Foundation Grants $260,000 for Students of Jewish Social Work

A grant of $260,000 from the Herman Muehlstein Foundation, Inc., New York, to provide 40 two-year scholarships over the next five years for the graduate professional social work education of Jewish Community Center and YM-YWHA workers was announced here today by Sanford Solender, executive vice-president of the National Jewish Welfare Board.

The Herman Muehlstein Foundation grant, Mr. Solender said, is a major step forward in coping with the critical shortage of trained personnel for Jewish Community Centers and YM-YWHAs, which need 500 additional trained workers in the next five years. Recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of JWB, the national association of Jewish Community Centers and YM-YWHAs. The grants will be known as Herman Muehlstein Scholarships and will be disbursed to recipients through the 92nd Street YM-YWHA Scholarship Program directed by Jack Nadel.

Under the terms of the Herman Muehlstein Foundation grant there will be awarded each year for five years beginning in 1967 eight such scholarships for two years of graduate social work education to students from the Greater New York area admitted to and matriculated in an accredited graduate school of social work in a recognized university. Each two-year scholarship will provide for tuition costs plus $2,000 per year for living expenses.

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