Elyse K. Sollender has created the Jeffrey D. Sollender Business and Philanthropic Youth Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program at the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego in memory of her late husband, Jeff Sollender, a renaissance man who always put his family first. Scholarships will recognize innovative, college-bound students who have created and maintained their own commercial or social enterprises. “Jeff was a highly accomplished and creative entrepreneur with boundless energy and optimism who was always available to help others in pursuit of their dreams,” said Elyse Sollender.

Scholarships from the fund are available to graduating high school seniors of all faiths in San Diego who are planning to attend two or four-year colleges or universities. Eligible students must be actively involved in running their own small businesses or social ventures for at least one year. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarship funds may be applied to the cost of college tuition and books. For more information about the scholarship, visit jcfsandiego.org/young-adults/jeffreydsollenderscholarship-2 or contact Sharyn Goodson at 858-279-2740.