Are you a fantastic community member? Do you know a fantastic community member? Nominate them or apply for a JCA award!!


The Jewish Community Alliance offers several scholarships and awards opportunities for high-school ages and beyond. Deadline for all applications is in April and should be mailed to Catherine MacKinnon at the JCA. For any questions email Catherine. For more information about the different scholarships and awards scroll down.





Community Award Recipients



2017 Award Recipients

President’s Cup, Arielle Leeman
Stephen Brent Jacobson Scholarship Award, Amy Ollove
Robert J. Agger Memorial Award, Abby Elowitch
Karen M. Lerman Volunteer Award, Carlyn Gilbert
Linda and Joel Abromson Award, Jason Eli Schwartz
Fistal Family Nursing Scholarship, Hannah Berzinis

  • President’s Cup- Rachel Epstein

  • Richard D. Aronson Young Leadership Award- Margaret Hathaway

  • Linda and Joel Abromson Award- Russell Kaback

Community Awards

2016 Jewish Community Alliance Recognition Awards Nominations and Applications Deadline: April 28, 2017

Linda and Joel Abromson Award

Funds projects that allow adult applicants the opportunity to explore their Jewish Spirit in a unique and creative way.

Richard D. Aronson Young Leader Award

Recognizes a young (25 to 45) community leader who demonstrates commitment to Jewish Federation and Southern Maine’s Jewish community.

The Karen M. Lerman Volunteer Award

Recognizes a member of the community who has gone "above and beyond" on behalf of the Jewish Community.

Fistal Family Nursing Scholarship

Presented annually to a Jewish high school senior (or – an individual) who plans to become a Registered Nurse and is applying to a secondary school that awards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Stephen Brent Jacobson Scholarship Award

The Jewish Community Alliance and the Jacobson Family established a scholarship fund and award to be given to a graduating high school senior who best exemplifies Stephen's ideas, compassion, leadership and desire.

The President's Cup Scholarship Award

The President's Cup award is presented to a graduating high school senior who has attained the highest grade point average during his or her high school career.

The Robert J. Agger Memorial Award

The Robert J. Agger Memorial Award is presented to a graduating high school senior who has displayed sportsmanship, leadership and athletic ability throughout his or her high school career.