Lorne Persiko & David Kendal, co-chairs of CFHU’s National Alumni/Madness Committee are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2016 Einstein Legacy Student Scholarships. These scholarships were created by families across Canada who wanted to honour their loved ones in a meaningful way. These funds enable Canadian students to study at the world renowned Hebrew University for a summer program, semester, a full year or for a post doctoral program.
The proceeds raised annually from the three alumni driven online madness sports tournaments (March Madness, Playoff Hockey Madness and Football Madness) go to support the Einstein Legacy Scholarships. The funds include:
– The Bernard Persiko & Darren Kendal Merit Student Fund
– The Faye & Max Warshafsky Medical Research Scholarship Fund
– The Yale Pilz Memorial Student Scholarship Fund
The Persiko/Kendal Scholarship was awarded to Laura Hardt, Philip Wu, Eliana Claman & Vardit Lightstone. Recently Lorne Persiko, along with Allan Rakowsky and Ron Melvin of the law firm Rose, Persiko, Rakowsky, Melvin LLP met with some of the recipients and awarded the scholarship to Phillip Wu and Laura Hardt who are heading off to Israel soon to begin their studies.
The Faye & Max Warshafsky Medical Research Scholarship Fund at the Hebrew University was established by the Warsh and Warshafsky families in 2016 to honour the memory of their parents, Faye and Max. The family wanted to give an annual award to a PhD student studying in the field of mental health disorders research at the Faculty of Medicine at Hebrew U.
The first ever Warshafsky scholarship was awarded to Anastasia Hodes who is currently a PhD student studying in the Department of Medical Neurobiology at the Faculty of Medicine at Hebrew U under the supervision of the Dean of Medicine, Professor David Lichstein. The focus of her studies is on mental health disorders, as this field represents both a growing public health concern, affecting millions worldwide and is an under-funded area of medical research.
(Left to right) Merle Goldman, Executive VP of CFHU awards Anastasia Hodes the Warshafsky Scholarship with Prof. David Lichstein at the faculty of Medicine at Hebrew University.
The Yale Pilz Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Pilz family in 2016 to honour the memory of their beloved son and brother Yale. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving Undergraduate or Graduate student attending a summer program at Hebrew U.
The first ever Yale Pilz scholarship was just awarded to Lindsey Jackson who will be studying this summer at the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University.
We wish all the recipients good luck and we can’t wait to hear about their experiences upon their return to Canada.