Looking for some college cash, these scholarships, grants, and lower cost loans can help.
Scholarships & Grants
- The JVS Scholarship Loan Program of the Jewish Vocational Service Agency offers interest-free, need-based loans up to $5,000/year to Jewish residents of MetroWest New Jersey.
- The JCCs of North America Graduate Scholarship Program offers full-time students pursuing a master's degree in select subjects up to $20,000 if they agree to work for two years at a JCC after graduation.
- The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America offers $750-$1,500 grants to high school seniors who are direct descendants of members.
- The Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service (a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh administered by Jewish Family & Children's Service) offers $500-$3,000 need-based scholarships to Western Pennsylvania residents.
- The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation offers $400-$10,000 need-based scholarships primarily to students from the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.
- The Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington offers $1,500 -$6,000 scholarships and interest-free loans to Jewish residents of metropolitan Washington, DC.
- The Jewish Family Service Association offers need-based grants and loans of up to $4,000/year to Jewish residents in Greater Cleveland.
- The Jewish Vocational Service Agency of Los Angeles offers need-based scholarships of $2,000 - $5,000/year to Jewish residents of Los Angeles County.
- The Jewish Children's Regional Service offers $2,000 grants and no-interest loans on average per academic year to Jewish undergraduates whose families reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.
Lower Cost Loans
- The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) provides interest-free, need-based "last-dollar" loans to Jewish students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
- Member organizations of the International Association of Hebrew Free Loans offer interest-free, need-based loans.
Editor's Note: For more scholarship, grant, and loan sources, check with the major Jewish organizations in your local community, among them the Jewish Information and Referral Service and the National Council of Jewish Women.