Teens who want to make change
Visonary teens — those who want to take action and make the world a better place — may have a venue to do just that. The California-based Helen Diller Family Foundation is accepting nominations for 10 teens, five from outside of California, to receive $36,000 each to help teens bolster their social justice projects and recognize their service. Past nominees have been recognized by the United Nations Foundation, the White House, and former President Bill Clinton.
These teens can be nominated by any member of their community except a family member, or they can nominate themselves. They must be Jewish, between the ages of 13 and 19, and they can’t be compensated for their service. The social justice projects are not required to benefit the Jewish community specifically, and they can serve populations locally, nationally or globally.
To nominate a teen, visit www.dillerteenawards.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-512-6432 for further information.
Teens who want to experiment
Scientific teens — those whose interests lie in the sciences and hope to make a career out of research and gaining knowledge — can apply to join the month-long Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Science Institute at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, which takes place during July 2014. Incoming high school seniors with interests in multiple fields can apply for one of 19 spots at the institute, which will consist of intensive study among small groups, as well as a week in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea to study the ecological and geological characteristics of the region.
Each student chosen will receive a full scholarship for the program, which includes airfare to Israel. To apply or for further information, contact Rebecca Server at email@example.com.