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Jewish Federation of Western Mass. awards students with scholarships

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts’ Springfield Council of Jewish Women hosted their 80th annual scholarship breakfast Tuesday morning.

In total, 48 students from all over greater Springfield, including Chicopee, East Longmeadow and Wilbraham, were awarded with the Eleanore A. Dunn Scholarship at the Sinai Temple in Springfield. This year, the council is giving away a total of $70,000 in scholarship funds to the recipients who range from high school to college.

Council co-chair Ann Cowen said higher education can be very expensive for young people, so the goal of the scholarship is to reduce the financial burden.