JWVS cholarships Recognize Outstanding Citizenship in Stamford Youth for 12th Year: Application Period Now Open for JWV Community Service Scholarships
STAMFORD, CT – October 21, 2015. The Jewish War Veterans, Fred Robbins Post 142, announced today that applications are now being accepted for its 2015 JWV Community Service Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to high seniors who have made a significant contribution to the Stamford community and are given in honor of Stamford veterans who have selflessly served our country and community.
Now in its 12th year, the JWV Community Service Scholarships were established in 2005 when Fred Robbins Post 142 expanded the Citizen of the Year (COTY) program — one of Stamford’s most coveted community service/volunteer recognition efforts — to include young adults.
“Scholarship winners will receive grants of up to $7,500 to be used for higher education at an accredited institution of his or her choice. Since its inception, JWV Fred Robbins Post 142 has awarded 58 Community Service Scholarships totaling more than $300,000,” says Rick Redniss, co-chair of the Stamford Citizen of the Year Committee and chair of its JWV Scholarship Selection Committee.
“It is critical to for Stamford to recognize in a tangible way such exceptional and motivated high school men and women – the future Citizens of the Year,” Redniss adds. “Just as the Stamford Citizens of the Year are selected based on specific, nonsectarian criteria, so are these high school seniors. We encourage all area high school guidance counselors and parent scholarship committees to work with their senior classes to apply.”
“These scholarships go beyond academic performance,” explains Gary Stone, co-chair of the Stamford Citizen of the Year Committee and Selection Committee member, “to acknowledge excellence and leadership in community service across Stamford’s broad and diverse needs. Like the Citizen of the Year, these students must demonstrate the high standards of responsibility in civic life, help in the promotion of projects for the public welfare and personally have worked with distinction to improve Stamford on a communitywide basis.”
“We are always impressed when reviewing these student applications at the passion, time and energy that our youth devote to making Stamford a better place to live,” remarks Juanita James, Stamford’s 2009 COTY and scholarship committee member, who has presented the scholarships with Mayor David Martin at past COTY awards dinners. “It is truly amazing what they accomplish!”
To be eligible for a JWV Community Service Scholarship, a student must be a high school senior and a resident of Stamford.
Students from both public and private high schools in the area, not just Stamford, are eligible to apply as long as their community service and volunteerism has been in Stamford. Applications can be downloaded by clicking on this link JWV Scholarship Application 2015 – 2016.
Applications must be received by midnight Sunday, January 31, 2016. Applications can be emailed to StamfordCitizen@aol.com or sent to: Scholarship Selection Committee, 2015 Stamford Citizen of the Year, 22 First Street, Stamford, CT 06905.
|October 28, 2015||Articles|
In conjunction with the annual City of Stamford Citizen of the Year event, scholarships of up to $7,500 are awarded by the Fred Robbins Post 142 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Stamford, Conn., to graduating seniors who have provided outstanding community service in the City of Stamford This scholarship is performance-based and non-sectarian. Religious affiliation is neither a requirement nor considered. Students from both public and private high schools are eligible to apply. To be eligible for a COTY – JWV Community Service Scholarship, a student must be a high school senior and a resident of Stamford. Scholarship winners will receive grants of up to $7,500 to be used for higher education at an accredited institution of his or her choice. Recipients will be selected based on the their: Exemplarily volunteer service benefitting the Stamford Community, Leadership roles, if any, Letters of recommendations (see #1 below), and Academic record. To apply for a scholarship, mail or deliver the completed application with required documents to: COTY/JWV Community Scholarship Selection Committee 22 First Street Stamford, CT 06905 You can access a PDF of the application here. more
|December 23, 2014||Articles|
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|September 22, 2014||Articles|
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