Stein Family College Scholarship set to open for applications

by | Dec 21, 2016 | Other News

Now in its ninth year, the Stein Family College Scholarship will begin accepting applications on January 3, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The annual grant for Jewish students in Tidewater provides a scholarship of up to $10,000 a year for college tuition.

The Stein Family College Scholarship was established in 2009 and dedicated in loving memory of Arlene Shea Stein, wife of 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 help others, believing that physically helping a charity was much more valuable than a donation. Arlene had a deep love of learning and a strong belief that higher education should be accessible to all. Both Arlene* and Gerald* were unable to complete their college educations due to financial difficulties.

The Stein children and grandchildren established this scholarship as a testament to Arlene 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.

Application deadline is March 31, 2017. Interested students can learn more at www. or by contacting Amy Weinstein, director of development, at aweinstein@ or 965-6105.

*of blessed memory