The Nathan L. and Suzanne K. Wolfson Merit Awards
2023 Award Winners
Through his legacy, Nathan L Wolfson, z”l sought to establish a program to provide educational scholarships to blind and visually impaired Jewish college students. In the last 5 years, our winners have received awards totaling $240,000. Our winners have demonstrated strong academic achievement, as well as engagement in the Jewish community. We are thrilled to be able to support these outstanding students. We honor and applaud their many achievements.
Image: Wolfson Merit Award Winner Akiva Cohen
Akiva Cohen
SUNY Binghamton (Accounting and Economics) Undergraduate Student
"I am proud of my Jewish and visually-impaired identities, and I am honored to be receiving an award that recognizes this important intersection."
Image: Wolfson Merit Award Winner Jack McPadden
Jack McPadden
Spalding University (Psychology/Clinical PsyD) Graduate Student
"This scholarship will aide in affording me access to a doctoral education in the Clinical Psy.D. program at Spalding University's School of Professional Psychology. Pursuing this degree will allow me to further embrace my passion for delivering culturally responsive mental health services in systemically marginalized communities as part of my broader commitment to Tikkun Olam."
Image: Wolfson Merit Award Winner Nola Timmins
Nola Timmins
Georgia Tech (Architecture) Undergraduate Student
"I hope to some day design homes for the visually impaired and disabled community. This award helps me reach this goal by allowing me to pursue the education for my future career path."
Image: Wolfson Merit Award Winner Daniel Solomon
Daniel Solomon
UC-Berkeley (History) Graduate Student
I am enormously grateful to receive this award for a second time, as it helps me continue my scholarly endeavors—enhancing my research, teaching and learning. I also see it as a recognition of two aspects of who I am—someone who is visually impaired and Jewish—that have proved incredibly formative for me. I hope to be a credit to the Jewish people and the blind community.
JBI is committed to increasing accessibility and inclusion for people of all ages and backgrounds who are blind, have low vision, or are print disabled. Through The Wolfson Fund, JBI provides merit awards of $2,500-$15,000 to Jewish students who are legally blind and attending accredited colleges or universities. To learn more visit the Wolfson Fund website

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