NCJW Colorado Section Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The National Council of Jewish Women, Colorado Section Scholarship is granted by the section itself to women who have demonstrated the values of NCJW.  Recipients of this scholarship demonstrate a connection to Jewish values and a desire to volunteer and advocate in their community for issues that improve the quality of life for women, children and families and safeguard individual rights and freedoms.

2021 Scholarship Recipient – Noga Margalit

My name is Noga Margalit and I am honored to have received the NCJW Colorado Section Scholarship this year. I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado while living in Israel throughout my summers. Both my parents are Israeli Immigrants so I have always been involved in the Israeli community in Boulder and my heritage back in Israel. I recently graduated from Fairview High School, I am going to continue my education at the University of Colorado Boulder. I will be at the school of Engineering and Applied Science majoring in Creative Technology and Design along with learning languages. After college I hope to pursue a career internationally in design.

2020 Scholarship Recipient – Naomi Kirshner

I was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, and after living many places in and out of the United States I settled in the Denver, Colorado, area in 1998. I have a BA in history from Brandeis University and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan. I worked as a program director at a Denver area synagogue for 17 years. In the fall I will begin a Master of Social Work degree at Metropolitan State University in Denver, with the intention of becoming a licensed clinical social worker focusing on working with older adults. I will also begin a field placement for the 2020/2021 academic year at Jewish Family Services in the Jay and Rose Phillips Aging Care and Connections program. I love hiking and flowers (weeding not so much, but it needs to be done) and I volunteer with Agape Hospice and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.

Watch my acceptance video