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Jewish Scholarships

Here are some of the Jewish scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Lillian Fried Scholarship Fund

General Purpose: To provide scholarships for deserving women to pursue collegiate or graduate studies. Criteria: Jewish; financial need. Geographic Limitations: San Francisco, San Mateo, northern Santa Clara, Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Jewish Federation Israel Scholarship Program

The Jewish Federation Israel Scholarship Program enables teens to participate in an Israel Experience to develop and enrich their Jewish education and reinforce Jewish identity. The Federation supports both need-based and incentive scholarships. Israel scholarships are made possible by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, the Samuel Israel Foundation and other donors. Applications are reviewed by the Israel Scholarship Committee. Please note the following: Scholarships are for teen experiences only. Gap year experiences are not eligible for scholarship funding through this program. Scholarships cannot be awarded retroactively. Scholarship recipients are required to complete volunteer service at the Jewish Federation upon the conclusion of their Israel program (see application packet for details). Scholarship recipients must write one blog post and send at least five pictures for every three weeks of their program. To be eligible for a Teen Israel Scholarship, you must: Be a permanent resident of Washington State. Participate in an Israel program that starts from the summer after ninth grade through high school graduation. Select an Israel program that is an educational youth/peer program (adventure travel, community service, volunteer work, study). Seek additional sources of scholarship funding from your synagogue (if you are affiliated) and your Israel program/sponsoring organization.

Rhea Sourifman Caplin Memorial Scholarship

Selection Criteria * Greater Hartford resident (preference to Bloomfield) * Of the Jewish faith * Accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning * Pursuing nursing or healthcare profession * Minimum B average in sciences * Good citizenship and active involvement in the communityAdditional materials: * Essay about why you should receive a scholarship from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford. * Financial Aid Worksheet (last page of application available at http://www.jcfhartford.org) and copy of parents' IRS 1040

The Furer-Barag-Wolf Post 126 Jewish War Veterans Post Scholarship Fund

The Jewish War Veterans Post 126 Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to children or grandchildren of current or deceased members of the JWV Post 126.Assistance will be based upon need or merit for students currently enrolled or applying to attend an accredited college or university at the undergraduate or graduate level.Those eligible shall be relatives of those JWV members residing in the Burlington, Camden or Gloucester Counties currently or during their lifetime. RULES: 1. The JWV Scholarship Committee shall determine the recipient of the award based upon the following criteria listed in order of priority:? Grade Point Average? Community service? Special acts of honors? Military service? Other extraordinary need 2. Award period is one year 3. Applicant may apply for an unlimited number of years 4. The award is limited to tuition, books and room and board 5. Applicants must provide the following materials:? Resume including CGPA and SAT scores? Transcripts? Two letters of recommendation? Applicants may also be asked to participate in an interview6. Parent or Guardian must complete Scholarship Financial Application form

Freda & Sam Yacker Israel Experience Award

Essay Competition For post High School Israel study programs at a university, yeshiva, or recognized program. TOPIC: In a 500-word essay, reflect on the way your Jewish community has contributed to your life so far. Describe what you feel your role will be as an adult in contributing to the vibrancy of your Jewish community into the future, and how will your upcoming Israel experience help you to grow into the role you foresee for yourself. RULES: 1. The Freda and Sam Yacker contest is open to Jewish students 18-25 years of age who live in Camden, Gloucester, or Burlington Counties. 1. Essays should be two to five pages, one sided, double spaced in 12-point font with 1 inch margins. 2. Content, style, and attention to spelling and grammar are all important elements. 3. Do not include identifying details about your synagogue, school, rabbi, name or family members in the body of your essay. 4. Any outside sources quoted should be properly cited. 5. All essays should be accompanied with a Scholarship Application Cover Sheet and Special Scholarship Application Form. 6. Essays will be judged by a panel of experts from the local Jewish community. Send all essays and application materials to: infojcf@jfedsnj.org

