33 Universities With Great Jewish Scholarships by the Forward

33 Universities With Great Jewish Scholarships

Image by iStock

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 University – Donald J. Grossfeld Memorial Scholarship

Temple University – Lillian 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-Madison – Harry Drexler Hillel Scholarship

Washington and Lee UniversityMax and Sylvia Weinstein Scholarship

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

Contact Aiden Pink at pink@forward.com.


Aiden Pink

Aiden Pink

Aiden Pink is the Deputy News Editor for the Forward. Contact him at pink@forward.com or on Twitter, @aidenpink.

33 Universities With Great Jewish Scholarships

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

33 Universities With Great Jewish Scholarships

Thank you!

This article has been sent!