SARSOTA -- Adina Luft, a fourth-year student at New College, was named a winner of the Tampa Bay Consular Correspondent Corps' scholarship contest.
Luft was presented with a $1,000 scholarship and certificate on Feb. 10 at the New College Foundation.
Vincent Genovese, the Consular Correspondent of Italy, presented Luft with the award. Also attending the event were Sandra Rifkin, co-chair of the Fighting Anti-Semitism Today task force of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee; Jessi Sheslow, director of community relations for the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee; Donal O'Shea, president of New College; Stephen Miles, provost of New College; MaryAnne Young, executive director of the New College Foundation; and Sue Jacobson, member of the Board of Trustees of the New College Foundation.
Genovese launched the scholarship contest after attending the Fifth Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, in Jerusalem in 2015. The contest, intended to inspire young people to combat anti-Semitism, asked for students to write an essay on the causes and effects of anti-Semitism.
For more on the Corps and the scholarship program, visit tampabayconsularcorps.org/scholarship-contest.html