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    Top 44 Jewish Scholarships in May 2024

    Written by Maria Geiger

    Maria Geiger is Director of Content at Scholarships360. She is a former online educational technology instructor and adjunct writing instructor. In addition to education reform, Maria’s interests include viewpoint diversity, blended/flipped learning, digital communication, and integrating media/web tools into the curriculum to better facilitate student engagement. Maria earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from Monmouth University, an M. Ed. in Education from Monmouth University, and a Virtual Online Teaching Certificate (VOLT) from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Updated: May 2nd, 2024

    If you’re looking for scholarships for Jewish students, you’re in the right place. We’ve collected some of the best scholarships out there for Jewish students, regardless of whether they are completing their undergrad, a graduate degree, or another form of study. In addition, some of the opportunities listed below are open to non-Jewish students who are majoring or taking courses in Jewish studies. Good luck, or B’hatzlacha, to all!

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    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

    • The scholarship requires a fee to apply
    • The scholarship provider’s privacy policy allows for the misuse of student data
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    • Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
    • The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
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    • The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
    • There is no available contact information

    If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!


    * There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
    ** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
    ***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

    Are you a Jewish high school senior residing in New Haven County, Connecticut? The Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship may then be a great scholarship…Show More

    Are you a Jewish high school senior residing in New Haven County, Connecticut? The Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship may then be a great scholarship…Show More

    Are you a Jewish high school senior residing in New Haven County, Connecticut? The Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship may then be a great scholarship opportunity for you! The Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship is offered by the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, a trusted and expert resource for charitable gift planning and endowments. The organization also serves as a partner and resource for synagogues, local Jewish agencies, professional advisors, and donors. The scholarship is open to any and all Jewish high school seniors in New Haven County with a “B” average or higher. The annual $1,000 scholarship is awarded to multiple students, so long as funds allow for it. If you fit the eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply! Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women

    Offered by Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

    Multiple awards worth $1,500
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

    Are you a Jewish, college-bound high school senior who resides in the Greater New Haven area? If so, you may be eligible for the Emma…Show More

    Are you a Jewish, college-bound high school senior who resides in the Greater New Haven area? If so, you may be eligible for the Emma…Show More

    Are you a Jewish, college-bound high school senior who resides in the Greater New Haven area? If so, you may be eligible for the Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women! If Each year, the scholarship awards $1,500 each to multiple eligible applicants who submit a 750-word essay, transcript, their parents’ latest 1040 Tax Return, and a copy of their college acceptance letter. If you're an incoming, Jewish college freshman from Greater New Haven, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,500
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Clifford Lee Kristal Education Grant

    Offered by Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

    2 awards worth $1,250
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

    The Clifford Lee Kristal Education Grant is awarded to the direct descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren) of a member in good standing of the Jewish War…Show More

    The Clifford Lee Kristal Education Grant is awarded to the direct descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren) of a member in good standing of the Jewish War…Show More

    The Clifford Lee Kristal Education Grant is awarded to the direct descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren) of a member in good standing of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America. If an applicant's relative is deceased, the member must have been in good standing at the time of his/her death. All members (including Posthumous) must have joined at least three (3) years ago. The application should be mailed to the appropriate Department Commander. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to receive funding for your post-secondary education. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    2 awards worth $1,250
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Norbert and Gretel B. Bloch Endowed Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Melton Center for Jewish Studies

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Nov 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior & Graduate Student

    Offered by Melton Center for Jewish Studies

    Are you a current student at Ohio State University (OSU) pursuing Jewish Studies? You might want to consider applying for the Norbert and Gretel B.…Show More

    Are you a current student at Ohio State University (OSU) pursuing Jewish Studies? You might want to consider applying for the Norbert and Gretel B.…Show More

    Are you a current student at Ohio State University (OSU) pursuing Jewish Studies? You might want to consider applying for the Norbert and Gretel B. Bloch Endowed Scholarship Fund in Jewish Studies! This scholarship is awarded annually to students who are interested in creating and facilitating a program that will enhance awareness of topics relevant to Jewish life, culture, or history. In addition to the program budget, winners also receive a $1,000 scholarship. Applying for this scholarship isn’t too involved - you’ll just need to complete the online application form including your proposal and some additional academic documents. This scholarship is funded directly through a generous endowment made by Norbert and Gretel B. Bloch. Only one student is awarded each year, so make sure you put your best foot forward in your application materials! If you’re a current student at OSU pursuing Jewish Studies and this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you, then we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Nov 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior & Graduate Student
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Israel Experience High School Scholarship Program

    Offered by Jewish United Fund

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Triannual
    Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

    Offered by Jewish United Fund

    Are you a Jewish high school student from the Chicago metropolitan area wanting to participate in a study abroad program in Israel? If so, consider…Show More