The Robert L. Schattner Scholarship Award

The Robert L. Schattner Scholarship is for Jewish students residing in Burlington, Camden or Gloucester Counties who plan to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college or university degree-related program. Priority will be given to students pursuing degree programs in a health or business related field. Students must demonstrate financial need. RULES: 1. Applicant must have a 2.5 minimum grade point average 2. Include all extra-curricular activities applicant is involved with including: participation in religious, civic and/or community organizations, athletics, and/or employment experience 3. Applicant must demonstrate financial need 4. Parent or Guardian must complete the Scholarship Financial Application 5. Award period is one year 6. Current recipients of this scholarship may re-apply 7. Scholarship may be used for tuition and books or room and board 8. Applicants must provide the following materials: □ Special Scholarship Application Form □ Most recent official transcript with GPA and SAT scores □ Personal statement describing your involvement in the Jewish community, extracurricular activities, honors and awards (as indicated in Special Scholarship Application Form) □ Parent/Guardians’ most recently signed 1040 □ Two letters of recommendation from source other than a family member

JFCS Scholarships

Eligibility: You are Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Santa Clara counties for at least one year prior to your application. You can demonstrate financial need according to JFCS’ guidelines. You have been accepted to or are enrolled in, a college, university, vocational school, or other accredited institution of higher learning. You are in good academic standing, according to the guidelines of your school with a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

The Sophie and Henry Billys Scholarship

Awarded to a full time student who may not qualify for academic scholarships and who has overcome a major obstacle.For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to both full-time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family's income should not exceed $85,000 annually. Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances. Funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Students can apply once a year.

The Frank Joseph Garron Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to full-time graduate or undergraduate. (Tuition only.) Can be renewed in competition with others.For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to full- time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family's income should not exceed $85,000 annually. Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances. Funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Students can apply once a year.

The Eleanor Gerson Award

Awarded to needy students. Academic achievement and community involvement is considered.For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to both full and part-time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family's income should not exceed $85,000 annually. Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances. Funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Students can apply once a year.

The Solomon and Jennie Hurvitz Scholarship

Awarded to scholastically superior, unmarried Jewish student attending a secular college in Ohio.For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to both full and part-time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.

The Mrs. Bert Keller Award

Awarded to a freshman or graduate student pursuing a career in medicine.For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to both full and part-time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family's income should not exceed $85,000 annually. Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances. Funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Students can apply once a year.

The Saltzman Scholarship

Undergraduate or graduate student focused on specific career goal, preferably in the health care field. Student should have sense of giving back to community. Renewable.For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to both full and part-time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family's income should not exceed $85,000 annually. Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances. Funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Students can apply once a year.

The Irving I. Stone Support Foundation

Awarded to students attending Yeshiva University or approved Seminary/Yeshiva study in Israel.For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to both full and part-time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family's income should not exceed $85,000 annually. Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances. Funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Students can apply once a year.

The Stanley and Enid Rothenfeld Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a non-traditional needy Jewish student (min. 3.0 GPA).For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to both full and part-time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family's income should not exceed $85,000 annually. Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances. Funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Students can apply once a year.

The Howard S. Young Scholarship

Awarded to an academically superior student attending Case Western Reserve University. An engineering major is preferable. (Can be renewed.)For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to both full and part-time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.

The William Wortzman Family Education Fund

Financially disadvantage student, minimum 3.0 GPA. Students seeking business/law degree preferred.For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to both full and part-time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family's income should not exceed $85,000 annually. Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances. Funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Students can apply once a year.

The Helen and Morris Zupnick Scholarship

Awarded to an Orthodox Jewish student with defined career goals and high academic credentials.

Joseph and Marion Greenbaum Scholarship Fund

The Joseph and Marion Greenbaum Scholarship Fund, a permanent restricted endowment of the Jewish Fund for the Future, provides scholarships for undergraduate students to attend accredited colleges or universities. For more information email Scholarships@ShalomDel.org.

Jerusalem Study Fund

The Jerusalem Study Fund is a permanent restricted endowment of the Jewish Fund for the Future and supports students 16 or older (with preference to applicants aged sixteen through twenty-four) in their study at educational institutions located in Jerusalem, or its proximate suburbs in Israel. The Fund supports payment toward international transportation, tuition, books, room and board to defray expenses which otherwise would be paid by recipients. Funding varies depending on the number of requests received and program cost.

Kimberly Dawn Ellis Scholarship Fund

To a first-year Jewish law student. Eligible students are requested to submit a letter of application detailing their academic qualifications, community and Jewish involvement, career goals and financial need.

Eva Levitan Memorial Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to Jewish residents of Connecticut who are interested in studying at a school of nursing. Amount Awarded: $750 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: This program is open to Jewish residents of Connecticut who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college program in nursing. Selection is based on academic record and community service.

