Touro announces college grant recipients


Touro Fraternal Association has awarded $27,000 in financial aid to seven students who are pursuing higher education degrees, including grants to three students. 

After a rigorous selection process conducted by Touro’s Student Financial Aid Committee, three applicants were each awarded $5,000 educational grants. Touro increased the grant amount, previously $3,000, this year.

The winners of the grants are:

            Ilana Goldstein, daughter of Brian and Helene Goldstein of Wakefield, a sophomore at the University of Vermont who is studying linguistics. Her interests include teaching, languages and athletics.

            Hannah Glucksman,

daughter of Richard and Priscilla Glucksman of Cranston, a freshman at the University of Rochester who will study biomedical engineering. She enjoys rowing, pottery and robotics.

Ari Berkowitz, son of Gary and Andrea Berkowitz of Barrington, a senior at Beacon College who is studying computer information systems. A regular member of Touro, Ari was an intern for Sen. Jack Reed, enjoys politics, is a peer tutor in history and math, and is proficient with many computer-based systems.

Four other students will share a total of $12,000 in interest-free loans from Touro’s Leo Greenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund. Touro does not release the names of those receiving loans.

Regular Touro members and their children who are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning are eligible to apply for the one-time $5,000 grant or the interest-free loans. Touro members must belong to the organization for at least two years to qualify. Touro has made financial awards to ease the cost of higher education since 1981.

For more information about Touro’s loan and grant programs, as well as many other benefits offered to members, visit, send an email to or call the office at 401-785-6600.