By Judy Sherman, Chairman
On July 7, 2016, BOND members met with scholarship advisors Dana Rubin and Todd Sandler at the JFCS office to award our annual scholarships. The total amount given by BOND was $13,500, divided among 7 students, in grants ranging from $750 to $3,000.
Two graduate students were in the group, one a rabbinical student training to be a chaplain, and one training to be a Jewish educator.
The undergraduates ranged from a freshman hoping to become a lawyer to several students close to completing their undergraduate degrees in nursing, and in library science, who need help with every day expenses. Several are single parents who are older than traditional students and are dealing with difficult family situations. One has overcome a physical disability to study and work.
The scholarship program is one of our major activities. We can be proud to help local students who can advance their careers and overcome difficult circumstances with our aid.