Nathan Jay Friedman College Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Jewish undergraduate students who are accepted to or are attending an accredited undergraduate college or university program. Qualifications: Strong academic record and financial need. Residency requirements: Student's parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Annual Grant: 1 scholarship of $5,000 or more.

Lorry I. Lokey Supporting Foundation Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Undergraduate students accepted or attending an accredited undergraduate college/university program. Qualifications: Financial need, strong academic record, and leadership potential. Residency requirements: Student's parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Annual Grants: 20 to 25 scholarships: $1,500 - $4,000 each.

The Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Jewish undergraduate or graduate student accepted or attending an accredited college/university program. Qualifications: Major in Library Science, English Literature, or related field, with the intention of working with underserved children to excite them through reading to pursue higher education. Residency requirements: Undergraduate: Student's parents must be permanent residents of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Graduate: Applicant must be a permanent resident of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Annual Grant: 1 scholarship of $2,000 - $5,000.

Kanbar Charitable Trust

Eligibility: Jewish undergraduate students accepted or attending an accredited undergraduate college/university program. Qualifications: Must demonstrate active participation in Jewish community life, strong academic record, and financial need. Residency requirements: Student's parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Please Note: will consider Jewish Eastern European

Jack and Elisa Klein Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Jewish undergraduates and, on occasion, graduate students accepted or attending a four-year accredited college or university. Qualifications: Financial need, strong academic record, and Jewish community involvement. Residency requirements: Student's parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Please Note: On occasion, will consider exceptional Jewish students whose parents permanent address is outside the above-stated area. Annual Grants: 8 to 10 scholarships: $3,000-$5,000 each.

The Gail Karp Orgell Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Female undergraduate students, attending community college or a four-year university program. Qualifications: This is a merit-based scholarship, based equally on three factors: academic excellence, achievements in leadership, and involvement in athletics. Residency requirements: Student's parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Annual Grants: 1-2 scholarships: $2,000-$4,000 each.

The Purple Lady / Barbara J. Meislen Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Jewish undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a professional musical career. Qualifications: Musical potential and financial need. Residency requirements: United States and Israeli citizens are welcome to apply. Annual Grant: 1 scholarship of $2,000.

The John Rado Family Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Jewish undergraduate students from Eastern Europe, who arrived after 1989, and are attending the U.C. or Cal. State University school system. Qualifications: Strong financial need and academic excellence. Residency requirements: Student's parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), Marin, and Sonoma Counties.

Sarlo Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate foreign-born students at accredited institutions of higher learning and/or the arts. Qualifications: Academic and/or artistic excellence and financial need. Residency requirements: None. Annual Grants: 6 or more scholarships: $1,000 - $10,000 each.

The Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students at accredited institutions of higher learning and/or the arts, who are children of gay and/or lesbian parent(s). Qualifications: Academic and/or artistic excellence and financial need. Residency requirements: Undergraduate: Student's parents must be permanent residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), San Francisco, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. Graduate: Applicant must be a permanent resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), San Francisco, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. Annual Grants: 4 to 6 scholarships: $3,000 - $5,000 each.

The Martin S. Cohen Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Named for a former student, is awarded to a Jewish student with demonstrated financial need and good academic standing.

President's Scholars Program

The Presidents scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who demonstrate exceptional leadership and academic abilities. Candidates are considered on the basis of outstanding academic preparation, SAT or ACT test results, course load, and extra-curricular achievement. Awards are based on merit rather than need. Selection to the Presidents Scholars Program means entry into an ongoing leadership development program. Eligibility for a merit scholarship may be valued at _, _ tuition, or _ tuition renewable for up to four years. Renewal requirements include maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.

Jewels Leadership Scholarship

The JEWELS Scholarship is designed to foster leadership skills of those applicants who are active in Jewish youth group(s). Students apply to this program separately and may include it with their admissions application. The scholarship is valued at _ tuition renewable for up to four academic years. Renewal requirements include maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.

Transfer Excellence Award

This award recognizes the achievements of transfer students with superior academic records and breadth of experience. Scholarships range from 25% to 75% tuition, renewable up to three academic years with satisfactory academic progress. Renewal requirements include maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.

UJ Tuition and Housing Grants

UJ Tuition and Housing Grants are awarded by the University of Judaism to eligible full-time students to help offset the cost of tuition and/or on-campus housing. Students do not repay grants.

