City Tech Receives $398,700 Grant from Jewish Foundation; Among Largest Philanthropic Gifts in College’s History

Brooklyn, NY — New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has received a $398,700 grant from the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW), which is among the largest philanthropic gifts in the College’s history.

The 2012 City Tech JFEW scholars, include, from left to right: Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging students Yelena Mironova, Myriam Canarte, Shqipe Suka, Samantha Raghunandan and Irin Poly.

The grant establishes the JFEW Scholars program, which awarded 20 scholarships of up to $2,500 per year to students in associate degree programs. The first year’s focus will be on students enrolled in City Tech’s healthcare programs – nursing, radiologic technology/medical imaging and dental hygiene. The second year adds students enrolled in the computer information systems program.

The students, most of whom will be entering their second semester at City Tech, will be chosen on the basis of financial need and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in their first semester at City Tech.

City Tech’s JFEW scholars will receive mentoring their first year, a paid summer internship between their first and second year, and additional help preparing for employment during their second year.

“We are grateful to the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women for its generous support. JFEW’s commitment to ensuring the success of our students is outstanding,” says City Tech President Russell K. Hotzler.

City Tech recently hosted a reception for JFEW scholars, 20 of whom were chosen out of 60 well-qualified applicants, and members of the JFEW board of directors.

“We noted the exceptional success of City Tech graduates in licensure and qualifying exams,” says JFEW Executive Director Elizabeth Leiman Kraiem. “Setting up this scholarship program was an excellent fit for both JFEW and City Tech.”

The 20 students and their zip codes are as follows:

  • Cheryl Ann Peters 11203
  • Louise Brown  11203
  • Tanisha Samuda  11203
  • Rivka Kraus  11204
  • Katherine Holguin  11208
  • Robin Kamenetsky 11210
  • Sixtina Jones 11210
  • Yanique Pryce 11212
  • Jessica Peguero 11224
  • Myriam Canarte 11224
  • Denise Blackman 11226
  • Yelena Mironova 11229
  • Dina Levkova 11230
  • Irin Poly 11372
  • Samantha Raghunandan 11423
  • Bojkena Selmanaj 11432
  • Leiann Rombaoa 10001
  • Eva Loutsky 10301
  • Shqipe Suka 10304
  • Maritza Jimenez 10704

The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) is a New York City-based, nonsectarian organization that helps women with financial need meet their education and career goals through scholarships and opportunities for professional development.

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York (CUNY) is the largest public college of technology in New York State. Located at 300 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, the College enrolls more than 16,000 students in 62 baccalaureate, associate and specialized certificate programs.