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

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Montgomery County, PA Medical Society (MCMS) Scholarship

Through the Foundation, Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) will award multiple $2,500 scholarships to qualified medical students.

Applicant must be a resident of Montgomery County in the state of Pennsylvania
– Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student
– Applicant must be enrolled full time in an accredited United States medical school
– Applicant must be enrolled or entering his/her first year of medical school

Deadline: September 30 each year

Application Website: https://www.pamedsoc.org/foundation/student-financial-services/scholarships/MCMS%20Scholarship

Application materials should be mailed to:
MCMS Scholarship
c/o The Foundation
777 East Park Drive, P.O. Box 8820
Harrisburg, PA  17105-8820

Phone:  (717) 558-7852 or (717) 558-7854
Fax:  (717) 558-7818
E-MAIL:  studentservices-foundation@pamedsoc.org

The Myrtle Siegfried, MD and Michael Vigilante, MD Scholarship

Eligibility guidelines for $1,000 scholarship:

  • Applicant must be a resident of Berks, Lehigh, or Northampton County.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student.
  • Applicant must be entering the first year of medical school.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full time in a fully accredited United States medical school.

Website for application: https://www.pamedsoc.org/foundation/student-financial-services/scholarships/Siegfried%20Scholarship

Deadline: September 30 each year

For more information contact us at:
Siegfried/Vigilante Scholarship

c/o The Foundation
777 East Park Drive, P.O. Box 8820
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8820
Phone: (717) 558-7852 or (717) 558-7854
Fax: (717) 558-7818
Email: studentservices-foundation@pamedsoc.org

Lehigh County, PA: Medical Auxiliary’s Scholarship and Education (LeCoMASE) Fund Scholarship

Eligibility guidelines for $2,500 scholarship:

  • Applicant must be a United States citizen.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Lehigh county in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident from Lehigh county for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending an under graduate or graduate school).
  • Applicant must be enrolled full time in a fully accredited United States medical school.

Website for application: http://www.foundationpamedsoc.org/SFS/Scholarships/LehighGA.aspx

Deadline: September of the current year

Application materials should be mailed to:
LeCoMASE Scholarship
c/o The Foundation
777 East Park Drive, P.O. Box 8820
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8820
Tel: (717) 558-7852 or (717) 558-7854
Fax: (717) 558-7818
E-mail: studentservices-foundation@pamedsoc.org

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society

The Allegheny County Medical Society Scholarship offers a $4,000 scholarship to a medical student from that county in their 3rd or 4th year of medical school.

The Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary’s Scholarship and Education Fund offers two $2,500 scholarship for a full-time medical student from that county.

The Lycoming County Medical Society offers up to three $3,000 scholarships for full-time medical students from that county.

The Montgomery County Medical Society offers up to three $2,500 scholarship to first year medical students from that county.

The Myrtle Siegfried and Michael Vigilante MD Scholarship Fund offers a  $1,000 scholarship to a first year medical student from Berks, Lehigh or Northampton county.

The Blair County Medical Society Scholarship $1,000 scholarship for residents of Blair County in their second, third, or fourth year of medical school.

Deadline: September 30 each year.

For more information and an application visit https://www.pamedsoc.org/foundation/student-financial-services/scholarships

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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