The Barbara Levy Calick Scholarship Fund

Established by Hilma B. Levy and Walter J. Levy in loving memory of their daughter, Barbara Kay Levy Calick, for the purpose of providing scholarships to assist with the costs of technical or trade training. Funds may also be used to aid with the costs of higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level. There is no minimum academic grade point average or test score required. Scholarship awards will be based on a combination of financial need, academic merit, proven leadership qualities and community involvement. Jewish and non-Jewish candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship. One scholarship of $580.00 will be awarded. Areas of involvement: Cultural/religious studies,camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School related activities Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate, 9/graduate Giving primarily to Texas.

The Frank Gilford Scholarship

Established in memory of Frank Gilford. One scholarship is available for qualifying students who wish to pursue an education in Jewish studies either locally, elsewhere in the United States or in Israel. Financial need and academic merit will be considered. Education level: Jewish undergraduate and graduate students GPA: 3.0 Undergraduate Test Scores: SAT1000 or ACT24 Graduate Test Scores: GRE v540 q640 a600 or GMAT v32 q35 or equivalent Areas of involvement: Jewish studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate, 9/graduate. Giving primarily to Texas.

The Joe Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in Fashion and Retailing

Established by the family of the late Joe Goldstein in his memory. Preference is given to third and fourth-year undergraduate students who are majoring in fashion merchandising and retailing at accredited colleges. Both financial need and academic merit are considered. One $1,200.00 scholarship will be awarded. Jewish and non-Jewish students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Education level: 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students GPA: 3.0 Test Scores: SAT1000 or ACT24 Area of study: Fashion Merchandising and Retailing Areas of involvement: Cultural/religious studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Giving primarily in Texas.

The Annette Golman Jayson and Frances Goodman Golman Scholarship

Established by Dr. Hal Jayson in loving honor of his mother Annette Golman Jayson, and his aunt, Frances Goodman Golman who are both living lives dedicated to Judaism. Scholarships will be provided for Jewish undergraduates and graduate students to participate in an organized course of academic study in Israel. There is no minimum academic grade point average or test score required. Academic merit (20%), financial need (60%) and community involvement (20%) will be considered. One scholarship of $1,000.00 will be awarded. Education level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate students Areas of involvement: Jewish studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations Community/civic activities School-related activities Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate, 9/graduate Giving primarily in Texas.

The Donald J. Grossfeld Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Donald J. Grossfeld to fund scholarships for Jewish students at Southern Methodist University [undergraduate (sophomore and older), graduate, or law school students]. Financial need and academic merit will both be considered. Candidates need not be from the Dallas area to be eligible. Award Amount $2,000.00 Education level: Jewish undergraduates sophomore and above, Graduate students, Law School Students GPA: 2.5 University: Southern Methodist University Areas of involvement: Jewish studies or organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate 9/graduate

The Bill Jayson Jewish Studies Scholarship

Established by Dr. Hal Jayson in loving memory of his Father, Bill Jayson, who served as an inspiration to him and to many others in the Dallas Jewish community, to provide scholarships for undergraduate or graduate level students who have demonstrated an interest in or are currently enrolled in a formal Jewish studies program. Financial need (60%), academic merit (20%), and community involvement (20%) will be considered. One $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded. The grant shall not be limited to tuition, but may cover all education related expenses. Education level: Jewish undergraduate and graduate students GPA: 3.0 Test Scores: GRE v 540 q 640 a 600 or GMAT v 32 q 35 or equivalent Area of study: Jewish Communal Service Areas of involvement: Jewish studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate 9/graduate. Giving primarily in Texas.

The JFGD Jewish Communal Service Studies Scholarship

Established by the Federation Board of Directors. Scholarships are available for graduate students pursuing a degree in Jewish Communal Service (other than the rabbinate or cantorate). Financial need (35%), academic merit (40%) and Jewish involvement (25%) will be considered. One scholarship will be awarded. Candidates must be enrolled in or applying for full-time graduate degree program or certification program in Jewish Communal Service, or a related graduate program such as social work, public administration, etc. at an accredited college or university. The program must include a supervised internship in a Jewish communal setting. Award Amount: $950.00 Education level: Jewish Graduate students GPA: 3.0 Test Scores: GRE v 540 q 640 a 600 or GMAT v 32 q 35 or equivalent Area of study: Jewish Communal Service Areas of involvement: Jewish studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Giving primarily in Texas.

