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1. Scholarships & Grants
The Wiener Educational Center offers scholarships to outstanding students preparing for careers in the Jewish communal sector, and consider applicants who are pursuing the following degrees:
Nonprofit business administration
Scholarship recipients are required to intern within UJA-Federation of New York's network of agencies, area synagogues or day schools while receiving scholarship funds (a maximum of two years), and to work in those settings, here in the UJA-Federation of NY catchment area, for a minimum of two years after graduation. Scholarship recipients also participate in a number of educational seminars throughout the year to grapple with some of the key challenges facing the organized Jewish community.
Please notify both current and prospective students about our scholarships. We accept students at any point in their academic programs, though students must be studying in New York while receiving scholarship funds. Students interested in learning more or receiving an application should contact. For more information, please contact Sivan Kerem at email@example.com or 212.836.1661. Applications can be submitted electronically to Sivan at firstname.lastname@example.org until February 15, 2012. . Applications can be submitted electronically to Sam any time before February 15, 2012, though early applications are encouraged.
You can learn more about the requirements and eligibility for our different scholarships on our website at http://www.ujafedny.org/graduate-student-scholarships-and-fellowships, and please feel free to contact us with any questions.
The JVS Scholarship Fund of the Jewish Vocational Service Agencies offers scholarships (amounts vary) as well as interest-free loans. www.jvsnj.org
The JCCs of North America Graduate Scholarship Program offers full-time students majoring in select subjects $10,000 so long as they agree to work for a JCC after graduation. www.jcca.org
The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America offers educational grants of $500–$1,000 to high school seniors who are direct descendants of members. www.jwv.org
Hebrew Free Loan Society is your one stop shopping for interest free loans and scholarships.There are scholarships for students in the sciences, Jewish women, social sciences and more. Please check out their website at www.hfls.org
HIAS - Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society has had an extraordinary impact on millions of Jews. For generation after generation, HIAS has provided essential lifesaving services to world Jewry, through its mission of rescue, reunion and resettlement. Go to HIAS.org for mroe information
For many more Scholarships and information please check the UJA Federation of New York's Website at www.ujafedny.org
2. Lower Cost Loans
The Hebrew Loan Society offers interest-free loans of up to $7,500 per year. Eligibility varies regionally. www.freeloan.org
The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) provides need-based “last-dollar” loans to Jewish students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. www.jelf.org
The Jewish Free Loan Association offers loans up to $2,500/year (up to $3,000/year for grad students) to residents of Southern California; loans for Israel Experience programs are also available. www.jfla.org/loans