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Application Instructions and Deadlines

JFEW is no longer considering letters of inquiry for the 2014-15 academic year. The submission deadline for programs to begin in the 2015-16 academic year will be announced in June 2014.

Letter of Inquiry Requirements

Letters of inquiry may be up to three pages, and must include a budget. They should take into account the characteristics of our programs and include the following information:

  • Selection criteria and process for selecting intended scholarship recipients, which should be consistent with JFEW’s eligibility requirements and include a minimum GPA of at least 3.0
  • Graduation rates of students with these criteria
  • Job placement rates of students who graduate with these criteria
  • Profiles of typical students in the program and examples of what they do when they graduate
  • How the program will create a cohort of scholarship recipients
  • Proposed programming, summer internships or supportive services for the cohort, and how this will contribute to student growth and development 
  • Method of program evaluation

Themes and Focus Areas

JFEW scholarship programs typically focus on a theme related to professional development. The foundation is particularly interested in programs in connection with:

  • Public Undergraduate Education
  • STEM
  • Public and communal service

JFEW scholarships support women in degree programs only. The foundation does not pay for fringe benefits or overhead.



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