Noah Warren Cohen Scholarship honors youth

The Noah Warren Cohen Scholarship has been established in memory of Noah Warren Cohen, a young man with great enthusiasm for social causes and compassion for those less fortunate. Noah died in 2010 at the age of 12 and his family has established a scholarship fund that will award $4,000 in its first year.

Noah himself said, “I believe we are born with a certain amount of intelligence but without acquiring knowledge we cannot do anything with it. I believe that for the brain to have better recall the ability to make connections is important. Without knowledge we cannot make these connections.”

The Noah Warren Cohen Scholarship will support programs that help end the cycle of poverty and mirror the passion and qualities that Noah exemplified. Examples of programs to be considered for funding include, but are not limited to:

• Special training to lift participants from financial dependency to independence

• Confidence building experiences to enhance participants’ ability to contribute to society

Applications will be accepted from individuals of any age for activities and programs that further awareness of self and/or community. Download the application at http://rememberingnoah.jcftucson.org. Submissions are due by April 19. Funds must be used this calendar year. Winners will be notified in May.