Touro Fraternal Association Awards Educational Grants and Loans for 2015-16 Academic Year
By Steve Waldman, Chairman, Student Financial Aid Committee
Touro Fraternal Association has proudly awarded a total of $33,000 in educational financial aid to young men and women pursuing higher education degrees for this 2015-16 academic year.
After a rigorous selection process, conducted by Touro’s Student Financial Aid Committee, two applicants were awarded $3,000 scholarship grants. In addition, nine applicants will share in a total of $27,000 in interest-free loans from the Association’s Leo Greenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Alex Goldstein, one of two 2015 grant recipients, is entering his freshman year at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI where he will be studying Historical Restoration and Preservation. His interests include European history, as well as antiquities.
Brother Daniel Brandes, this year’s second grant recipient, is a two semester Dean’s List sophomore attending Williams College in Williamstown, MA. There he is studying Chemistry and is considering a career as a doctor or medical researcher.
Since the fund was established in 1981, approximately a half million dollars has been distributed to students enrolled in higher education programs. All loans are interest-free and are not re-payable until six months after the student graduates or cease to be a full time student.
Regular Touro members, their spouses and children, and children of deceased Touro members enrolled full-time for the 2015-2016 academic year in an accredited institution of higher learning were eligible for grants. Regular members, their children and children of deceased members similarly enrolled could apply for the interest-free loans.
For more information about Touro Fraternal Associations loan and grant programs please check out Touro’s website www.tourofraternal.org, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-785-6600.