The Sam and Anne Kesner Texas A&M Scholarship

Established by Sam and Anne Kesner for Jewish students at Texas A & M University. Financial need (80%), academic merit (10%) and Jewish involvement (10%) will be considered. One scholarship of $670.00 will be awarded. Students need not be from the Dallas area to be eligible. Education level: Jewish undergraduate and graduate students GPA: 3.0 University: Texas A&M University (non-Dallas applicants ok) Areas of involvement: Jewish studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate 9/graduate

The Nina J. Kutchuk Scholarship

Established in honor of family and friends who have provided Nina their love, support and inspiration. This scholarship is for the purpose of assisting a young Jewish female student by removing some of the financial roadblocks in her pathway to pursue her educational dream to attend the university or college of her choice. Financial need (60%), academic merit (30%), and community involvement (10%) will be considered. It is important to the donor that the woman receiving this scholarship should be a person of quality in both her personal and educational goals. One scholarship of $500.00 will be awarded. Education level: Jewish undergraduate female students GPA: 3.0 Test Scores: SAT 1000 or ACT 24 Areas of involvement: Jewish studies and/or organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12 Giving primarily in Texas.

The Ben and Dorothy Lewis Scholarship

Established by the Federation Board of Directors in memory of Ben and Dorothy Lewis, two outstanding leaders of the Jewish community. Scholarships are available for Jewish students pursuing a career as a Jewish community professional (rabbinate, Jewish teacher, community worker, etc). Financial need and academic merit will both be considered. One $400.00 scholarship will be awarded. Education level: Jewish undergraduate and graduate students GPA: 3.0 Undergraduate Test Scores: SAT 1000 or ACT 24 Graduate Test Scores: GRE v 540 q 640 a 600 or GMAT v 32 q 35 or equivalent Area of study: Jewish Community Professional Areas of involvement: Jewish studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate, 9/graduate. Giving primarily in Texas.

The Julie G. Lowenberg Scholarship

Established in honor of Julie Lowenberg for the purpose of enabling undergraduate and graduate students to attend college. There are no minimum levels for grades and test scores. Jewish and non-Jewish candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 60% financial need and 40% community involvement will be considered. One scholarship of $750.00 will be awarded. Education level: Undergraduate and graduate students Areas of involvement: Cultural/religious studies, camps, retreats, trips and organizations; community/civic activities; school-related activities Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate 9/graduate Giving primarily in Texas.

The Frances Olsan Scholarship

Established in memory of Frances Olsan as a general scholarship. Both financial need and academic merit are considered. One $360.00 scholarship will be awarded. Jewish and non-Jewish candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Education level: Undergraduate and Graduate students GPA: 3.0 Undergraduate Test Scores: SAT1000or ACT24 Graduate Test Scores: GRE v540 q640 a600 or GMAT v32 q35 or equivalent Areas of involvement: Cultural/religious studies, camps, trips, retreats organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate 9/graduate Giving primarily in Texas.

Arnold and Ruth W. Pian Scholarship Fund

Established by Sally L. Pian and Ira W. Silverman in honor of the 94th birthday of Ruth Pian, to enable deserving young people to attend The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Students must be American citizens. Jewish and non-Jewish candidates are eligible. Financial need (33%), academic achievement/high scholastic merit (34%) and community involvement (33%) will be considered. One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded. Education level: Undergraduate seniors or current medical students Hours enrolled/semester: Must be enrolled in or applying for full-time study Giving primarily in Texas.

The Hedy and Fred Reisberg Scholarship

Established for the purpose of providing scholarships for Jewish students in need to enable them to attend the university, college or Yeshiva of their choice. Scholarship awards are available for undergraduate or graduate students. Financial need (70%), academic merit (20%), and community involvement (10%) will be considered. Two scholarships of $2,867.00 each will be awarded. There is no minimum academic Grade Point Average or test score required. Education level: Jewish undergraduate and graduate students Areas of involvement: Jewish studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate, 9/graduate Giving primarily in Texas.

The Martin Samuelsohn Scholarship for Jewish Students Attending Southern Methodist University School of Law

Established by Martin Samuelsohn to encourage Jewish students to attend his alma mater, Southern Methodist University School of Law. Academic excellence as well as financial need and community involvement will be considered. One $3,900.00 scholarship will be awarded. Scholarship candidates must be enrolled in or applying for full-time study at Southern Methodist University School of Law and will be chosen as worthy for consideration by the School. Candidates must have maintained a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.1, either while at Law School or in their previous course of studies. The Scholarship Committee will interview the candidates, and then evaluate them based on the interview and the following criteria: Academic Excellence - 75%, Financial Need - 20%, Community Involvement - 5%. Education level: Undergraduate seniors or current law students GPA: 3.1 University: Southern Methodist University School of Law Hours enrolled/semester: must be enrolled in or applying for full-time study Giving primarily in Texas.

