JEWISHcolorado Offering Scholarships for Jewish Young Women Leaders

DENVER, Colo.— JEWISHcolorado is currently accepting applications on behalf of two Young Women’s Scholarship Funds, made possible through generous donations from the families of Linda Fenner and Becky Topelson. Each year, the funds award up to $6,000 in scholarships. Applicants must be Jewish women between the ages of 21 and 45 who have been identified as leaders or as having leadership potential in the Jewish community. They must be Colorado residents.

The purpose of the scholarship fund is to enable young Jewish women to participate in educational conferences, missions to Israel, or other young adult programs that develop leadership skills. Eligible programs should teach leadership skills, contain creative and interactive elements where Jewish women can network, and build self-esteem.

The application deadline is Friday, October 2nd with decisions being made by Friday October 23rd.   Applications may be downloaded or completed online at JEWISHcolorado.org/community-resources/scholarships.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Geller, at 303.316.6488, or sgeller@JEWISHcolorado.org.

About JEWISHcolorado

Founded in 1946, JEWISHcolorado, formerly known as Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, is a proud member of the Jewish Federations of North America, which is among the top ten charities on the continent working together to protect and enhance the well-being of Jews worldwide. JEWISHcolorado 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, JEWISHcolorado’s annual campaign raised $10.4 million and the endowment arm houses more than $50 million in long term assets for individuals, agencies and synagogues in the community. JEWISHcolorado’s mission: We secure, steward, and share philanthropic and human resources in support of vibrant Jewish life in Colorado, Israel, and around the world.  We also mobilize the Jewish community in times of need. For more information, visit us at www.JEWISHcolorado.org

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About Michele Weingarden

Michele Weingarden is the Communications Manager for JEWISHcolorado. JEWISHcolorado provides a pathway for Coloradans to connect with their Jewish identity and values. We offer diverse, creative and inviting opportunities to embrace all Jews at every age and stage in life. Since 1946, JEWISHcolorado has offered programs and services to unite with the people of Israel and ensure a thriving and lasting Jewish community in Colorado. For more information, visit www.JEWISHcolorado.org.

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