College loans can be expensive — luckily some universities offer great scholarships for Jewish students.

29 Universities With Great Jewish Scholarships

As the cost of attending college continues to increase faster than inflation, the question of how to afford four years of university weighs heavily on students and parents.

Many organizations offer scholarships and essay contests that can provide a bit of help in paying for tuition and textbooks. Some of them can be quite specific, tailored toward students who appreciate knitting or the philosophy of Ayn Rand. Many scholarships are available for members of the Jewish community, often offered by local Jewish federations and their affiliated institutions.

Jewish studies departments at universities also often offer scholarships for students majoring in that field — which can sometimes be quite substantial.

But only some colleges — and their boosters — value having a thriving Jewish population on their campus enough to offer scholarships to students who have a Jewish background and plan to focus on more common disciplines. Or don’t even know yet what they want to major in.

Here is a list of some of those opportunities, in alphabetical order:

Auburn UniversityAuburn University Jewish Scholarship

Brandeis UniversityEdward Fein Scholarship

Brooklyn CollegeSandra and Jack Levitt Scholarships

Bryn Mawr CollegeJane M. Oppenheimer Scholarship

Emory UniversitySam Bredow Memorial Fund Award

Florida Atlantic UniversityFrank M. and Sara Mina Mervis Memorial Scholarship

Florida International UniversityMrs. Betty G. Reader Undergraduate Scholarship

Franklin & Marshall CollegePaul and Rose Wiener Scholarship

Georgia Institute of TechnologyCrowder Family Fund Scholarship

Hofstra UniversityFlorence Flegenheimer Endowed Memorial Scholarship; Adrienne & Charles E. Grodberg Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Ithaca CollegeNathan L. Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Southern Methodist UniversityDonald J. Grossfeld Memorial Scholarship

Temple UniversityLillian and Morris Zeiger Book Scholarship

Texas Christian UniversityBermont Family Undergraduate Jewish Student Scholarship

Trinity CollegeEthel and Max Schader Memorial Scholarship

University at BuffaloArthur and Louise Wasserman Scholarship

University of AlabamaMatthew Cranman Scholarship

University of California, BerkeleyL.J. Craig and Alice Craig Scholarship

University of California, DavisMalcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship

University of California, IrvineMalcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship

University of California, Los AngelesHeather Kase Scholarship

University of California, San DiegoMalcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship

University of California, Santa CruzCandy Issenman Coonerty Hillel Scholarship

University of Central FloridaMilton A. & Louise C. Jentes Scholarship

University of FloridaWarren Bargad Scholarship in Jewish Communal Services

University of MinnesotaBentson Family Scholarship

University of Southern CaliforniaJewish Leadership Scholarship

University of Wisconsin-MadisonHarry Drexler Hillel Scholarship

Washington and Lee UniversityMax and Sylvia Weinstein Scholarship

This article is part of the Forward’s first-ever College Guide — to read more fascinating stories and see the definitive rankings, click here.

Contact Aiden Pink at pink@forward.com or on Twitter, @aidenpink.

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