Preston Hollow resident Benjamin Singer, a senior at the School for the Talented and Gifted at Ewell Townview Magnet Center, is one of 26 recipients nationwide of a Bronfman Youth Fellowship, which honors students from diverse Jewish backgrounds.
The program will allow Singer to participate in a five-week immersion program of study and travel this summer in Israel, followed by a rigorous year of programming centered around pluralism, social responsibility, and Jewish texts. He is the only winner from Texas.
Singer is a battalion commander in the JROTC program at Townview. Last year, he took part in NASA’s Texas High School Aerospace Scholars program that included a week of hands-on learning at Johnson Space Center in Houston. He plans to attend the University of Texas, where he will study computer science in the Turing Scholars program.
The fellowship initiative was started 29 years ago by Edgar Bronfman, a prominent philanthropist and former CEO of the Seagram Company who died in 2013.