The Fannie Schaenen Scholarship

Established in memory of long-time donor, Fannie Schaenen, to provide a scholarship for a student enrolled in an institution of higher learning. Both financial need and academic merit are considered. One $575.00 scholarship will be awarded. Jewish and non-Jewish candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Education level: Undergraduate and Graduate students GPA: 3.0 Undergraduate Test Scores: SAT1000or ACT24 Graduate Test Scores: GRE v540 q640 a600 or GMAT v32 q35 or equivalent Areas of involvement: Cultural/religious studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate 9/graduate Giving primarily in Texas.

The Mickey and Ruth Schimmel Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family of the late Mickey and Ruth Schimmel in their memory. Scholarships are available for undergraduate or graduate students. Financial need (50%), academic merit (30%), and community involvement (20%) will be considered. Jewish and non-Jewish students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Two $2,500.00 scholarships will be awarded. Education level: Undergraduate and Graduate students GPA: 3.0 Undergraduate Test Scores: SAT1000or ACT24 Graduate Test Scores: GRE v540 q640 a600 or GMAT v32 q35 or equivalent Areas of involvement: Cultural/religious studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate 9/graduate Giving primarily in Texas.

The Edith and Herbert Stehberg Scholarship

The primary source of funds is from the trust established by the Trustees of The Edith and Herbert Stehberg Charitable Trust, and are awarded to undergraduate studies at any private or public (NOT PAROCHIAL OR VOCATIONAL) college or university. Scholastic achievement (60%), financial need (35%) and community involvement (5%) are considered. Jewish and non-Jewish students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must be United States citizens. Up to five scholarship of $2,385.00 will be awarded. Candidates must enroll beginning with the fall semester and must remain eligible to receive the second distribution for the spring semester. Education level: Undergraduate students GPA: 3.0 Test Scores: SAT1000or ACT24 Areas of involvement: Cultural/religious studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12 Giving primarily in Texas.

The UBS Corporate Endowment Scholarship

Established by UBS Financial Services Inc. for the purpose of providing need-based academic scholarships to enable students from the Dallas area to fulfill their dreams of attending college. The criteria for eligibility for this scholarship shall be strictly need based. There is no minimum academic grade point average or test score required. Candidates must be enrolled for a full year in an undergraduate program with a minimum of 12 credits. One $400.00 scholarship will be awarded. Both Jewish and non-Jewish students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Education level: Undergraduate students Areas of involvement: Cultural/religious studies,camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate Giving limited to Dallas area, Texas.

JVS Scholarship Program

The JVS Scholarship Program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in Los Angeles with need-based financial aid, in the belief that education represents the first step to career success. Since its founding in 1972, the JVS Scholarship Program has awarded over $6.5 million to over 4,000 students. Recipients, who range from high school graduates to those entering new career paths later in life, have used our yearly scholarships, which range from $2,000 to $10,000, to study everything from visual art to psychology, dentistry to pharmacology, rabbinical studies to law and medicine. We are committed to providing as much aid to qualified recipients as possible and encourage students to reapply each year they are in school, so that we may help them throughout their post-secondary education. Today’s recipients are pursuing studies at community colleges, four-year colleges, universities and graduate schools in California and across the country. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Must be Jewish Minimum age of 16 years Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County - for a minimum of three years U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident (green card) Planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university or vocational school in the U.S. Planning to enroll full-time (minimum 12 units per term) Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA for undergraduate students and a minimum 3.0 GPA for graduate students for every semester or quarter enrolled. Demonstrated and verifiable financial need including FAFSA (student aid report)

Alexander M. and June L. Maison Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: High school seniors. Qualifications: Strong academic record, leadership potential, and financial need. Residency requirements: Student's parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Annual Grants: Four new scholarships per academic year: one $10,000 and three $2,500. Re-applicants from prior years will be funded if they meet the criteria.

Bashert Scholarship

For Puget So LGBTQ students who identify as Jewish and are residents of Washington. Northwest Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they: currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline; or have lived within that state for more than one year at any time and have been continuously enrolled in an accredited academic institution for the five years prior to the application deadline. LGBTQ Community Involvement: Preference is given to students who are self-identified LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBTQ community. All scholarships emphasize demonstrated commitment to equality and civil rights for all people.

