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Scholarships 998: Fruits for the Picking

Here are just a few of the many scholarships and loans offered specifically to Jewish students.

NATIONAL

Scholarship: Scholarships and Interest-Free Renewable Loans
Sponsor: Jewish Vocational Service Agencies
Eligibility: Varies regionally; see website for details
Award Amount: Varies regionally; see website for details
Information: www.jvsnj.org/affiliates.html

Scholarship: Interest-Free Loans
Sponsor: The Hebrew Loan Society
Eligibility: Varies regionally; see website for details
Award Amount: Up to $7,500 per year
Information: www.freeloan.org

Scholarship: Educational Grants
Sponsor: Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Eligibility: High school seniors who are direct descendants of members in good standing
Award Amount: $500-$1,000
Information: www.jwv.org/program/s.html

Scholarship: Elie Wiesel Ethics Essay Contest
Sponsor: Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
Eligibility: Full-time junior and senior undergraduates enrolled at US colleges
Requirements: In 3,000 to 4,000 words, students are to develop a substantive, informed, and judicious argument defending an ethical perspective or principles relative to one essay topic
Award Amount: $500-$5,000
Information: 212-490-7788, fax 212-490-6006

REGIONAL

Scholarship: Interest-Free "Last Dollar" Loans Needed to Attend School
Sponsor: Jewish Educational Loan Fund
Eligibility: Students from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia for post-secondary study at accredited institutions
Award Amount: Varies depending on financial need
Information: www.jelf.org

Scholarship: Scholarships and Loans
Sponsor: The Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington
Eligibility: Jewish resident of metropolitan Washington, DC; high school students and undergraduates accepted to an accredited 4-year education institution; under 30 years old
Award Amount: $1,000-$6,500
Information: Check website in November 2006 for 2007-2008 information and application: www.jssa.org/scholarship.html

Scholarship: Variety of Scholarships
Sponsor: Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Eligibility: Primarily students from the Greater Dallas Metropolitan area
Award Amount: $300-$4,000
Information: Check website in November 2006 for 2007-2008 information and application www.djcf.org and e-mail Marna Edenson, medenson@djcf.org

Scholarship: Undergraduate/Graduate Awards
Sponsor: Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel of Los Angeles
Eligibility: Students enrolled full-time in college or grad school. Priority given to temple members; next priority to other Sephardic students; merit based
Award Amount: $500-$2,500
Information: templeoffice@sephardictemple.org

PRIZE FOR MOST UNUSUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship: Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: University of California, Los Angeles
Eligibility: Entering or continuing UCLA undergrad who is an orphan of Jewish parentage, has engaged in undergrad study leading toward graduate study in aeronautics, and has maintained a 3.5 GPA
Award Amount: Unspecified
Information: 310-206-0411, Fax: 310-206-5530




 


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