Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Offers Educational Loans to Jewish Students

Deadline: May 15, 2017

Albert Strickler Memorial Fund

Dr. Albert Strickler, founder of Philadelphia’s Skin and Cancer Hospital, established this fund through an endowment.  Dr. Strickler recognized the need to assist talented men and women to pursue their medical education.  The fund provides an interest-free loan of up to $5,000 to medical students, preferably of the Jewish faith, as an aid to their education.  Students should demonstrate a significant need of financial aid and be enrolled in an accredited U.S. Medical or Osteopathic school.  It is a requirement of this fund that loan repayments begin within five years after graduation.  This ensures that funds will continue to be available for future students in need. The Strickler Fund application is combined with the Feinman Fund application.  The Feinman Fund is described below.

Samuel F. and Sara G. Feinman Fund

Isabel Feinman established this fund through an endowment in memory of her parents.  Ms. Feinman was a compassionate resident of Philadelphia.  She created the fund to assist talented men and women to pursue their legal or medical education.  The fund provides an interest-free loan ranging from $2,000 – $5,000 to medical and law school students based on financial need.  Preference is given to students who live in the Greater Philadelphia region and of the Jewish faith who are enrolled in an accredited local Law or Medical school.  It is a requirement of this fund that loan repayments begin within five years after graduation ensuring that future funds will continue to be available for students in need. The Feinman Fund application is combined with the Strickler Fund application.  The Strickler Fund is described above.

For more information/application: https://www.jewishphilly.org/programs-services/educational-scholarships/educational-loan-and-scholarship-funds

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students.

Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available primarily for those with financial need who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

Eligibility:

  • Are Jewish
  • Were born and raised in Chicago metropolitan area*, including Lake County, Indiana; or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment.
  • Intend to remain in the Chicago metropolitan area after completing school
  • Are entering an accredited graduate program in a helping profession on a full-time basis for the full 2016-2017 academic year OR
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate career promise
  • Are available for an in-person interview between March 1 and April 20, 2015

*Chicago metropolitan area includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call  (312) 673-3444
or e-mail at jvsscholarship@jvschicago.org.

Website: http://jvschicago.org/scholarship/

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund

Scholarships range from $2,000 to $8,000 to assist women, preferably Jewish, to obtain professional educations.  Source – Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

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Eligibility is limited to women who have a hometown or attend school in the Greater Philadelphia area, including New Jersey and Delaware.

Application requirements – three copies of each document:
1)Ida Foreman Fleisher application, 2)Personal Mission Statement, 3)FAFSA,
4)Recent transcripts and 5)Letter of recommendation (one original and 2 copies).

Deadline: May 15, 2017

Applications are available at http://www.jewishphilly.org/page.aspx?id=124638

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