Tarbut V’Torah (TVT) has announced the TVT Merit Scholarship Program, which identifies, recognizes and provides tuition support to deserving new students. The scholarship program, which is based on academic achievement, exceptional talent, demonstrated work ethic and a commitment to others and the community, gives qualified students unparalleled access to a college prep education steeped in Jewish values.
The program will select no more than 5 students each year to be recipients of the 4-year TVT Merit Scholarship. It is anticipated that the TVT scholars will not only become successful leaders in their chosen field or profession, but even more importantly, will understand that success is measured by ethical behavior and actions, and by their personal commitment to Tikkun Olam and Gemilut Hasadim – repairing the world and deeds of loving kindness, according to school officials.
As to eligibility, students entering the 8th or 9th grade will be given first consideration. Students entering 7th, 10th or 11th grade may also qualify. A minimum grade point average of 3.5 must be earned during the past academic year. The students must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to personal achievement, as evidenced through a strong work ethic, in both school and the community. They must possess a strong desire to advance through education, a demonstrated ability to set goals and follow through with deeds, evidence of serving others and enhancing the community through volunteer efforts in the school or other venues and demonstrated outstanding achievement in a given area such as; mathematics, music, science, arts, literature or Jewish life. Eligibility is based upon the student’s achievements and capabilities and is independent of any other family members standing in the community.
The deadline to apply for the TVT Merit Scholarship is April 15. The application includes the application form, two short-answer essays, one 250- to 300-word essay, two faculty recommendations, one personal reference and any additional materials supporting the student’s application. A selection committee will review all applications and make determinations as to who will receive a TVT Merit Scholarship.
Each scholarship is renewable annually for up to a total of four years. To be eligible to have it renewed, the recipient must minimally maintain a 3.5 GPA, demonstrate continued community service, evidence strong commitment to the school and community and maintain full compliance with all school rules and standards regarding discipline and conduct. Recipients must prepare a written portfolio, each spring, to show that they have maintained the requirements and show how they made the effort to do so.
TVT is a pluralistic Jewish day school with nearly 600 students. Its mission is to challenge students to think critically and creatively to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, pluralistic environment; to prepare students to be leaders, active learners and responsible citizens; and to succeed at the finest colleges and universities. TVT also strives to strengthen its students’ Jewish identities and inspire them to lead meaningful lives, steeped in Jewish values.
For more information on TVT, 5200 Bonita Canyon Drive, Irvine, CA 92603, contact (949) 509-9500 or www.tarbut.com.
Hebrew Academy Gala
Hebrew Academy of Huntington Beach will hold its annual Visionary Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 9, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The school will honor long-time supporters Ross and Cathy Tesser for the Partners-in-Education Award and Yitzy and Yehudis Geisinsky for the Young Leadership Award.
The evening will be hosted by television personality Elon Gold with entertainment by Ian Edwards. The Visionary Dinner is the Hebrew Academy’s major fundraising event; the signature evening of the year. All are welcome to attend as Jewish education and continuity are celebrated. This evening supports the scholarship fund, insuring that children of all backgrounds and socioeconomic levels have access to the Judaic and general education that Hebrew Academy offers.
The evening opens with appetizers and wine tasting in a courtyard of the Four Seasons, followed by a Four Seasons style dinner, leading to awards, entertainment and a special performance by Hebrew Academy’s 3rd grade choir.
At the Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach students, from preschool through grade twelve, develop a deep love of learning in both general and Judaic studies. The school’s dedicated staff, teachers and warm, welcoming community help to provide a nurturing, challenging environment that encourages all students to reach their full potential and become self confident, responsible citizens with a strong connection to their Judaism and their community. The school strives to live up to its motto, “Award Winning Academics in a Genuine Jewish Environment.”
For more information, call the Hebrew Academy at (714) 898-0051, ext. 223, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.