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UW Scholarship Fund

Look who your UW membership supports...

All making our world a better place and contributing to the Jewish mission of Tikkun Olam.

  • Leo Naboyshchikov

    I Found My Path by Fighting Terrorism

    Nine years ago, Leo was just another high school graduate searching for his place in the world. After sitting in on a class at AJU, he immediately enrolled as a Political Science major. Professors and mentors gave him the individualized attention which prepared him to become a leader in his field.

    Today Leo is a Senior Analyst for a private defense company and was instrumental in the organization, training, and success last year involving dozens of countries participating in counter terrorism exercises in Southeast Asia.

  • Kimberly Duenas

    I Found My Path in Humanitarian Work

    Kimberly Duenas is the daughter of El Salvadoran-American parents. From a young age she knew that she wanted to work for social justice and fight for human rights issues.

    AJU College became Kimmie’s laboratory. She explored ethics and her Latin American Jewish and Ashkenazi heritage. She learned how to advocate for social justice through a double major in Psychology and in Literature, Communication & Media. She also collaborated with faculty and fellow students to organize AJU’s annual Human Rights Week.

    Today, Kimmie is a fellow of the Jewish Service Corps, working at the JCC in Mumbai, India.

  • Shawn Azizollahi

    I Found My Path by Representing Others

    Having a dream can take you far, but knowing how to turn that dream into a reality makes a career. That’s what AJU did for Shawn Azizollahi, a successful entrepreneur and corporate real estate attorney who runs his own practice, the Marquee Law Group.

    AJU’s dynamic class settings and strong student-professor relationships allowed Shawn to shadow lawyers and get first-hand legal experience while earning his B.A. degree.

    After graduating Summa Cum Laude from AJU, Shawn received his JD from UCLA. To give back to the place that helped carve his path, Shawn contributes to AJU’s real estate industry professional group, the Moriah Society, and by teaching classes in the Business Major.

  • Eden Banarie

    I Found My Path by Fighting Injustice

    Some people don’t just have careers - they have a calling. This is the case for Eden Banarie, who graduated with a BA/MBA in Nonprofit Management from AJU in 2013.

    Undaunted by the scope of global injustice, Eden entered AJU determined to make a difference. Classes in executive leadership and the social sector taught Eden how to develop and implement programs to tackle the issues in real-time.

    Today Eden is the Youth Engagement Coordinator for Jewish World Watch.

90% of AJU students benefit from student scholarships
funded in part by University Women membership.