Israelis Win Scholarships of Dinkelspiel Fund in San Francisco

The board of directors of the San Francisco Jewish Welfare Federation announced today that five Israeli youngsters have been chosen as the first winners of scholarships provided by the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Memorial Scholarship Fund established last year in memory of the first president of the Federation.

The scholarships will enable the five youngsters, one of them an Arab, to complete their secondary school education. Israel has no free secondary school system, and tuition has to be paid for children above the age of 14. All five youngsters are from the Haifa area.

Under an arrangement concluded last year between the Haifa Department of Education and the San Francisco Federation, the Municipality of Haifa has agreed to match Israeli pounds with each scholarship dollar made available by the Fund, above the first $1, 000 per year. The Fund is administered by a special committee appointed by the Municipality of Haifa.

During his lifetime, Mr. Dinkelspiel, who died in May 1959, served as president of the National Jewish Welfare Board, vice president of the American Joint Distribution Committee and a member of the national cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal.

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