The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Becky Topelson Women’s Scholarship Fund.
The “Becky” was created in 1998 as a memorial to Becky Topelson. A leader at Federation, Becky was very active in the community as a volunteer, fundraiser, and leader.
The purpose of the fund is to provide money to a distinctive group of women selected for their leadership abilities, to help them reach their potential, while encompassing the high ideals and genuine concern for others, which was the hallmark of Becky’s life” said Andrea Hyatt, one of the founders of the fund.
The Becky Topelson Women’s Scholarship Fund for leadership development is housed at the Jewish Community Foundation of Colorado. Honorees are chosen for their leadership potential in the community and for their commitment to Jewish values. Recent award winners include Tiffany Glucksman, Emily Hyatt, Sheryl Feiler, Lola Zussman and Krista Boscoe.
This year, the Becky Topelson Young Women’s Scholarship will be available to applicants who are female Colorado residents between the ages of 21-35, who have been identified as leaders, or as having leadership potential, in the Jewish community. This scholarship distributes $1,000 annually to no more than two women who use these funds for a Federation young adult program such as a mission to Israel, TribeFest, or another young adult program.
Applications are available now available online at Scholarships.AJFColorado.org. All applications must be completed and turned in by February 20th.
About the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
Founded in 1946, the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado’s mission is to build and sustain Jewish life in Colorado, Israel and around the world. As a proud member of the Jewish Federations of North America, which is among the top ten charities in North America, Federation raises and allocates funds to a wide variety of partner agencies and organizations in Colorado, Israel and in more than 60 countries worldwide. Last year, Federation’s annual campaign raised $10.1 million. Federation’s endowment arm, the Jewish Community Foundation, houses more than $40 million in long term assets for individuals, agencies and synagogues in the community. For more information, visit us at www.ajfcolorado.org.