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An anonymous donor has established a four-year, full ride, need-based scholarship for deserving graduates of The Weber School to attend a Georgia public college or university. The Leonard and Shirley Schreiber (z”l) College Tuition Scholarship is the first such scholarship at Weber. It will cover the full costs of the Schreiber Scholar’s tuition, fees, room, board and books, and provide a living stipend and a flexible part-time job year round for the student. The donor family’s goal in establishing this generous opportunity is to enable a student of strong character, who may have faced life challenges, to graduate from college debt free.
All Weber senior students who are in good academic standing, who have pre-determined financial need, and who have confirmation of acceptance to a four-year Georgia state college or university, will be eligible for consideration for The Leonard and Shirley Schreiber(z”l) College Tuition Scholarship. Students do not need to apply to be eligible or considered. However, students must maintain their full-time student status and remain in good academic standing at their chosen school to retain the Scholarship support.
Weber School Class of 2013 graduate Julie Kaden, now a full-time student at Kennesaw State University, was named the first Schreiber Scholar. “This opportunity has literally changed my life,” said Julie. “I had no idea how I was going to afford to go to college. But with this support, I am able to focus on my classes instead of my finances. And that’s made a huge difference for me.” Julie earned a 4.0 last semester.
While Weber graduates are regularly accepted into the nation’s top colleges and universities, and annually offered well over $2 million in merit-based scholarships, some Weber families still struggle to meet the formidable cost of a college education for their child. To help these families and to support Weber’s mission, the anonymous donors were motivated to create the Schreiber Scholarship. The Schreiber name was chosen in memory of family loved ones.
The establishment and announcement of the Schreiber Scholarship is also intended to honor The Weber School as it turns 18 this fall. In Judaism the number 18 – or “Chai” – is of great symbolic significance. The School is planning a community event on March 16th to celebrate its 18th anniversary.
For more information, contact Kathleen Neitzel at 404-917-2500 x 120