Judy Alterman Memorial Scholarship

About the Scholarship


I have been giving a scholarship in my dear sister Judy’s memory for the last 8 years. It has been a very special way to honor and to remember our beloved sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Every year the scholarship event has been held either on, or near, her birthday. It makes it even more meaningful to have us all gathered to share in such a way as to present a scholarship to a deserving young lady who exemplifies the qualities that Judy possessed.

Judy was very much interested in making a difference, especially in the lives of children and those with special needs. She received her degree in music therapy and was focused on enhancing the lives of those who had their own unique challenges. therefore the Alterman Fund Scholarship is given to an applicant that is pursuing a degree/career in a field that focuses on these same ideals.

I want to thank NCJW for providing an opportunity each year to honor Judy.

2020 Scholarship Recipient – Lauren Buchman

I am Lauren Buchman. I am from Boulder, Colorado and I just graduated from Fairview High School. This fall I will be attending Boston University. I am majoring in applied human development on the youth development, justice, and advocacy track with a minor in special education. I look forward to a career which will allow me to advocate for underserved populations. I am also a tutor at Kumon and work at a local bagel shop. I am very passionate about fighting for social justice and in my free time I love to spend time with my friends, hike, and play with my dog. I am honored to represent the Colorado Section of the NCJW in Boston and both uphold and embody the values of NCJW. I will be continuing my involvement in the Jewish Community at the Boston University Hillel.

Watch my acceptance video