Peter Chortek Leadership Award honors San Diego Jewish students

The Peter Chortek Leadership Award honors San Diego Jewish students in grades 9-12 who have made a significant impact on their community through a volunteer service project that displays their initiative, passion and positive spirit. This award highlights high school students who inspire others based on the Jewish value of tikkun olam, “repairing the world.”

Applications will be accepted through Aug. 31. There will be a maximum of three award winners who will each receive a $3,600 grant, plus $1,800 to give to charity through a JCF donor-advised fund. Winners will be announced in November/December 2011.

Applicants may nominate themselves or be nominated by educators, community leaders, youth directors or others who are knowledgeable about their project and their involvement in the community. Family members may not nominate. One reference is required.

Criteria for the award is listed here:

Applicants have organized and led an extraordinary tikkun olam project that has benefitted others, their neighborhood, the community, the environment or the world.

Applicants have demonstrated initiative, passion and positive spirit, and have inspired others to make a difference.

Applicants have created awareness about their issue, cause or project.

Applicants have a long-term vision for the growth and sustainability of their work.

Applicants must be entering grades 9-12 as of September 201, and have been involved with their project during the school year prior to submission of the application.

To nominate a student go to

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