The Car Wash Operators of New Jersey (CWONJ) has awarded 2023 scholarships to Riley Stoops and Ashley Coiscou Perez. Both candidates displayed exemplary scholastic and extracurricular efforts, according to Dan Saidel, CWONJ Scholarship Chairman.

Stoops is an employee at Magic Wash in Manahawkin, NJ and plans to study mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. He spends much of his time as a trombonist/baritone player in several ensembles including the Southern Regional Golden Rams Marching Band where he is also on the leadership committee and has served as a section leader for the past two years.

Perez plans to pursue an arts and sciences major at Rutgers Newark College. She is an employee at Premier Car Wash in Millburn. Inspired by her aunt, who is a psychologist, Ashley would like to study how the mind works and its intellectual capacity and how we adapt to change in hopes of becoming an industrial-organizational psychologist.

Information on the CWONJ’s 2024 scholarship will be available in early 2024 on the association’s website,