Of the twelve high school graduates of Greater New York who were awarded Pulitzer Prize scholarships, eight of them were Jewish, according to an announcement made at Columbia University Friday. The awards will entitle each of the recipients to four years’ free tuition at Columbia, in addition to $1,000 cash.
Henry Bretzfield, seventeen, attained the highest rating in the college entrance examinations, with Harold L. Posner, rating second. News of the award was made to Herbert Goldstein while he was suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, and though he had 104 degrees fever at the time, “a smile spread all over his face,” when he was informed of the prize. The other winners are: Jacob Kivatinetz, Hyman R. Hellman, William Golub, Walter Solomon, and Irving Rogovsky.