The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Awards $71,400 in College Scholarships; Thirty area students received scholarships to pursue undergraduate studies

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The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Awards $71,400 in College Scholarships

Thirty area students received scholarships to pursue undergraduate studies.

 

(Sarasota-Manatee) The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee (JFSM) recently awarded $71,400 to 30 students from the Sarasota and Manatee region. All recipients are pursuing full-time undergraduate studies at universities, colleges or community colleges and have demonstrated a commitment to religious and community service involvement, a strong academic record, and demonstrated financial need.

Award recipients and their families were welcomed at a reception on the JFSM campus on May 20, where scholarship fund-holders were able to meet and present certificates to recipients of their respective scholarships. Haven Miller, who received one of five Betty Schoenbaum scholarships, spoke about how JFSM youth programs and scholarships have shaped her academic goals. Maria Wirries, a Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship recipient and musical theater major at Penn State, performed “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “Almost There.”

Roxanne Felig, who received awards from the Edith Becker Lilienfeld Scholarship, Meyer Sarkin Scholarship, B’nai B’rith Gulf Coast Lodge #2004 Scholarship and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee College Scholarship, was unable to attend the reception but provided the following testimonial: “The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee played an integral role in my life for many years. I was fortunate to participate in the Florence Melton Communiteen Program, the Bob Malkin Young Ambassador mission and the March of the Living mission. Since graduating from Pine View two years ago, I also received very generous college scholarships from The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee to help defer the cost of my college education. Without these scholarships, attending college would have been a huge financial burden. I am so lucky to be live in a community with an organization that fosters such amazing opportunities for our youth.” Felig will be entering her second year at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

“Helping young people reach their educational goals is paramount to our mission,” says Howard Tevlowitz, JFSM’s executive director, who explains that JFSM has awarded nearly $440,000 in college scholarships in the past nine years. “We’re grateful to the generous donors who endow their legacy gifts for scholarships funds so that, year after year, students can pursue their dreams at an institution of higher learning. Many of the young people who received scholarships have found ways to give back to their Jewish community, exemplifying the tradition of “L’dor V’dor,” or passing good along from generation to generation.”

 

2015 JFSM Scholarship Awards

 

 

Award: Betty Schoenbaum Family Scholarship

Recipient: Alina Chevstov

 

Award: Betty Schoenbaum Scholarship

Recipients: Dana Kulbersh, Haven Miller, Jamie Metzger, Rebecca Schild,

Liv Tishman

 

Award: B’nai B’rith Gulf Coast Lodge #2004 Scholarships

Recipients:    Roxanne Felig Julie Lichterman, Rachel Pearson

                                                      

Award: Belle and Herman B. Behrenfeld Scholarship

Recipients: Rachel Pearson

 

Award: Meyer Sarkin Scholarship Fund

Recipients: Roxanne Felig

 

Award: Marjorie and Earl Sharff Scholarship

Recipients: Maxwell Strauss (parents to accept award)

 

Award: Herbert Angel Scholarship

Recipients: Maxwell Strauss (parents to accept award)

 

Award: Anne and David Anchin Scholarship Fund

Recipient: Madison Bryan, Robert Greenstein

 

Award: Grace and Sam Gorlitz Scholarship Fund

Recipients: Rachel Pearson

 

Award: Edith Becker Lilienfeld Scholarship

Recipients: Roxanne Felig

 

Award: Helen and Newton Sobin Scholarship

Recipients: Dana Kulbersh

 

Award: Selma and Sydney Flanzbaum Scholarship

Recipients: Jennifer Greenstein, Zachary Zimmerman

 

Award: Ruth and David Gorton Scholarship Fund

Recipients: Ike Pintchuck

 

Award: Ronald and Geri Yonover Scholarship

Recipients: Crystal Greenberg, Amanda Russo, Rebecca Schild, Sydney Weiss

 

Award: Jerome and Ruth Kapner Scholarship

Recipients: Alex Balno, Sydney Wankoff-Bigness

 

Award: Dr. Nelson and Marjorie Newmark Scholarship

Recipients: Dana Kulbersh

 

Award: Bernard Isaacs Family Scholarship

Recipients: Sydney Weiss

 

Award: Sam and Sally Shapiro Scholarship

Recipient: Sydney Wankoff-Bigness

 

Award: The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

Recipients: Alina Chevstov, Roxanne Felig, Liv Tishman

 

Award: Ned and Janet Sinder Scholarship Trust – 1st year

Recipients: Haley Dennis , Jessie Greenberg, Alex Zirkle

 

Award: Ned and Janet Sinder Scholarship Trust – 2nd year

Recipients: Talia Daniel, Rachel Metzger, Brittney Mintz

 

Award: Jacqueline Siegel-Frascella Scholarship

Recipients: Jared Dipsiner

 

Award: Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship Award

Jewish Recipients: Crystal Greenberg, Julie Lichterman, Amanda Russo Christian Recipients: Nikolas Mansour, Kali-Ray Skinner, Maria Wirries

 

For more information about The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, call 941-371-4546 or visit www.jfedsrq.org.

About The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in the Sarasota-Manatee region, in Israel, and throughout the world. In addition, the Federation is responsive when worldwide catastrophes occur. For more information, call 941-371-4546 or visit www.jfedsrq.org.

 

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