Nominations Now Being Accepted for Jewish Scholar Athlete Awards

Posted By: jgoggins on Apr 03, 2012 in Blog, Youth Activities
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Applications for the Don Erkis/Lou Berliner High School Jewish Scholar/Athlete Award are now being accepted for the 2012 scholarship. The High School Jewish Scholar Athlete Program was established to recognize local high school Jewish athletes who have excelled in the classroom and in the athletic arena. The scholarship is endowed by the family of Don Erkis, in the memory of Don Ekris and Lou Berliner. Both men, members of the Jewish Center Sports Hall of Fame, were active sportsmen their entire lives. Their interest and involvement with high school Jewish athletes was an inspiration to all.

To be eligible for the award candidates must reside in the Central Ohio area, be a Jewish high school student graduating and attending college, have participated in a high school sport, club level sport, or other recognized amateur sport, and must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. All student athletes who meet the prescribed criteria will be honored during the JCC’s Annual Meeting where the winners will be presented with a $500 scholarship. In addition, all eligible applicants will receive one JCC year membership, a $50 gift certificate, a fitness evaluation by JCC personal trainers, and recognition in each applicant’s local suburban newspaper.

To be considered for this award please drop off, mail, or email the application to JCC of Greater Columbus, Attn. Jeanna Brownlee, 1125 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209, The application deadline is Friday, May 4, 2012. Applications can be found at here at JCC’s website or at the JCC Fitness Desk.

For further information, please contact the Recreation and Wellness Department of the JCC of Greater Columbus at 559-6274 or

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