Below is a list of financial assistance opportunities NOT run through Hillel.
The JVS Scholarship Fund of the Jewish Vocational Service Agencies offers scholarships (amounts vary) as well as interest-free loans. www.jvsnj.org
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. www.jcca.org
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. www.jwv.org
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. Please check out their website at http://www.hfls.org/
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. Go to HIAS.org for more information
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. More information can be found at www.morgensternscholarship.org/.
The Hebrew Loan Society offers interest-free loans of up to $7,500 per year. Eligibility varies regionally. www.freeloan.org
The Sally R. Schneider Scholarship offers approximately $1,000 for Jewish female graduate students. Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
1) A deserving Jewish female graduate student; 2) In the metropolitan New York area; 3) Currently enrolled in and attending a graduate program (by Jan. 31, 2015) in a field benefiting humankind, including, but not limited to medicine, medical research, education, social work, psychology, chiropractic medicine, nursing, or public health; and 4) The candidate should demonstrate an involvement or interest in Jewish culture.
To apply, submit a statement (no more than two pages double spaced, including home address and email, indicating your qualifications for the scholarship. Applications can be sent to Ben Simkovich at BSimkovich@bnaibrith.org.
For many more Scholarships and information please check the UJA Federation of New York's Website at http://www.ujafedny.org/