The Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women has awarded endowed scholarships to young Jewish women who have graduated from Bergen County public high schools and plan to attend a four-year college or university. Applicants must have earned excellent grades, participated in school and /or community extracurricular activities in a meaningful way, and identify with Jewish values.
At a recent NCJW BCS board meeting, 10 graduates each were awarded a $1,000 scholarship in honor of their achievements and their leadership potential. Scholarships were presented in person, after two years of virtual presentations.
Brooke Ackerman of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan and Villanova University received the Podorefsky Family Scholarship. Ariana Altman of River Dell High School and Binghamton University won the Bach Scholarship. The Matlick Family Scholarship Fund went to Jessica Ilin of Bergen Academies and Duke University. Marjorie G. Aerenson Memorial Scholarships were given to Gabriella Goldberg of Ramapo High School and Boston University and Leehe Peleg of Bergen Academies and George Washington University. Erinn Rebhun of River Dell High School and Middle Tennessee State University earned the Marilyn Taffet Memorial Scholarship. Isabel Dubov of Tenafly High School and the University of Michigan was the Wolfeiler-Simon Scholarship recipient and Bailey Topfer of Tenafly High School and the University of Miami was awarded the Kabakow Family Scholarship Fund. The National Council of Jewish Women awarded two scholarships — one to Hayley Leopold of River Dell High School and Bucknell University and to Gabrielle Beck of Tenafly High School and Vanderbilt University.
Grace Fuld, Phyllis Grossman-Kaplan, Peggy Kabakow, Elizabeth Warms, Henrietta Wolfeiler, and Bea Podorefsky, were the members of the scholarship committee, which Evalyn Brownstein and Nanette Matlick co-chaired.
For more information on NCJW BCS and its upcoming programs, go to ncjwbcs.org or call (201) 385-4847.