Stein Family College Scholarship set to open December 1

by | Nov 25, 2020 | Other News

Now in its 11th year, the Stein Family College Scholarship will begin accepting applications on December 1, 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The annual grant for Jewish students in Tidewater provides a scholarship of up to $10,000 a year for college tuition. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.

The Stein Family College Scholarship was established in 2009 and dedicated in loving memory of Arlene Shea Stein, wife of the late Gerald Stein, and mother of Steve Stein, Lisa Stein Delevie, Craig Stein, and Debbie Stein Levy.

In 2013, the Stein family announced their intention to permanently endow the Stein Family College Scholarship with a $1 million gift to the Tidewater Jewish Foundation.
Arlene Shea Stein was an inspiring role model who left an impression on all she met, often without her even realizing it. She gave much of her time to assist others, believing that physically helping a charity was much more valuable than a donation. Arlene Stein had a deep love of learning and a strong belief that higher education should be accessible to all. Arlene and Gerald Stein were both unable to complete their college educations due to financial difficulties.

The Stein children and grandchildren established this scholarship as a testament to their mother and to honor the values she held dear. The Tidewater Jewish Foundation works closely with the Stein children and grandchildren in administering this scholarship to a deserving Tidewater teen each year.

Scholarship applicants must be Jewish and a current resident of Tidewater –Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Hampton, or Newport News. Students must demonstrate academic ability, as well as concern for school and the Jewish and general communities through extracurricular activities and volunteer service.

Interested students can learn more at or by contacting Ann Swindell, Donor Relations and Grant manager, at or 747-965-6106.