    Are you a Jewish high school student from the Chicago metropolitan area wanting to participate in a study abroad program in Israel? If so, consider…Show More

    Are you a Jewish high school student from the Chicago metropolitan area wanting to participate in a study abroad program in Israel? If so, consider applying for the Israel Experience High School Scholarship Program! The Israel Experience High School Scholarship Program is open to Jewish high school students living in the Chicago metropolitan area who have applied for a study abroad program in Israel that does not begin until after the scholarship application deadline. The scholarship is offered by the Jewish United Fund, the central philanthropic center of Chicago's Jewish community and one of the largest not-for-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois. The goals of the Jewish United Fund Israel Experience Scholarship Program are to strengthen students' Jewish identities, develop a greater commitment to the Chicago Jewish community, and promote leadership in the Jewish community. The scholarship is offered triannually, with deadlines on March 15th, June 1st, and November 1st of each year. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Triannual
    Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
    Get Started

    Helyn B. Reich Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by American Zionist Movement

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
    Deadline Biannual
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by American Zionist Movement

    Are you an American college student or graduate who has been accepted to an Israel study abroad or MASA Israel Journey program? Further, are you…Show More

    Are you an American college student or graduate who has been accepted to an Israel study abroad or MASA Israel Journey program? Further, are you…Show More

    Are you an American college student or graduate who has been accepted to an Israel study abroad or MASA Israel Journey program? Further, are you actively involved in pro-Israel activities on your college campus or local community? If so, consider applying for the Helyn B. Reich Memorial Scholarship! Twice a year, the scholarship awards multiple scholarships worth up to $1,500 to fund applicants’ study abroad/post-grad programs in Israel. While applications for the spring semester are due January 15th, fall semester and year-round program applications are due July 15th. The scholarships are funded by the American Zionist Movement, an organization that works to “promote and defend Zionism in the United States.” If you fit the criteria and will soon be enrolled in a study abroad or post-grad program in Israel, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
    Deadline Biannual
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Bernard Rotberg Memorial Grant

    Offered by Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

    The Bernard Rotberg Memorial Grant is available to direct descendants of Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America members in good standing. If…Show More

    The Bernard Rotberg Memorial Grant is available to direct descendants of Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America members in good standing. If…Show More

    The Bernard Rotberg Memorial Grant is available to direct descendants of Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America members in good standing. If the member has passed away, they must have been in good standing at the time of their death. All members, including posthumous, must have joined before the January 1st three years prior to the year of the application deadline. To apply, send your application to the appropriate Department Commander, and keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Jewish Community Foundation College Scholarships

    Offered by Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $3,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

    Are you a Jewish student who has strong potential for success but limited financial resources to fund your college or graduate school fees? If so,…Show More

    Are you a Jewish student who has strong potential for success but limited financial resources to fund your college or graduate school fees? If so,…Show More

    Are you a Jewish student who has strong potential for success but limited financial resources to fund your college or graduate school fees? If so, consider applying for the Jewish Community Foundation College Scholarship! The scholarship is open to Jewish students currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States who are residents of the Greater Hartford, Connecticut region. The scholarship is funded by the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, an organization that is made possible by generous donors dedicated to encouraging students to follow their dreams by pursuing higher education. Each year, the scholarship awards between $1,000 and $3,000 to help lucky students pay for college and graduate school costs. If you’re passionate about pursuing higher education, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $3,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
    Apply

    Hyman P. Moldover Scholarship for Communal Service

    Offered by Jewish Social Service Agency

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Jewish Social Service Agency

    Are you a current or incoming Jewish graduate student living in the metropolitan Washington area? If so, consider applying for the Hyman P. Moldover Scholarship…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming Jewish graduate student living in the metropolitan Washington area? If so, consider applying for the Hyman P. Moldover Scholarship…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming Jewish graduate student living in the metropolitan Washington area? If so, consider applying for the Hyman P. Moldover Scholarship for Communal Service! The scholarship is open to Jewish students who have been accepted to full-time graduate programs in Jewish communal service. Applicants must also reside in the Washington metropolitan area and intend to professionally serve the Jewish community after graduation. The scholarship is offered by the Jewish Social Service Agency, a health and social wellness agency that provides services for the local Jewish community. Each year, they award $5,000 to help one lucky recipient fund their graduate education. If you are a Jewish graduate student who would like some help with your tuition, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Leslie & Helen R. Wilson Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Willa Cather Foundation

    1 award worth $500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Willa Cather Foundation

    Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Webster County, Nebraska, who plans to enroll in a two- or four-year post-secondary program to pursue…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Webster County, Nebraska, who plans to enroll in a two- or four-year post-secondary program to pursue…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Webster County, Nebraska, who plans to enroll in a two- or four-year post-secondary program to pursue an agriculture-related degree? Further, are you actively involved in your local house of worship and community? If so, the Leslie & Helen R. Wilson Memorial Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $500 to one applicant who is set to graduate in the top one-third of their high school graduating class and is actively involved in their local house of worship (e.g. church, mosque, synagogue, temple, etc.) and community. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Jewish Family Service

