33 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 University — Auburn University Jewish Scholarship
Brandeis University — Edward Fein Scholarship
Brooklyn College – Sandra and Jack Levitt Scholarships
Bryn Mawr College – Jane M. Oppenheimer Scholarship
Emory University – Sam Bredow Memorial Fund Award
Florida Atlantic University – Frank M. and Sara Mina Mervis Memorial Scholarship
Florida International University – Mrs. Betty G. Reader Undergraduate Scholarship
Franklin & Marshall College – Paul and Rose Wiener Scholarship
Georgia Institute of Technology – Crowder Family Fund Scholarship
Hofstra University – Florence Flegenheimer Endowed Memorial Scholarship; Adrienne & Charles E. Grodberg Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Ithaca College – Nathan L. Lewis Memorial Scholarship
Southern Methodist University – Donald J. Grossfeld Memorial Scholarship
Temple University – Lillian and Morris Zeiger Book Scholarship
Texas Christian University – Bermont Family Undergraduate Jewish Student Scholarship
Trinity College – Ethel and Max Schader Memorial Scholarship
University at Buffalo – Arthur and Louise Wasserman Scholarship
University of Alabama — Matthew Cranman Scholarship
University of California, Berkeley – L.J. Craig and Alice Craig Scholarship
University of California, Davis – Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship
University of California, Irvine – Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship
University of California, Los Angeles – Heather Kase Scholarship
University of California, San Diego – Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship
University of California, Santa Cruz – Candy Issenman Coonerty Hillel Scholarship
University of Central Florida – Milton A. & Louise C. Jentes Scholarship
University of Florida – Warren Bargad Scholarship in Jewish Communal Services
University of Minnesota – Bentson Family Scholarship
University of Southern California – Jewish Leadership Scholarship
University of Wisconsin-Madison – Harry Drexler Hillel Scholarship
Washington and Lee University – Max and Sylvia Weinstein Scholarship
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