Irving A. Fradkin

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Irving A. Fradkin
Irving A. Fradkin.jpg
Headshot of Irving A. Fradkin
Born(1921-03-28)March 28, 1921
DiedNovember 19, 2016(2016-11-19) (aged 95)
Alma materNew England College of Optometry
OccupationOptometrist (retired)
TitleFounder and President Emeritus, Scholarship America
Spouse(s)Charlotte Fradkin (m. 1946)

Irving A. Fradkin (March 28, 1921 – November 19, 2016) was an optometrist and founder and president emeritus of Scholarship America.

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Fradkin has been called the "Johnny Appleseed" of college scholarships due to his leadership in scholarship access;[1][2] his work has received national media coverage and government support.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Norman, Arthur. "Dr. Irving Fradkin, the 'Johnny Appleseed' of college scholarships". The Jewish Voice. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  2. "Editorial: Dollars for Scholars financing a dream". The Patriot Ledger. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  3. "Huge Surprises for the Man Behind "Scholarship America"". Retrieved 11 March 2014.