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Jewish Family Service

    Are you a Jewish resident of San Diego County (California) who will be enrolled full-time in a college or university within the U.S. in this…Show More

    Are you a Jewish resident of San Diego County (California) who will be enrolled full-time in a college or university within the U.S. in this…Show More

    Are you a Jewish resident of San Diego County (California) who will be enrolled full-time in a college or university within the U.S. in this upcoming Fall? Further, do you plan to concurrently work or intern during your time in college? If both apply, consider applying for the David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 to between 20 and 30 San Diego County residents who will be enrolled full-time in college in the Fall. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a completed application, recent transcripts, a 350-500-word essay, letters of recommendation, their income tax return (Form 1040), a copy of their Student Aid Report, and a recorded interview video. If you're a Jewish resident of San Diego County and current or incoming college student, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Brandenburg Education Scholarship

    Offered by Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

    Are you a current or incoming Jewish postsecondary student residing in California’s San Francisco Bay Area with a demonstrated interest in and dedication to a specific…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming Jewish postsecondary student residing in California’s San Francisco Bay Area with a demonstrated interest in and dedication to a specific…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming Jewish postsecondary student residing in California’s San Francisco Bay Area with a demonstrated interest in and dedication to a specific field of study (i.e. through internships, research, etc.)? If so, the Brandenburg Education Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to one passionate, current or incoming Jewish undergraduate student residing in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Eligible counties that applicants may reside in include San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, Napa, and Sonoma. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more. Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started
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    How to win scholarships for Jewish students

    Remember, finding the scholarships is only the first step towards earning your scholarship money! Next, it’s time to start writing out your applications. You’ll want to put your all into each of your applications in order to maximize your chances of winning. 

    One of the best ways to do this is through your essay. As these scholarships are aimed towards Jewish students, it’s a good idea to emphasize the importance of your religion and/or heritage in your essays. Be sure to discuss how your Jewish background has influenced you and how you hope to contribute to Jewish communities in the future. You can also discuss how different Jewish principles have influenced your daily life and the broader choices you’ve made. Before you start writing, sit down and do some reflection to see what your relationship with Judaism means to you!

    Essay guides

    Once you’ve done your reflection, it’s time to start writing! Check out our guide on how to start a scholarship essay, and another on how to write a winning scholarship essay. Here are a few more helpful resources for writing successful scholarship essays:

    Resources for Jewish students

    Hillel Jewish Scholarship Portal

    This portal is a “one stop shopping” experience for Jewish scholarships and study abroad experiences. Scholarship seekers can search by grade, state/country, and/or study in Israel options. Bookmark this one!

    Hillel College Guide to Jewish Colleges

    This easy to use portal allows students to search for colleges where there is a sizable population of Jewish students. The most recent listing (2018) includes the top 60 public and the top 60 private colleges/universities based on the percentage of Jewish undergraduate students enrolled.

    Your school’s Jewish student union

    Many schools have a Jewish student union, which can be a great resource for finding scholarships, getting guidance with classes, and just finding a community at your school. Be sure to check for a Jewish student union at your prospective school and see how you might want to get involved.

    Top fellowships and study abroad opportunities for Jewish students

    Many students seek funding for furthering their education either over the summer or after graduation. With this in mind, we included a number of fellowships for a variety of Jewish Studies majors. For those who are more adventurous, we included opportunities for study abroad in Israel.

    Israel Experience High School Scholarship Program

    • Eligibility: Chicago residents in grades 10, 11 or 12 with financial need
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: March 1 for Summer, April 15 for Fall, and November 1 for Winter and Spring

    Hilda Specter Morgenstern Merit Scholarship 

    • Eligibility: Open to female Jewish college students who will study in Israel.
    • Amount: $2,500

    Frequently asked questions

    What else can I do to help fund my education?

    The above Jewish scholarships and fellowships are a great start for prospective and current college students to fund their education. In addition to those opportunities, make sure that you explore the following:

    • Need-based financial aid from your program, state government, or the federal government. All students should submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid.
    • College or institution-specific scholarships. Chances are your college offers scholarships that are specifically for your intended major. Check in with the admissions and financial aid office to see what other opportunities you might be eligible for.

    Do I need to be a practicing Jew to qualify for these scholarships?

    Each of these scholarships has its own policies regarding who is eligible, so the answer will vary based on the opportunity you are applying for. Some will require that students are studying Judaism, others will require that applicants have a Jewish background, and others will require that students are practicing Jews. Make sure to read the terms of each carefully to determine the answer.

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