Jewish University

Grants & Scholarships

For Stony Brook University Students:

The Dr. Edward Podolnick Memorial Jewish Student Leadership Development Fund was established in memory of the founding Director of the University Counseling Center.  Continued donations come from long time Board Member and friend, Diana Podolnick and many other contributors.  If you are interested in attending a leadership conference and can demonstrate that you have utilized other resources for funding, please contact us for further financial assistance. Once completed bring it to Jenn Handel in Melville Library N5580.

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Over 600 Jewish scholarships for college students in the United States and Canada are available on Hillel International's Jewish Scholarships Portal! The portal connects students and parents to applications for scholarships ranging from $500 to more than $60,000 - and even fully paid tuition.



Below is a list of financial assistance opportunities NOT run through Hillel.

The JVS Scholarship Fund of the Jewish Vocational Service Agencies offers scholarships (amounts vary) as well as interest-free loans.

The JCCs of North America Graduate Scholarship Program offers full-time students majoring in select subjects $10,000 so long as they agree to work for a JCC after graduation.

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America offers educational grants of $500$1,000 to high school seniors who are direct descendants of members.

Hebrew Free Loan Society  is your one stop shopping for interest free loans and scholarships.There are scholarships for students in the sciences, Jewish women, social sciences and more. Please check out their website at

HIAS - Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society has had an extraordinary impact on millions of Jews. For generation after generation, HIAS has provided essential lifesaving services to world Jewry, through its mission of rescue, reunion and resettlement. Go to for more information

The Hilda Specter Morgenstern Merit Scholarship Fund offers a $2,500 scholarship to undergraduate Jewish women who would like to spend at least one semester studying in Israel.  Women who qualify are those whom are 1) graduating from high school this academic year and 2) currently enrolled in college.  More information can be found at  The deadline for the application is February 28, 2015. 

The Hebrew Loan Society offers interest-free loans of up to $7,500 per year. Eligibility varies regionally.

The Sally R. Schneider Scholarship offers approximately $1,000 for Jewish female graduate students for the Spring 2015 semester.  Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
1) A deserving Jewish female graduate student; 2) In the metropolitan New York area; 3) Currently enrolled in and attending a graduate program (by Jan. 31, 2015) in a field benefiting humankind, including, but not limited to medicine, medical research, education, social work, psychology, chiropractic medicine, nursing, or public health; and 4) The candidate should demonstrate an involvement or interest in Jewish culture.
To apply, submit a statement (no more than two pages double spaced, including home address and email, indicating your qualifications for the scholarship. Applications are due by February 15, 2015 and can be sent to Ben Simkovich at [email protected].

The Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund provides interest free loans to undergraduate and graduate Jewish students who exhibit exceptional academic achievement and are in need of financial assistance.  We currently issue interest free loans of up to $5,000 per year which are renewable in subsequent years throughout one's undergraduate and/or graduate studies.  Loans are repaid following graduation within a period of up to 10 years.

The Stony Brook Alumni Association has awarded Stony Brook students more than $163,000 in scholarship money. This year, eight deserving students will win scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000. For more information, please visit

For many more Scholarships and information please check the UJA Federation of New York's Website at


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