At a recent board meeting of the Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women, eight graduating high school seniors were awarded $1,000 college scholarships. The students were chosen based on their academic records, in recognition of their leadership accomplishments in school and community, and their commitment to Jewish values.
Marjorie G. Aerenson Memorial Scholarships were awarded to Rebecca Brandon (Westwood Jr./Sr HS/ Brandeis University) and Deanna Javer (Mahwah HS/ Adelphi College). Lauren Cohen (Pascack Valley HS/Tufts University) was the Kabakow Family Scholarship awardee. Dina Gelsey (Northern Valley Regional HS/ University of Rochester) received the Wolfeiler-Simon Scholarship. Tal Kamin (Bergen County Academies/University of Michigan) earned the Bach Scholarship. Sofie Kravitz (Northern Valley Regional HS/Ithaca College) received the Zimmerman Family Scholarship. National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section Scholarships were given to Nicole Matanov (Academies at Englewood/ Occidental College) and Melanie Lieder (Ridgewood HS/Middlebury College).
Evalyn Brownstein, the scholarship committee co-chair, presented the awards. “Among the scholarship criteria were each candidate’s academic record, meaningful participation in school and/or community activities, and financial need,” she said. “This year’s recipients raised the bar in every way.”
Other committee members included Grace Fuld, Phyllis Grossman-Kaplan, Peggy Kabakow, Elizabeth Warms, Henrietta Wolfeiler, and Nanette Matlick, the other co-chair. For more information on NCJW BCS, go to www.ncjwbcs.org or call (201) 385-4847.