Who Can Apply:
- Lieba Joran was a budding artist and lyricist who cared deeply about all people, regardless of their popularity or social standing.
- When she was young, Lieba witnessed a friend being teased by her older sibling. Lieba stood on a chair and chastised the big sister, protesting, “Stop that! Can’t you see she doesn’t like it?” Years later on a bus in middle school, Lieba rebuked girls who were teasing another girl with Down’s Syndrome, telling them to leave her alone, that this is the way the Creator made her. Lieba was a sensitive, caring, and intellectually gifted person who sought to do justice and devoted herself to helping others. Lieba’s Legacy Scholarship is intended to further Lieba Joran’s mission of nurturing kindness, pursuing justice and creating harmony in society.
- Eligible to apply are high school and undergraduate students demonstrating academic merit and seeking to pursue a career that will foster the social-emotional well-being and meet the intellectual needs of gifted children. Preference will be given to homeschooled students.
Submission: To apply, write an essay explaining how your career goals will benefit traditionally misunderstood, gifted children like Lieba.
Deadline: April 25, 2024