Grants & Scholarships

Our scholarship board below is a resource for our students to find scholarship opportunities outside of Hillel.


The UJA Federation of New York offers a variety of scholarship opportunities.

The Helyn B. Reich (HBR) Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at the American Zionist Movement, in 1995 in memory of Helyn B. Reich, wife of Seymour D. Reich, Past President of AZM. HBR scholarships are awarded each Fall and Spring to a limited number of American students who choose to study at one of several designated Israeli universities or attend post-college long-term programs. The scholarship seeks to recognize candidates who have demonstrated academic excellence, pro-Israel activity in their personal lives and show a commitment to future involvement with the Jewish and Zionist community. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2018 Scholarship is July 18, 2018!

The Shapiro Family Fellowship is a highly selective, yearlong experience designed to cultivate future leaders of the New York Jewish community through high-level discussion with peers, leaders, and mentors in the United States and Israel. The Shapiro Family Fellowship believes that a deepened understanding of the complexities of Israel is key to inspiring future change-makers. The fellowship, conceived and funded by the New York-based Shapiro family, is operated by UJA-Federation of New York. 

The JVS Scholarship Fund of the Jewish Vocational Service Agencies offers scholarships (amounts vary) as well as interest-free loans.

The JCCs of North America Graduate Scholarship Program offers full-time students majoring in select subjects $10,000 so long as they agree to work for a JCC after graduation. Learn more!

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America offers educational grants of $500 $1,000 to high school seniors who are direct descendants of members. Learn more!

Hebrew Free Loan Society  is your one stop shopping for interest free loans and scholarships. There are scholarships for students in the sciences, Jewish women, social sciences and more.  

HIAS - Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society has had an extraordinary impact on millions of Jews. For generation after generation, HIAS has provided essential lifesaving services to world Jewry, through its mission of rescue, reunion and resettlement.

The Hilda Specter Morgenstern Merit Scholarship Fund offers a $2,500 scholarship to undergraduate Jewish women who would like to spend at least one semester studying in Israel.  Women who qualify are those whom are 1) graduating from high school this academic year and 2) currently enrolled in college.



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