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The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women is a private, nonsectarian foundation that enables women with financial need to meet their educational and career goals through scholarships and supportive services. We invest in women who aspire to achieve through learning and initiative and who value giving back to their communities.

The Foundation works with nonprofit and school-based partners to create programs for cohorts of JFEW Scholars. The programs are designed to help Scholars complete their degrees, reduce their financial burdens, and provide tools for economic advancement.


Typical JFEW grants will include:

  • Scholarship support to help JFEW Scholars focus on schoolwork and stay on track to graduate;
  • Summer internship stipends so that JFEW Scholars can afford to take unpaid professional internships, develop workplace skills and improve employment prospects after graduation;
  • Peer support provided by other JFEW Scholars; and
  • Mentorship by faculty and program coordinators who organize skills-building workshops, monitor academic progress and encourage JFEW Scholars to seek opportunities to develop their professional capabilities.

Through the generosity of donors, JFEW has limited funds available for one-time grants, including a fund providing "bridge funding" to help women who have experienced a sudden change in financial circumstances remain in school. Community-based organizations and schools may nominate students for these special scholarships. For nominating information, contact us.

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