Wednesday January 23, 2019
Grants and Scholarships
DISTRIBUTIONS FROM RESTRICTED FUNDS
ScholarshipsAWARDS FROM SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
JEF has funds for scholarships to individuals for undergraduate studies in the United States, undergraduate/graduate studies in Israel, and for participating in educational tours of Israel. For the 2018-2019 academic year scholarships were awarded totaling $84,780.
Springfield Council of Jewish Women Scholarship Awards - $51,300
JEF Common Fund Awards - $17,600
Israel Travel - $15,880
Academic scholarships are awarded from two pools of funds, The Springfield Council of Jewish Women Scholarship (SCJW) Funds and the JEF Common Fund.
Springfield Council of Jewish Women Scholarship Funds:
The SCJW awards began with the National Council of Jewish Women, Springfield Chapter in 1943. In 1992 the funds were transferred to the Jewish Endowment Foundation. SCJW Scholarship Awards are available to all qualified students regardless of race, religion and gender. Applicants must be residents of Springfield, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Wilbraham, Hampden, Agawam or West Springfield. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on a combination of academic performance, financial need, and community involvement. A history of the individual funds making up the SCJW Scholarship pool is available by clicking here.
To apply for an SCJW scholarship click here. If you received an SCJW award last year, please contact Michelle Lancto for a renewal application. The deadline for applying is Friday, April 5, 2019 at 4 PM. All materials must be received or postmarked by the deadline. Incomplete applications
JEF Common Fund Academic Scholarships:
The JEF Common Fund Scholarships are available to Jewish students living in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Applicants for JEF Common Fund awards must complete the additional information section of the application. To apply click here. The deadline for applying is Friday, April 5, 2019 at 4 PM. All materials must be received or postmarked by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications for Israel Academic and Travel Scholarships are also accepted on an annual basis.
The application for individuals studying in Israel during the 2019-20 academic can be accessed here.
The application for Israel travel scholarship for trips during summer 2019 or the 2019-20 is available by clicking here.
HEBREW EDUCATION AND ISRAEL CULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS
We are pleased to offer scholarships to individuals who are attending a Jewish high school. Applicants must be permanent residents of the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area. Awards are needs based. Applications will be available in spring 2019.
MARCH OF THE LIVING SCHOLARSHIPS
Totsy Foundation March of the Living Scholarship Fund. Established in 1996 by the Trustees of the Totsy Foundation, this fund provides scholarships to March of the Living participants who display leadership, commitment to Jewish values, and financial need. All local youth are eligible. The deadline for submitting applications and all supporting documentation is January 4, 2019. Click here to apply.
For additional information on available scholarships, please contact Michelle Lancto at 413-732-9994.