2021 Virtual Teen Awards

May 12th at 7pm

Application Submission Deadline: April 26th

We are so glad you are interested in applying for the JCC Teen Awards. These Awards are scholarship opportunities for Jewish High School Seniors graduating 2021. Applications are now open for the following awards:

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

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.

Application submission deadline: Monday, April 26th

Questions on the Scholar/Athlete Award?

Please contact Jeanna Brownlee at jeannabrownlee@columbusjcc.org

David and Irene Cole Essay Contest

Explore the evolution of your Jewish Identity as a college student. How will you be active on campus? What, if anything, will distinguish you from other students? Why is your Jewish Identity part of your story and how will you express it?

Applicants are asked to include the following in their application:

• 900-1200 words, typed, double spaced response to the essay prompts
• A resume which includes academic achievements, community service and involvement, clubs, athletics jobs and internships
• Head and shoulders photograph; photographs will not be returned
• Brief, typed biography; 100 words or less

Application submission deadline: Monday, April 26th

David and Janet W. Goldsmith Teen Kavod Gadol Award

Demonstrate how your commitment to community service, leadership, and compassion for others will strengthen and improve the Jewish community. What specific steps have you taken to accomplish these goals?

Applicants are asked to include the following in their application:

• 900-1200 words, typed, double spaced response to the essay prompts
• A resume which includes academic achievements, community service and involvement, clubs, athletics jobs and internships
• Head and shoulders photograph; photographs will not be returned
• Brief, typed biography; 100 words or less

Application submission deadline: Monday, April 26th

Questions on the Cole essay or Kavod Gadol Awards?

Please contact Shana Beigelman at sbeigelman@columbusjcc.org