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Admissions 101: College Cash

1.  Scholarships & Grants

The JVS Scholarship Loan Program of the Jewish Vocational Service Agency offers interest-free loans up to $5,000/year to Jewish residents of Metro West New Jersey.

The JCCs of North America Graduate Scholarship Program offers full-time students majoring in select subjects $20,000 if they agree to work for a JCC two years after graduation.

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America offers $500–$1,000 grants to high school seniors who are direct descendants of members.

Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service (UJF and JF&CS of Pittsburgh) offers $1,000–$3,000 need-based scholarships to Western Pennsylvania residents.

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation offers $300–$5,000 need-based scholarships primarily to students from the Greater Dallas area.

The Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington offers $1,000–$6,000 scholarships and loans to Jewish residents of metropolitan Washington, DC.

The Jewish Family Service Association offers need-based funds up to $4,000/year to Jewish residents in Greater Cleveland.

2.  Lower Cost Loans

The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) provides need-based “last-dollar” loans to Jewish students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

The Jewish Free Loan Association offers undergraduate loans up to $2,500/year to Southern California residents.


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