EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee awards education scholarships to qualified applicants attending: College, Community College, Vocational/Technical School or University. Below are the two channels of scholarships we offer.

 


 

CHANNEL ONE

NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Some scholarships may have their own set of requirements. Below is a list of general requirements for all scholarships.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Students who identify as Jewish. The only exception is the Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship.
  • Students seeking enrollment in an undergraduate program at a university, college, community college, vocational school or technical program.
  • Students whose families have resided in Sarasota or Manatee county full time for at least two years.
  • Expected family contribution (EFC) from FAFSA at, or below, $25,000.*


OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • The primary consideration for these scholarships is financial need. However, a good academic record, involvement in Jewish activities and community service will be evaluated.

THE APPLICATION WINDOW 

FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

IS NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK IN THE FALL

FOR THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY!

*If EFC is greater than $25,000 but you believe you have extenuating circumstances, contact Andrea Eiffert before applying.

Scholarships applications are reviewed by the Federation’s Scholarship Committee, chaired by Marsha Eisenberg.

 


 

CHANNEL TWO

NEW! NON-NEED EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The Jewish Federation is expanding the Education Scholarship Program to include NON-NEED scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.

Eligible students will be Jewish, and enrolled full-time in a post-secondary undergraduate program. The applicant and his/her parent(s) must be full-time residents in either Sarasota or Manatee county for a minimum of two years. Additionally, ideal candidates will demonstrate leadership qualities, be involved in the local Jewish community and/or pursuing a degree in a field of Jewish study. An essay is required. Top candidates will be interviewed.

 

THE APPLICATION WINDOW

FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

IS NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK IN THE FALL

FOR THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY!

 


 

OTHER EDUCTIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

JEWISH EDUCATIONAL LOAN FUND

 

Applications for interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available to Jewish students in your area for the 2018-2019 school year from JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund).  


From March 1 – April 30 (and from September 1 – September 30), the loan application is available on JELF’s website at jelf.org.  

 

JELF loans are need-based and offer “last-dollar” financing, meaning that JELF provides the final dollars that bridge the gap between a student’s total financial resources and the cost of attending school. 

To qualify, applicants must be:

  • Enrolled full time in a program leading to a degree or certificate at an accredited U.S. institution
  • A U.S. citizen or have lawful immigration status
  • Able to demonstrate financial need (2018 FAFSA application required).

 

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For more information, please contact application@jelf.org or visit JELF.org.

IMPORTANT DATES

JANUARY 1 - APRIL 9, 2018: Applications accepted.

FEBRUARY 15 - APRIL 9, 2018: Applications accepted for Non-Need Scholoarships


For information on this program,
please contact:

Andrea Eiffert

941.552.6308

aeiffert@jfedsrq.org


 

One $5,000 scholarship is available for a student involved in sports or dance.

Three $4,000 scholarships are awarded and are renewable for a second year.

Six $2,000 scholarships are awarded: 3 to Jewish students, 3 to Christian students.

Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The number and amount of scholarships varies from year-to-year. Available to students with documented intellectual or physical disabilities, or students majoring in a field to assist individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities.

Three $500 scholarships are available.

The number and amount of scholarships for this program varies from year-to-year.

A number of scholarships in various amounts are available through the following donor trusts:

  • Anne and David Anchin Scholarship Fund 
  • Neil and Sandra Angel Malamud Family Scholarship Fund in Memory of Herbert and Sylvia Angel  
  • Belle and Herman B. Behrenfeld Scholarship Fund 
  • Selma and Sydney Flanzbaum Scholarship Fund
  • Ruth and David Gorton Scholarship Fund
  • Grace and Sam Gorlitz Scholarship Fund 
  • Jerome and Ruth Kapner Scholarship Fund
  • Edith Becker Lilienfeld Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Nelson and Marjorie Newmark Scholarship Fund  
  • Meyer Sarkin Scholarship Fund
  • Schoenbaum Family Scholarship Fund
  • Marjorie and Earl Sharff Scholarship Fund
  • Helen A. and Newtown H. Sobin Scholarship Fund​