Academic Scholarships

      The Academic Scholarship Committee of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies administers
a limited amount of scholarship funds that are available on an annual basis to provide financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students to help meet the escalating costs of higher education.

      Scholarships are awarded in the form of interest-free loans and/or in the form of outright grants. 
The Academic Scholarship Committee will review all applications and awards will be announced by
August 15th of each year.

The Foundation administers a number of endowment funds which have been established by donors for this special purpose.  The following funds are the primary source of scholarship assistance:



Anna E. & Bernard I. Gross Scholarship Fund

Benjamin & M. Madalene Smith Scholarship Fund

Dr. Louis Sklarow Award Fund

Dr. Martin & Edith L. Horowitz Scholarship Fund

Dr. Meyer & Ann S. Riwchun Scholarship Fund

Edna, Lillian P. & Beatrice J. Kohn Scholarship Fund

Iola Zeckhauser Scholarship Fund

Isaac Hoenig Memorial Fund


Isadore & Bessie Federman Scholarship Fund

Maimonides Medical Society Fund

Paul Swados Scholarship Fund

Raymond & Sara Ehrenreich Scholarship Fund

Rose H. Frank & Leonard H. Frank Academic Scholarship Fund

Ruth H. Spector & Rhoda Spector Memorial Fund

Sarah & Nettie Nathan Scholarship Fund



E L I G I B I L I T Y   R E Q U I R E M E N T S

  • Awards are limited to Jewish students who have attended high school in either Erie or
    Niagara County in New York State
    or to Jewish students who are residing in either Erie or Niagara County and are new Americans
  • Eligible educational programs include graduate or undergraduate studies in institutions
    located anywhere in the United State or overseas, including the State of Israel.
  • Programs must lead to a degree or a certificate of completion for the prescribed course of study.
  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of documented financial need
  • The deadline for Fall 2011/Spring 2012 academic scholarship program applications has passed. The deadline for submission of applications for the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 academic year is June 1, 2012.



R E Q U E S T   A N   A P P L I C A T I O N

I have read the Eligibility Requirements shown above and would like to
      request an application for an Academic Scholarship from the Foundation.



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  I attended the following school located in Erie   Niagara County  (select one)

  I am a resident of  Erie   Niagara County  (select one) and I became
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