The Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service (CSLRS) held its annual check distribution event at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill on Monday, July 23. CSLRS is a scholarship program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh that is administered by Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS). This year, almost $450,000 was distributed to nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate students. Pictured are three of the scholarship recipients.
Emily Kenner is entering her last year of graduate school at Duquesne University and will receive a doctor of psychology degree in school psychology in the spring. She plans to specialize in the area of evaluation, counseling and intervention.
Nathaniel Blecher,left, will enter his final year of medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He will specialize in ophthalmology, and is starting to apply for his residency.
Jonathan Berken, right, also entering his last year of medical school at Pitt, is still deciding his specialty between neurology, pediatrics and pediatric neurology. Jonathan already has a doctorate in neuroscience, specializing in the brain study of bilingualism. He said he wants to practice medicine, but also teach medicine as well.