Miriam Luby Wolfe Scholarship

Miriam Luby Wolfe Scholarship AwardApplications Due November 3, 2017

The Miriam Luby Wolfe Scholarship Award is given annually to a young person of Temple Beth Shalom, who demonstrates high academic achievement as well as achievement in the arts or other endeavors.  Miriam Luby Wolfe made an enormous impact on the world for someone so young.  She was an extraordinary young woman who, in her 20 years, touched and influenced the lives of everyone she knew.  Firmly committed to Reform Judaism, she served as co-president of the youth group at Temple Beth Shalom.  Her Jewish commitment increased during her years as a student at Syracuse University studying musical theater.  Miriam was tragically killed in the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  Her family established the award in Miriam’s honor.

To qualify, an applicant must be the child of a current member of Temple Beth Shalom, age 13 through high school graduate.  All applicants must submit an essay of any length, usually 2-4 pages, double-spaced, sharing with the selection committee a description of their school career, extracurricular activities and interests, TBS involvement, what their Jewish heritage means in their life, and to what purpose they might use the award.

The essay must begin with a cover page listing the applicant’s full name, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, parent name(s), school and grade, and the following certification: “I hereby certify that I am the child of a member in good standing of Temple Beth Shalom and that I solely prepared the attached essay.” All application materials must be submitted to the selection committee by email only at WolfeAward@gmail.com.  No applications will be accepted by mail or delivery to the Temple office.  The strict deadline for applications is November 3, 2017 at 5pm.  Applicants must be available for a short personal int