JFS scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 are now available to support Jewish students with college-related expenses. Scholarships are made possible by:
- The David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship Fund
- The Hessberg Trust
- Axelrod – Lichenstein Scholarship Award
- DeBeer Scholarship Fund
- Levi Fund
- Charles and Anne K. Lieberman Scholarship Fund
- Ludwig Fund
- Harriet I. Nathan and Murray R. Nathan Scholarship Fund
- National Council of Jewish Women Scholarship Fund
- George and Marcia Simon Scholarship Fund
- Eli Werlin Fund
- The JFS Scholarship Fund*
Eligibility requirements vary per scholarship. Students must be residents of Albany, the surrounding area, or attend college or graduate school locally. Applicants must be at least 17 years old and be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2023-2024 academic year.
To be considered for a 2023-24 JFS scholarship, applicants must complete a brief online form , which includes writing a brief essay on
- Their understanding of Jewish Family Services’ impact on and for the community, and
- Suggest innovative ideas on how college students can support the mission of JFS and serve those in need.
Preference will be given to applicants who express interest in volunteering with JFS.
The deadline is Friday, October 24, 2023.
The recipients will be selected from submissions and will be awarded their scholarship in November. Please note we may choose to use the winning entry in JFS publicity and marketing communications.
* This fund is currently made up of the following funds: Frederick DeBeer Scholarship, Jewish Family Services Scholarship, Beatrice B. Levy Scholarship, George M. Simon Scholarship (restricted to a resident of Albany) and the Eli Werlin Scholarship.