About This Scholarship
Dr. Adolph Surtshin ’32 was interested in civil liberties, ethics, and humanism. He and his wife had come from different religious traditions, but both believed that the important commonality was the ethical teachings of their faiths. He believed that he was his brother’s keeper, that people were basically good, and that the most important thing in life was to behave as to bring out the best in others. He was an optimist. An ardent supporter of the American Ethical Union and the Ethical Culture Society, the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Doctors Without Borders, and Amnesty International, he believed in philanthropy.
This scholarship was established to keep his memory alive, and to further his values. He valued education and felt a great responsibility to use the education he received to help others. He also valued ethical behavior and responsible citizenship. He’d like scholarship awardees to be dedicated to these same values. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,000 to a single student.
- The student must demonstrate the values espoused above.
- The student must be in excellent academic standing.