ALBANY–The application deadline for the Herbert A. Applebaum scholarship for male high school seniors, and the Lenore Bellin scholarship for female high school seniors is Monday, Dec. 20.

The $500 scholarships will be awarded to students who have established leadership in an Albany Jewish youth organization, and involvement with the Albany Jewish Community Center (AJCC), synagogue, school and/or community.

Applebaum and Bellin were members of the Center and both died at the age of 19.

Applicants will be expected to write a brief essay on why he or she should be considered for the awards detailing accomplishments and Hebrew and secular school activities. Volunteer involvements and work history will also be reviewed.

Each scholarship winner will receive a $500 check from the Center. They will be honored at the annual AJCC Pillars Award Ceremony which will held in either April or May of 2022.

Andrew Katz, Center director of youth services, 518-438-6651, ext. 113, or AndrewK@albanyjcc.org, can provide applications and information.