Jewish Federations to Grant Fellowships for Social Work Education
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Jewish Federations to Grant Fellowships for Social Work Education

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The Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds today announced that it will accept applications for fellowships for social work education and research. The fellowships were established in honor of Harry L. Lurie, former executive director of the Council and a leader in social welfare for more than 40 years. They will be awarded in time for the academic year beginning September.

An initial fund has been subscribed by current and former members of the Council board of directors, professional colleagues of Mr. Lurie and associates in communal work. The CJFWF is the national association of 226 local federations and welfare funds representing more than 800 communities throughout the United States and Canada. It provides central services for its member agencies in community organization, campaigning, social planning, budget services and community interpretation.

The fellowships are designed to aid in the professional development of outstanding social work students and to stimulate research in social welfare administration and community organization. Priority would be given to applicants interested in Jewish community organization.

The size of the grant will depend upon the individual project and amount required. No grant will exceed $3,000 for the academic year 1958-59. Since his retirement from the CJFWF, Mr. Lurie has completed a manuscript on the history and development of Jewish community organization in the United States. He has lectured at the New York School of Social Work of Columbia University and is consultant on community organization for the curriculum study now being conducted by the Council on Social Work Education.

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