The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women is a private,
nonsectarian foundation that enables women with financial need to meet their
education and career goals through scholarships and supportive services. The
Foundation’s origins in the Jewish community, and its long and distinguished
history, inform our work. JFEW funds programs
in collaboration with colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations. They administer our scholarships, and join us in evaluating programs to ensure the
best possible outcomes for our recipients.
We seek partnerships with programs that have a focus in the following areas:
- Health Professions
- Math, Science and Technology
- Aging Society
- Public and Communal Service
JFEW programs are designed to identify and support recipients who meet these criteria:
- Financial need. Demonstrated
financial need is a prerequisite for all JFEW awards.
- Permanent residence in New York City or
50-mile radius thereof. In
determining awards, preference is always for candidates who are from New York City,
who have a strong connection to the community, and who are likely to stay and contribute to life here.
- US Citizenship or Permanent Residence.
All JFEW grantees must be U.S. citizens, or have a green card. Adult children
of green card holders may, in some cases, qualify for awards. Students who
are in the U.S.
legally, but who are neither citizens nor green card holders, are not
eligible for JFEW awards.
For information on how to apply for a scholarship, or to
submit a letter of inquiry, see How