Nominations of 'girls with grit' for JMB Award sought

The nomination window is open for the 2019 Jill Melmed-Buzzeo Award (JMB Award). The nomination deadline is March 1, 2018.

The JMB Award is an award for Philadelphia “girls with grit.” Our mission is to equip ambitious, resilient young women from Philadelphia with the tools and support to advance their professional dreams.

The award:

  • provides financial support to buffer the overwhelming expense of college or other post-secondary school initiatives.
  • matches each student with a mentor who can help her navigate academic, professional, and social challenges through a mix of counsel, encouragement, and connections.
  • embeds financial empowerment into our program so each student can confidently assume stewardship of her personal finances.
  • surrounds each student with a strong intergenerational community of women for sharing, advising, networking, and celebrating.

We invite school counselors and administrators and youth program managers to nominate eligible students. Upon receiving your nomination, JMB Award will contact your nominee and invite her to complete their application process.

Nominations are accepted until March 1, 2019, and student nominees may apply up until March 15, 2019. Recipients are named in May 2019.

For eligibility details, click here.

For nomination deadlines, click here.