Sara and Max Goldsammler Scholarship Fund

This Scholarship is open to any current or collegiate bound Jewish student and will be applied towards tuition costs. Students fill out a simple application and write a short essay in order to apply. Three scholarships are being awarded; $1,000, $500 and $300, based on their essay.

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Paying for college can be a daunting task for Jewish women. However, there are many private and public scholarship and grant options available for Jewish women that can make paying for college possible and even easy.

Numerous Jewish organizations award women varying scholarships that can put to rest many concerns regarding paying college tuition. Take a look at some of the many programs that can allow Jewish women to get a college education at an affordable cost.

Jewish Endowment Foundation Scholarship

The Jewish Endowment Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships to Jewish women who demonstrate financial need. Among the scholarships that the foundation offers are the Pauline A. Asinof Scholarship, Daniel F. Berg Fund, Lucie Freedman Award and Anne B. Frank fund.

Keep in mind that these are just a few scholarships out of dozens of available financial awards from the Jewish Endowment Foundation. Qualifying for the scholarships requires meeting certain criteria of GPA, SAT scores and personal statement quality.

A minimum high school GPA of 2.7 is required to apply for any of the Jewish Endowment Foundation’s scholarships. In addition, combined SAT scores should be higher than 1300.

While these requirements are not difficult to meet, the scholarships are competitive and will likely require higher statistics in order to be awarded scholarship money. Additional information needed to apply for scholarship funding from the Jewish Endowment Foundation may include:

  • Dependency status
  • Location of desired college
  • Employment History
  • Extra Curricular Activities

Renewal for following school years is not automatic, which means students will have to reapply for scholarship money before each year of study. Applications for the Jewish Endowment Foundation’s scholarships can be found at www.jewishwesternmass.org.

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarships

The Jewish Federation has chapters all around the country and offers scholarships to students in those areas. Scholarships offered by the Jewish Federation in Chicago, for example, are primarily available for Chicago-based Jewish students. The Jewish Federation has over $500,000 in scholarship funds for students who demonstrate financial need.

Undergraduate students applying for Jewish Federation scholarships must be juniors or seniors and be ready to enter the job market in a helpful position. Graduate students must be involved in programs for careers in:

  • medicine: doctor, dentist, nurse, etc.
  • education: teacher, journalist, Jewish studies.
  • social service: social worker, psychologist, therapist, gerontologist.
  • technical services: mathematician, chemist, engineer, architect, computer scientist.

Any applicants for Jewish Federation scholarships should also apply for other scholarships, grants and loans. In addition, appropriate tax forms should be submitted by parents and students to provide proof of financial need.

The Jewish Federation’s of Chicago’s website, jvschicago.org/scholarship, provides additional information concerning standard of living and Jewish eligibility requirements for scholarship funds.

Jewish women who demonstrate significant financial need should waste no time applying for scholarships from the Jewish Federation. Students who receive scholarship awards from the Jewish Federation of Chicago should intend to stay in the Chicago area after they complete school.

Jewish Community Center North American Graduate Scholarships

The Jewish Community Center offers a scholarship for graduate students looking to major in a subject that leads to a career for the Jewish Community Center. Fields of study that are eligible for this scholarship include social work, sports management, physical education and many more.

Full-time students can receive up to $10,000 per year in scholarship funds, and part-time students can receive up to $3,000 per year. Jewish women can earn scholarship funds as long as they contribute to the Jewish Community Center movement during their years of study.

Jewish women who attend a school that requires an internship must be placed into a position with a Jewish Community Center in order to comply with their scholarship requirements. A North American Graduate scholarship generally only provides assistance for a one or two year period during schooling.

A North American Graduate scholarship provides Jewish women a great opportunity to enter graduate studies without having to worry about high tuition costs. Jewish women will be able to assist their community while earning an education at a reduced cost with a scholarship from the Jewish Community Center.

Kaplun Essay Contest

The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation offers high school Jewish students seeking undergraduate college financial aid a chance to write an essay on a given topic. Two main contests are available with each one being applicable to a certain age group separated by levels. Level 1 essays can be written by students in grades 7 through 9, and level 2 essays can be written by students in grades 10 through 12.

