Jewish Scholarships

Community and connection to history are two of the most common criteria for awarding Jewish scholarships and financial aid. Few faiths have as much history or sense of community as Judaism. Both national and local scholarships are available for Jewish students trying to find money for college. Whether you are currently practicing or simply of Jewish descent, there are Jewish scholarship opportunities for you. Below is a list of the most popular Jewish scholarship awards available in our database. To get a full list of personalized scholarship opportunities based on faith and other criteria, create a profile on Scholarships.com and conduct a free scholarship search.

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American Jewish Archives Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/17/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Marcus Center's Fellowship Program provides recipients with month long fellowships for research and writing at The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, located on the Cincinnati campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Fellowship stipends will be sufficient to supplement transportation and living expenses while in residence in Cincinnati. [...] More

Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts Tuition Support Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: $40,800
  • George Washington's Program in Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts (EE/JCA), the only master's program of its kind in the United States, offers an intensive 13-month, cross-disciplinary curriculum combining coursework in Jewish cultural arts, experiential education, and museum education. Graduates will be prepared for careers in Jewish museums and arts institutions, community centers, [...] More

HIAS Chicago Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • HIAS Chicago Scholarships will be awarded to students who came to the United States with the assistance of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship; or is a U.S.-born child or grandchild of someone who immigrated to the United States with the assistance of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship; or someone who applied, or whose family applied, for Permanent Residency (i.e. a “Green Card") or citizenship with the [...] More

HIAS College & Young Adult Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Since 1991, through the generosity of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship (HIAS)’s friends and supporters, HIAS has been fortunate to provide academic scholarships to an extremely impressive group of individuals who immigrated or whose family immigrated to the Chicago area with the assistance of HIAS or who accessed HIAS’ services once in the United States. These undergraduate and graduate [...] More

JCS Scholarship for Jewish Students from Single-Parent Homes

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • JCS offers several scholarships for Jewish high school seniors from the Baltimore Metro Area planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. There is a scholarship available for a student with a documented diagnosed learning disability and several scholarships available for students from single-parent homes. The scholarships are competitive. Recipients are chosen based on several [...] More

Jewish Community Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Jewish Community Foundation offers need-based financial assistance to Jewish students for college and graduate school education, including tuition, fees, room and board. Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States, current residents of the Greater Hartford area, and U.S. citizens.

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Jewish Family and Children's Services Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • At JFCS, we annually help hundreds of Jewish students achieve these goals by providing them with loans and grants. In order to apply, you must be Jewish and have been a legal and permanent resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting your application. Must be able to demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA [...] More

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Central Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/24/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The JSS helps Jewish high school seniors or students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or technical school with demonstrated financial need. Eligible applicants must be bona fide residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland counties for 2+ years (residents of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer, or Venango counties are only eligible to apply for the Sarah and [...] More

Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Jewish United Fund offers a number of annual merit scholarships to high school, college and graduate students to age 23 who demonstrate significant leadership skills. Applicants must be enrolled in grade 10, 11 or 12 or must be no older than 23 years old and enrolled in a college or graduate program and must reside or attend school in metropolitan Chicago. Students must have also applied to [...] More

JSSA Educational Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2023
  • Amount: $6,000
  • Scholarships are awarded annually to a high school senior who has completed significant volunteer services within the local Jewish community in addition to high school graduation service requirements. The JSSA Educational Scholarship Fund is awarded primarily based on financial need, and recipients are eligible for up to two years of funding. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

JVS Chicago Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • JVS Chicago offers scholarships to Jewish students residing in the Chicago metropolitan area (including Lake County, Indiana). Eligible applicants must: were either born and raised in Chicago area or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment; plan on remaining in the Chicago area after completing school; are entering an accredited graduate program [...] More

Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2023
  • Amount: $1,800
  • The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our Jewish heritage, reflect on our Jewish values, and better understand our contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to high school students. Essays must be a minimum of 250 words and must answer the prompt for that year. For more information [...] More
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Last Reviewed: September 2022

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