Each year, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee (JFSM) awards education scholarships to qualified applicants attending: College, Community College, Vocational/Technical School or University.
Some scholarships may have their own set of requirements. Below is a list of general requirements for all scholarships.
WHO CAN APPLY?
For the list of the available JFSM scholarships, CLICK HERE.
*If EFC is greater than $25,000 but you believe you have extenuating circumstances, contact Jessi Sheslow before applying.
Scholarships applications are reviewed by the Federation’s Scholarship Committee, co-chaired by Marsha Eisenberg and Laura Briefman.
Applications for interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available to Jewish students in your area for the 2020-2021 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:
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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:
CLICK HERE for other educational funding opportunities and scholarships.