Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Offers Educational Loans to Jewish Students

Deadline: May 15, 2019

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

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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, 2019

  • You are eligible to apply if you:
    • 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 2019-2020 academic year or
    • Are entering your junior or senior years of an accredited bachelor’s degree program in a helping profession on a full-time basis for the full 2019-2020 academic year
    • Demonstrate financial need and career promise
    • Are available for an in-person interview between March 1 and April 20, 2019

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

Have any questions or want to learn more about our scholarship program? Speak directly with us at 312.673.3444 or email us at jvsscholarship@jvschicago.org.

Website: https://www.jcfs.org/jvsscholarships

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund

Foreman Fleisher established this fund in memory of his mother, Ida Fleisher, to help talented women become professionals. The fund provides scholarships for women, preferably Jewish, who wish to pursue a graduate degree.

Eligibility is limited to women who have a hometown or attend school in the Greater Philadelphia area, including New Jersey and Delaware. Grant distributions, which can range from $2,000-$8,000, are administered by a local bank and sent directly to the chosen recipient’s school to be used for tuition only.

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).

Application becomes available March 1, 2019.

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Applications are available at: https://jewishphilly.org/need-help/direct-services/jewish-life-and-learning/scholarships/endowed-scholarship-and-loan-funds/

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