Richard Cohen Memorial Scholarship

The Richard Cohen Memorial Scholarship was founded with the goal of providing qualifying teenagers the opportunity to participate in the JCC Maccabi Games. Rich had a passion for basketball and in the late 90s and early 2000s, as both a player and a coach, the JCC Maccabi games allowed him to do what he loved, while creating lifelong bonds and memories. Rich lost his battle to colon cancer in 2020 but wanted to ensure that other passionate teenagers were provided the necessary means to play in the JCC Maccabi Games. Read more about Richard’s JCC Maccabi story on the JCC Association of North America blog.

The Richard Cohen Memorial Scholarship is for JCC Maccabi athletes who have been accepted to a delegation. If you are still looking for a delegation, please visit the delegation contact page.

Applications are now open for the 2023 Richard Cohen Memorial Scholarship for athletes who have registered with a delegation. 

For questions, email

For questions, email Annette McCann (