Ocean to the bay at most points in town and is roughly 2 miles long. Margate’s full-time population was estimated in 2007 at more than 8,500, less than 4,000 households and approximately 2,300 families.