JFS has College Scholarship Opportunities for 2020-21

Jewish Family Services is offering scholarship opportunities for local undergraduate and graduate students.

The following JFS scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 are now available to support Jewish students with college-related expenses.

Scholarships are made possible by:

  • The David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship Fund
  • The Hessberg Trust
  • The JFS Scholarship Fund*

Eligibility requirements vary per scholarship. Students must be residents of Albany, the surrounding area, or attend college or graduate school locally. Applicants must be at least 17 years old and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.

To be considered for a 2020 JFS scholarship, applicants must also write a brief essay on their understanding of Jewish Family Services’ impact on the community and suggest innovative ideas to reach and serve those in need.

If you know someone interested in applying, please share this announcement and have them complete our brief online application.

The deadline is October 30, 2020.

The recipients will be selected from submissions and will be awarded his or her scholarship mid-November. Please note we may choose to use the winning entry in JFS publicity and marketing communications.

* This fund is currently made up of the following funds: Frederick DeBeer Scholarship, Jewish Family Services Scholarship, Beatrice B. Levy Scholarship, George M. Simon Scholarship (restricted to a resident of Albany) and the Eli Werlin Scholarship.

** Application is for the 2020-2021 academic year. Student must provide proof of enrollment/admission prior to scholarship being issued.

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