New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has received a $398,700 grant from the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW), one of largest philanthropic gifts in the college’s history.
The grant establishes the JFEW Scholars program, which awarded 20 scholarships of up to $2,500 per year to students in associate degree programs. The first year’s focus will be on students enrolled in City Tech’s healthcare programs — nursing, radiologic technology/medical imaging and dental hygiene. The second year adds students enrolled in the computer information systems program.
The students, most of whom will be entering their second semester at City Tech, will be chosen on the basis of financial need and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in their first semester at City Tech.
City Tech’s JFEW scholars will receive mentoring their first year, a paid summer internship between their first and second year, and additional help preparing for employment during their second year.
“We are grateful to the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women for its generous support. JFEW’s commitment to ensuring the success of our students is outstanding,” says City Tech President Russell K. Hotzler.
City Tech recently hosted a reception for JFEW scholars, 20 of whom were chosen out of 60 well-qualified applicants, and members of the JFEW board of directors.
“We noted the exceptional success of City Tech graduates in licensure and qualifying exams,” says JFEW Executive Director Elizabeth Leiman Kraiem. “Setting up this scholarship program was an excellent fit for both JFEW and City Tech.”
The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) is a New York City-based, nonsectarian organization that helps women with financial need meet their education and career goals through scholarships and opportunities for professional development.