Sisterhood gives annually $2500 for camp scholarships to campers at OSRUI. Apply to Rabbi Whinston
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Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) has doubled its scholarship fund from its YES (Youth, Education, & Special Projects) Fund to send more girls to the URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy. The scholarships are intended to encourage and support the participation of girls in these fields, which have traditionally been male-dominated. Individual award amounts for this summer will depend on the number of applicants.
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must be registered to be first-time campers at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy and entering grades 5-10 in the fall of 2015. Although the scholarships are open to all girls, priority will be given to families who are members of a URJ congregation. Applicants will be considered on a first-come first-served basis.
“I am thrilled that WRJ has increased its efforts to promote involvement by girls in STEM fields,” said WRJ President Blair C. Marks, who works for a Fortune 500 sci-tech company and knows firsthand the challenges of gender parity in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. “As my own experience has taught me, it is so important for girls to feel encouraged to explore opportunities in these male-dominated, well-paying professions. I’m proud that WRJ is continuing a long tradition of pursuing equality and security for women and girls around the world.”
“With these scholarships, WRJ has helped reduce financial barriers that may hinder camp attendance and gender barriers in the sci-tech industries,” said URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy Director Greg Kellner. “We appreciate that WRJ, which has always focused on supporting Reform Jewish youth, has directed those efforts toward encouraging girls to attend our camp and focus their talents on science and technology.”
Bobbi Heilveil’s granddaughter was able to attend 6Points last summer and LOVED It!!!