Scholarships

Israel Scholarships

The Israel Scholarship Committee of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies administers a limited amount of financial assistance for high school and college students to travel and study in Israel.  Students participating in approved programs will be eligible for assistance for the upcoming summer based upon financial need. Over the past 30 years, 166 students have been recipients of grants totaling $151,350.

Scholarships will be awarded from individual endowment funds, which have been established by donors for this special purpose.  The Foundation administers the following funds, which provide Israel scholarships:

Jeannette & Sydney S. Abzug Fund Katz/Mintz Families Fund
Dr. Nathan & Toby Ticktin Back Fund Mary F. Levine Fund
Community Collective Fund Nobel Family Fund
Joseph and Anna Gartner Foundation Fund Harvey & Nancy Schiller Fund
Dr. Irwin & Sylvia Ginsberg Fund Anna Schwartz Memorial Fund
Mildred & Jack Haniford Fund Thon Fund
Milton J. Hurwitz Fund

Howard & Leslie Zemsky Israel Experience Fund

Dvorah & Donald Joseph Fund

Donors have the satisfaction of helping young people have an experience of a lifetime and seeing the income from their gift used year after year for countless students into the future.  Such funds are dedicated in the donor’s name or to honor or memorialize loved ones.  Donors may also designate qualifications for scholarship recipients; i.e., members of a particular temple or students at a particular school.

  • 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
  • The Israel Scholarship program will begin accepting applications from September-December 1, 2020 for the following Summer programs.

Please contact the Foundation office at (716) 204-1133 to request an application, or you may request an application via email. Please include your name and home mailing address in an email request sent to scholarships@jewishphilanthropies.org

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
  • 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
  • You can apply for Fall 2020/Spring 2019 beginning April 1, 2019 through the deadline of June 1, 2019. 

Please contact the Foundation office at (716) 204-1133 to request an application, or you may request an application via email. Please include your name and home mailing address in an email request sent to scholarships@jewishphilanthropies.org