The five finalists of each level group will be awarded $750, and the first place student of each essay level will be awarded $1,800. All essays must be double-spaced and should be a minimum of 250 words. In addition, level 1 essays should not be longer than 1,000 words, and level 2 essays should not be longer than 1,500 words.

The topics for the essays may change from year to year, but past topics have ranged from holocaust remembrance to parental obedience. Level 1 and level 2 essay topics are different to prevent similarities and provide different challenges for separate age groups.

The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation’s website, kaplunfoundation.org, provides plenty of additional information regarding eligibility, essay topics and entry processes. While scholarship prizes are competitive, Jewish women in high school should be able to gain an edge by practicing good writing skills and writing an informative and well-organized essay.

Jewish Foundation for Education of Women

The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women distributes grants and scholarships to women in various fields of study. Women looking to study health, public service, math and science can send letters of inquiry to receive scholarship aid. Letters should be about three pages in length and include a family budget to demonstrate any financial need that may exist. The letters should also include:

  • GPA, which must be no lower than 3.0
  • Examples of other students in the program and their futures after graduation
  • Graduation rates of women with GPAs similar to applicant’s
  • Job rates of students with similar GPAs

Jewish women can submit letters of inquiry regarding aid for associate, bachelor’s and graduate programs in college. Not every school is eligible for funds from the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women.

Jewish women can check out the foundation’s website, jfew.org, for information about which schools they can attend to qualify for scholarship funds. The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women strives to provide Jewish women with the financial resources they need to obtain a solid and low-cost post-secondary education.

All scholarships and grants awarded to students are for one-year intervals, which means students must send letters requesting renewal before each academic year.

American Society of Women Accountants

Jewish women who are planning to major in accounting or other related fields can apply for a scholarship from the American Society of Women Accountants. The organization was created in order to give women interested in accounting and finance fields more opportunities to acquire a college education.

The American Society of Women Accountants has been in operation since 1938 and features over 3,500 members. Jewish women who are undergraduate students in their third or fourth year of study can qualify for various scholarships. Jewish women studying finance or accounting in graduate school may qualify for the Master’s Scholarship.

Students do not have to members of the organization to qualify for any of the scholarships. However, applications for scholarship funds are made through local chapters of the American Society of Women Accountants.

Jewish women who are members or who know members of the organization can have applications sent in their name to have a chance to be awarded scholarship funds for their upcoming year of study. For more information about local chapters and how to apply for financial awards, women can visit aswa.org.

National Council of Jewish Women

The National Council of Jewish women regularly participates in social movements involving women’s rights and child welfare. Jewish women with physical disabilities may be able to qualify for their Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship is awarded to individuals to promote independent living from a solid vocational training program. Jewish women who attend college in the New York Metropolitan area who are undergraduates or graduates can qualify for the scholarship fund. Information required to apply for scholarship funds includes:

  • Transcript
  • Essay describing life goals
  • Employment History
  • Description of disability

The Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Fund can allow Jewish women with disabilities to earn a quality education at an affordable cost. The National Council of Jewish Women awards the scholarship every year to students who demonstrate inspirational life goals and financial need based on disability. The application form for the Jackson-Stricks Scholarship can be found online at ncjwny.org under “services to the community.”

Jewish Vocational Service

The Jewish Vocational Service has offered need-based financial aid to over 3,500 students. Jewish women who have financial need can apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • GPA above 2.7
  • Full-time enrollment in college
  • Citizen of Los Angeles
  • Jewish faith
  • No younger than 16 years old

The Jewish Vocational Service has distributed over $4 million in scholarship funding. Students receiving aid often study fields such as medicine, Jewish studies, law and dentistry. Jewish women should submit their FAFSA to prove financial need before applying for scholarship funds. Scholarship award amounts will be based on academic accomplishment in addition to financial need.

Students who receive financial aid from the Jewish Vocational Service can study in community colleges, four-year colleges or universities and graduate schools in California. More information can be found about the Jewish Vocational Service in Los Angeles at jvsla.org.

Finding Other Scholarship Opportunities

Jewish women can easily search for additional scholarships on the internet through various sources. Scholarships often feature numerous types of requirements and provide varying award amounts. All Jewish women have the opportunity to go to college and earn a hard-earned degree in a field of their choice.

With scholarships, Jewish women can search for colleges and universities without worrying about tuition cost. Whether in high school or raising children as a single mom, Jewish women can always find scholarship options that are right for them. Applying for numerous scholarships increases the chances of receiving award money and will result in a more successful scholarship search.