2021 Don Erkis & Lou Berliner High School Jewish Scholar/Athlete Award

All applications must be received by April 26 , 2021
All candidates should plan to attend virtual awards night: May 12th at 7pm

This award remembers two outstanding community leaders who had a love and respect for young people and a vision about the importance of becoming the leaders of the future.

Their vision: that scholastically strong and athletically gifted young people would use their skills, proven in competition and in the classroom, to become the leaders of their generation. They carry our hopes for a better tomorrow.

Based on that standard, each year the JCC recognizes local high school Jewish athletes who have excelled in the classroom and in the athletic arena. The nominees are honored at an annual ceremony, open to the community and featuring the announcement of each year’s winners. The outstanding male and female applicants each receive a scholarship award in the amount of $1,000.

The following criteria for candidates has been established by the JCC’s High School Scholar Athlete Committee:

• Central Ohio residence
• Jewish high school student, attending college after graduation
• Participation in a high school sport, club level sport, or another recognized amateur sport
• Record of a 3.0 (B) GPA after seven (7) semesters

A photograph of the nominees is added to the JCC’s Scholar/Athlete permanent installation, and each one receives:

• $1000 Scholarship
• A one year JCC membership
• A $100 gift certificate
• A fitness evaluation by a JCC Personal Trainer
• Recognition in each applicant’s local suburban newspaper

Applicants are asked to submit a typed synopsis of their background and qualifications, based on the categories listed below. Limit your submission to ½ page per category.

• Scholastic Achievements and Awards
• Athletic Achievements and Awards
• Jewish Community/Community Involvement
• Additional Information
• Headshot Photo
• Brief, typed biography; 100 words or less

Please make note in your application, if the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted your season.