AWARDS FROM SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
In addition to the distributions to agencies, the JEF has funds that are restricted for providing scholarships to individuals for undergraduate studies in the United States, undergraduate/graduate studies in Israel, and for participating in educational tours of Israel. For the 2014-2015 academic year scholarships were awarded totaling $57,305.
Springfield Council of Jewish Women Scholarship Awards - $41,650
JEF Common Fund Awards - $8,705
Israel Travel - $6,950
Academic scholarships are awarded from two pools of funds: the Springfield Council of Jewish Women Scholarship (SCJW) Funds and the JEF Common Fund. The SCJW awards began with the National Council of Jewish Women, Springfield Chapter in 1943. In 1992 the funds were transferred to the Jewish Endowment Foundation. SCJW Scholarship Awards are available to all qualified students regardless of race, religion and gender. Applicants must be residents of Springfield, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Wilbraham, Hampden, Agawam or West Springfield. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on a combination of academic performance, financial need, and community involvement. A history of the individual funds making up the SCJW Scholarship pool is available by clicking here. The JEF Common Fund Scholarships are available to Jewish students living in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Applicants for JEF Common Fund awards must complete the additional information section of the application. Descriptions of all JEF Common Fund scholarships and specific eligibility requirements are included in the application.
The JEF administers both pools of academic scholarship funds through a single application process. Applications for the Israel Travel Scholarships are also accepted on an annual basis.
The deadline for college scholarship applications for the 2017-18 academic year has passed. Applications for the 2018-19 academic year will be available in January 2018. Please contact Michelle Lancto
at 413-732-9994 if you have any questions regarding the application process.
The deadline for Israel travel scholarship applications has passed. Applications for trips during summer 2018 or the 2018-19 academic year will become available in January 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lancto at 413-732-9994.
HEBREW EDUCATION AND ISRAEL CULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS
We are pleased to offer scholarships to individuals who are attending a Jewish high school. Applicants must be permanent residents of the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area. Awards are needs based. The deadline for applications for the 2017-18 academic year is June 15 at 5 pm. Click here to for the applicaton
MARCH OF THE LIVING SCHOLARSHIPS
Totsy Foundation March of the Living Scholarship Fund.
Established in 1996 by the Trustees of the Totsy Foundation, this fund provides scholarships to March of the Living
participants who display leadership, commitment to Jewish values, and financial need. All local youth are eligible. The deadline has passed. Applications will be available in November 2017 for spring 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lancto
For additional information on available scholarships, please contact Michelle Lancto at 413-732-9994.