JFSA offers scholarships for local high school seniors

The Jewish Family Service Association has announced two scholarship opportunities for all local high school seniors, with no restrictions regarding race, ethnicity or religion. The deadline to apply is March 1 for the upcoming 2013–14 academic year.

The Jack W. and Shirley J. Berger Scholars Fund was established in 1988 by two former Clevelanders to encourage students to attain academic excellence at a secular institution. This scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who meets the following requirements: is a resident of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage or Summit counties; has a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a minimum SAT score of 1850 or ACT score of 28; will take a college course in comparative religion; is a full‐time student seeking a secular education; and exhibits financial need.

The Yoda‐Newton “Share the Luv” Scholarship was established in 2006 to help students who have faced adversity or who volunteer to help others in need. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who meets the following requirements: is a Cuyahoga County resident, has overcome adversity or is an active community volunteer, has a minimum GPA of 3.0, and exhibits financial need.

Applications are available online at www.jfsa‐cleveland.org. For more information, contact Toby Bresky, manager of the College Financial Aid Program at tbresky@jfsa‐cleveland.org.

JFSA of Cleveland, a private nonprofit organization, serves to strengthen families and individuals in both the Jewish and general communities in Northeast Ohio. Guided by traditional Jewish values of communal responsibility and social justice, JFSA is committed to enhancing every individual’s ability to thrive in our community. For more information, visit www.jfsa‐cleveland.org.

Lisa Brody

Lisa Brody, a longtime Cleveland Heights resident and Heights High alumna, is JFSA's manager of marketing and communications.

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