COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR JEWISH STUDENTS!
Funding available to pursue undergraduate, graduate, vocational and/or seminary studies
Central Scholarship Bureau is pleased to be able to offer three educational funding opportunities for Jewish students in 2010-2011.
The first is the Lessans Family Scholarship, which provides scholarships of up to $5,000 per year to Jewish students pursuing any type of undergraduate study or vocational training. The scholarships are awarded based on both need and merit. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better to be considered.
The second is the Crane Family Foundation Grant for Jewish Studies, which supports students who are enrolled in post-secondary programs related to Jewish studies with scholarships of up to $5,000. This includes high school students planning to pursue full-time Judaic studies for a year in Israel, students currently enrolled in college who want to spend a semester or academic year pursuing Judaic studies in Israel, and any student who has declared a Jewish studies major at accredited colleges, universities, yeshivas and seminaries in the U.S. or Israel. Undergraduates and graduate students are eligible for this scholarship.
And finally, our interest-free loan program has been expanded this year and, through the Jerome and Annette Zimmerman Fund, we are able to offer loans to any student with permanent residency within 200 miles of Baltimore City (including the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey as well as the cities of New York and Washington, D.C.). Two-thirds of the funding provided by the Zimmerman Fund is set aside specifically for Jewish students.
We also offer more than 20 other scholarships (details at our website). By completing the application once, students are automatically considered for all of the programs for which they are eligible! Students wishing to apply for the loan must complete the scholarship application, and will be given the opportunity to "opt-in" for the loan by completing a simple form once the scholarship application is complete.
Our application is online-only and can be found at our website. Students must complete the online application by May 1, 2010. Upon completion of the online application, they will receive instructions for submitting supporting documentation (such as transcripts), which must be postmarked by May 15, 2010. Award decisions will be announced in late July.