American Hebrew Academy Honor Society
The American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is a prestigious organization that recognizes exceptional Jewish eighth and ninth grade students from around the world who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, community service, and character. The aim of the Honor Society is to recognize bright, hard-working, well-rounded students who are committed to Jewish values and actively engaged in their communities. Each student chosen for membership in the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society will be able to compete for up to $20,000 in annually renewable merit-based scholarships to attend the American Hebrew Academy. To learn more, please visit the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society web page.
Jewish Communal Professional Scholarships
The Academy recognizes the priceless contribution to the continuity of the Jewish people by offering the children of full-time Jewish professionals, educators, and rabbis a generous 1/3 tuition scholarship. Additional financial aid may be sought. Applicants, other than rabbis, must be currently employed as a full time Jewish professional. American Hebrew Academy Honor Society scholarship recipients are ineligible for additional grants, awards, scholarships, or financial assistance offered by the Academy including the Jewish Communal Professional Scholarship.
Tuition for children of rabbis and Jewish professionals is:
The American Hebrew Academy offers several merit-based scholarships to prospective students. The following is a listing of our current scholarship opportunities. To apply, please download the Merit Scholarship Application by clicking here.
THE SABBAH SCHOLARS
The outstanding creativity and leadership of the Academy’s founder, Chico Sabbah, z”l, is the inspiration for the Sabbah Scholarship. A renewable scholarship of up to $5,000 a year will be given to students who exemplify outstanding ability in the areas of academics, Jewish studies, athletics, the arts and community leadership.
THE SHAVITZ SCHOLARS
The commitment to Jewish life, exemplified by a beloved American Hebrew Academy Board of Trustees member, the late Stanley Shavitz, z”l, is the inspiration for this award. This renewable scholarship of up to $5,000 a year will be given to students who epitomize outstanding dedication in the area of Jewish studies and Jewish communal life.
THE BERNARD & GLORIA ROBINSON MATH SCHOLARSHIP
For students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in mathematics, a renewable scholarship of up to $2,500 will be awarded. This scholarship honors the memories of Bernard & Gloria Robinson, z”l, who were passionate about Jewish education, Jewish communal life, and mathematics.
PHILIP COHEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR THE ARTS
Renowned for his warm personality and lifelong commitment to arts and culture, Philip Cohen, z”l, created a legacy for his granddaughter, Emily Cohen ’09, to follow in his footsteps. This renewable annual scholarship with an award of up to $2,000 per student will be presented to those with an aptitude and talent in the Arts. (Portfolio required with application).
LAWRENCE COHEN SCHOLARS
The Lawrence M. Cohen Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greensboro, endows a generous gift to the American Hebrew Academy in memory of Lawrence M. Cohen, z”l. Designated specifically for Guilford and/or Forsyth County, North Carolina residents, this scholarship, based on need and merit, awards students and their families up to $1,500 to fulfill their dream of an Academy education.
MAIMONIDES SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
This scholarship was created as a tribute to the Academy faculty whose inspiration and encouragement fosters student success. This scholarship will award up to $5,000 to newly enrolled students who demonstrate academic excellence and are in need of financial assistance to attend the American Hebrew Academy.
LOIS & MORT SNITZER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was established to honor Lois & Mort, z”l, Snitzer, whose grandson Jonathan was a 2004 graduate of the American Hebrew Academy. This renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 is available to qualified Greensboro applicants and their families who are in need of financial assistance.
THE MARIE & RONALD BERMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE
This scholarship was established to recognize the diversity of talents possessed by new Academy students. It provides the opportunity for the Academy to motivate and inspire students to excel academically as well as to cultivate leadership skills and character development. Students who require financial assistance to attend the Academy should consider applying for this special scholarship for up to $5,000. This scholarship is named in honor of Marie and Ronald Berman whose commitment to education and the Jewish people is an inspiration to their family.
THE SHEPARD BROAD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Shepard Broad Foundation Scholarship was created to support families with limited financial resources from Miami, across Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States, who value the unique Jewish boarding school experience offered by the Academy. Students seeking to further their education, develop Jewish communal leadership and who meet the geographic criteria, may apply for this generous grant of up to $5,000. Shepard Broad was a Jewish immigrant from Belarus who rose to become a highly successful banker, lawyer, real estate developer and philanthropist. He was a personal friend and advisor to David Ben Gurion and played a pivotal role in the founding of the State of Israel.
ZACHARY SHPORER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Zachary Shporer z”l, was a 2011 graduate of the American Hebrew Academy, who fought a courageous battle with Leukemia. This scholarship was established to honor Zachary’s memory. Zachary was a true leader, serving as Academy class president, captain of the track team and a board member of the Academy’s Four Corners Tzedakah Fund. He had an innate strength of character and a passion for Judaism. His courage, strength, compassion and kindness were truly inspirational. New students who have made a difference in their communities as volunteers working to make the world a better place may be selected for this scholarship of up to $1,000. The Zachary Shporer Memorial Scholarship will be supported by an annual gift from the student organized and managed Four Corners Tzedakah Fund.
THE GORDON ZACKS SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES
This scholarship recognizes new students who have made significant contributions to their communities as volunteer leaders. These students are extraordinary; inspiring us with their perseverance and commitment to improving the local and global communities in which they are involved. This scholarship of up to $5,000 pays tribute to the memory of Gordon Zacks z”l, and was established through the generosity of Gordy’s friends and family. Gordon Zacks was a Jewish industrialist, philanthropist, political activist, an author and advisor to three U.S. Presidents and five Israeli Prime Ministers. During his visits to the Academy, Gordy became a true friend and mentor to students. Recipients of the Gordon Zacks Scholarship are entrusted to fulfill the legacy of leadership epitomized by Mr. Zacks.
THE KLIONSKY FAMILY SCIENCE AND LITERATURE SCHOLARSHIP
The Klionsky Family Science and Literature Scholarship was established to honor Bernard L. Klionsky, M.D., and Esther W. Klionsky, D.A. z”l for their commitment to the fulfillment of the American Hebrew Academy’s vision and mission. This scholarship shall be awarded annually to one or more newly enrolled students. Each student recognized shall receive a certificate denoting their scholarship award, not to exceed $1,500 per year, per student or a total allocation of $5,000 per year, for all scholarships awarded.
THE BLAVATNIK FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Blavatnik Family Foundation Scholarship for International Students was established to support international students seeking to study at the American Hebrew Academy. This renewable scholarship with a maximum annual award of up to $5,000 will be granted to new students from Europe, the former Soviet Union, and elsewhere around the world. The goal of this scholarship is to provide International students with the gift of an Academy education.
THE BRENDT GRAY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP
The Jeffrey Brendt Gray Scholarship is the first scholarship fund ever established by an Academy alumnus. This renewable scholarship provides new students with financial need and a desire to pursue a career in business after attending the Academy an opportunity to be awarded up to $1,000 annually.
THE BENSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOR DAY STUDENTS
The Marilyn and Edward Benson Day Student Scholarship Fund will financially assist new and returning day students from the Greater Greensboro/Triad area to study at the American Hebrew Academy. This renewable scholarship with an award of up to $5,000 will be granted to students that are in need of financial assistance to attend the Academy.