Dana Cohen receives 2015–2016 Stein Family College Scholarship of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation

by | Jun 8, 2015 | Other News

Dana Cohen.

Dana Cohen.

A busy senior at Kempsville High School, if Dana Cohen is not tutoring second graders at an elementary school as part of her involvement with National Honor Society, she might be found in the yearbook office at school where she’s worked since her sophomore year. Or perhaps she’s working with the Student Council Association. If she’s not at school, Dana might be found on the Sandler Family Campus participating in a Jewish teen leadership event, or working with BBYO. Or sprucing up the knitting closet.

As her senior year comes to an end and final exams are being completed, Dana is looking forward to a little relaxation before she heads off to Virginia Tech in the fall, where her sister already attends.

“My friends and family are very important to me,” Dana says. “I know the next four years are going to be very busy and challenging for me, so I want to take the summer and enjoy some free time before the fall semester begins. But, that’s not all I’ll be doing. I’ll be earning some money babysitting and pet sitting.”

Dana plans to major in business marketing. “I participated in a local focus group and was really intrigued by what I learned, and it changed what I was thinking about my major,” she says. “Tech offers a great business program.”

The Stein Family College Scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Arlene Stein, who was never able to complete college because of financial hardship. Jerry Stein, her beloved husband, passed away in late 2014. The Tidewater Jewish Foundation works closely with the Stein siblings in administering this generous scholarship to a deserving Hampton Roads teen.

Prior recipients of the scholarship include Morgan Conley (Brandeis University ’13), Eric Smith (University of Virginia ’14), Marissa Arager (George Mason University ’15), Avi Malkin (College of William and Mary ’16), Dinar Yusufov (James Madison University ’17) and Amanda Gladstone (Virginia Tech ’18).

For more information, contact Shelby Tudor at 757-965-6105 or studor@ujft.org.