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Congregation Beth Ohr Scholarship Information


Dear Congregant,

In the spring we sent notification to the entire congregation that there is scholarship money available for students in a variety of situations. These are for deserving members or children of our synagogue members whose families are in good financial standing.  A student may apply for any or all awards for which he/she is eligible.  All require an application and essay These are available every year. Because of Covid we had extended out usual deadlines. Of particular interest is a $1000 scholarship for a graduating high school senior who will be attending college or a technical training school. The new deadline is July 15, 2021.

The same essay may be used for the Gesher, and Goldstein scholarships, or different essays may be written..  The successful applicant for the first two awards will be able to describe in detail actual activities which demonstrate his or her Jewish commitment.

Gesher Scholarship:  Any graduating high school senior who has been accepted to a college or technical training school is eligible for this award. A student may apply before he/she is accepted but the check will go to the school that accepts him or her.  The focus is on making a place for the synagogue in one’s life. Award has been $1000 to one student, or a
lesser amount, not necessarily evenly divided, if split between two students.

Harriet Goldstein Scholarship:  Any student up to and including the age of 18 is eligible.  The award is to be used to further the student’s knowledge, background, or interest in Jewish life.  Maximum award is $100.

Bloomstone Encampment Fund: This year METNY USY Encampment is only two days and Kadima Encampment is only one dayAny student planning to go to Kadima or USY Encampment is eligible. The purpose of the award is to encourage the pursuit of Jewish learning through attendance at Kadima or USY end of summer encampment.  Past award has been $75 to any student who goes to METNY Kadima/USY Encampment.     

CLICK HERE to download the application..

New Deadline of Application with Essay: July 15 - Email to
lease write Scholarship in the subject line.
If you are applying for more than one scholarship, please submit the essays separately, clearly labeled. Only one application is necessary.

All Applicants will be notified by the end of July.

Thank you,

Sherry Skolnik
Chair, Scholarship Committee


Wed, January 26 2022 24 Shevat 5782