2021 Dr. Alfred and Lisl Schick Family Scholarship Award Application
Jewish high school or college students are invited to apply for a Dr. Alfred and Lisl Schick Family Scholarship Award of up to $2,500 for a Jewish education program, Jewish summer camp program or Jewish/Israel experience. Deadline for applying for the award, which is both need and merit based, is Monday, February 15, 2021. One scholarship per year is awarded and recipients must live in Pinellas, Pasco or Hernando counties. Applicants are required to submit an essay explaining their desire to participate in a qualified program. Potential applicants should contact Maxine Kaufman, Executive Director at the Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 333-3106.
Dr. Alfred Schick (z”l) was the first Jewish doctor in Clearwater, serving as the chief of radiology at Morton Plant Hospital from 1960 until 1988. After his death at age 70 in 1993, his wife Lisl and children created the Dr. Alfred Schick Memorial Award to honor a medical professional who embodied the attributes of Judaism, community service and medicine that were the cornerstone of his life besides his family. In 2019, the Schick family refocused the vision of this award to embody Dr. Schick and Lisl Schick’s shared passion for young people, Jewish youth camps, and Israel by establishing the Dr. Alfred and Lisl Schick Family Scholarship Award.
Dr. Schick was born in Vienna, Austria, escaping Hitler in 1940 with only his immediate family. After serving in the U.S. Army, he completed his medical training and in 1960 he and Lisl moved to Clearwater, where they raised their four children Ken, Nancy (Greenberg), Robert, and Kathy (Madow). Highlights of his community service include serving as president of Temple B’nai Israel; founding the Maimonides Society for the Jewish Federation; a founder of Ruth Eckerd Hall; and writing a regular human interest column for the St. Petersburg Times. Professionally, he was the first American College of Radiology Fellow on the West Coast of Florida; founded the Department of Medical Education at Morton Plant Hospital; and founded the school of Radiology Technology at St. Petersburg College.
This is a universal application to request support for Jewish overnight summer camp and Israel experience programming for children and teens. It incorporates all factors considered for all scholarships offered by the Federation for summer experiences.
Only completed applications will be considered for funding. Please be attentive to deadlines: this application and supporting materials are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, January 11, 2021.