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Deadlines For Local College Scholarships Approaching

Scholarship Opportunities from Funds at Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, the region’s Jewish community endowment and grantmaker, announces the availability of three college scholarships.  Students interested in and eligible to apply for the scholarships below should visit www.jewishnewhaven.org/scholarships for details and to apply online.  For questions about applying for a scholarship from any of the funds listed below, please contact Beth Kupcho at Bkupcho@jewishnewhaven.org.

  • Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 1991 with an initial gift from Saul Friedler in memory of his wife to provide a college scholarship to a Jewish high school senior from Greater New Haven. The application is due by August 1.  The scholarship is not needs based and requires an essay concerning what peace, justice and righteousness mean to you and your judaism.  See www.jewishnewhaven.org/scholarships for more information and additional requirements.
  • The Stuart J. Drell Scholarship was established by Renee Drell and her daughters Elana, Jordana and Marissa to honor their beloved late husband and father Stuart J. Drell. The fund was established in 2001 at Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.  Now that Renee has relocated to Connecticut, the fund has been transferred to the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven.  The application is due by July 15th.  The scholarship is needs based and requires an essay responding to the questions detailed online.  See www.jewishnewhaven.org/scholarships for more information and additional requirements.
  • The Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women’s Greater New Haven Chapter at the Jewish Foundation, sponsors scholarships to advance the scholastic and vocational education of Jewish high school seniors. An academic average of “B” or better and verified financial need qualifies a student to be considered.  An essay which includes an autobiographical sketch, personal history, special interests, ambitions, educational goals, involvement in the Jewish community and work history.  The applicant must have resided in Greater New Haven area for at least a year prior to the application date.  Awards average $1,500.  The deadline is May 31.  See www.jewishnewhaven.org/scholarships for more information and additional requirements.

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