Touro Fraternal Association awards scholarships, loans


CRANSTON – Ten young men and women have been selected to share a total of $30,000 in scholarships and loans from the Touro Fraternal Association.

Three of the recipients received $3,000 scholarships, and seven shared a total of $21,000 in interest-free loans from Touro’s Leo Greenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

The scholarship recipients for the 2017-18 academic year are all from Cranston. 

Noah Levin, son of Michael and Katie Levin, is a freshman at George Washington University, where he is studying international affairs. Noah was captain of his high school cross country track and tennis teams, and was an academic All-State in his senior year.

Noah Cohen, son of Richard and Marcy Cohen, is a freshman at Boston University, where he studies computer science.  Noah was a member of the Cranston West Academic Decathlon Team each year of high school, and was a co-captain his senior year.

Joshua Brandes, son of Jed Brandes and Carolyn Tick, is a freshman at Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics.  During his high school years, he focused on community service, volunteering on two medical service trips to the Dominican Republic, and at the Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, in Providence.  Joshua was also a member of the varsity basketball and track teams. 

Since the Leo Greenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1981, approximately a half-million dollars has been distributed to students.  Regular Touro members, their children, and children of deceased Touro members enrolled full time in an accredited institution of higher learning are eligible for the grants and loans. 

For more information about Touro Fraternal Association, go to, e-mail to or call 401-785-0066.

Submitted by Touro Fraternal Association.

Touro Fraternal Association