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. JFEW strives to
achieve its goals with purpose and commitment, and to celebrate the same
values in our partners and scholarship recipients.
with nonprofit and academic partners who administer scholarships, JFEW
creates JFEW Scholarship Programs for groups of students. These typically
- 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 internships, develop
workplace skills and improve employment prospects after graduation;
- Peer support provided by
other JFEW Scholars;
- Mentorship by faculty and program
coordinators who organize skills-building workshops, monitor academic
progress and encourage JFEW Scholars to seek opportunities to develop
JFEW accepts proposals in two areas. Its Heritage Program allocates funds on a sectarian basis for
Jewish women and its College Program allocates funds
on a non-sectarian basis.
If you are an individual seeking a scholarship,
see JFEW in Your School
to determine if we have a program at the school you are attending, or plan to
If you represent a school or non-profit
interested in creating a JFEW program, please review the instructions on Schools & Nonprofits.
JFEW invites all alumnae and current recipients
to join our online community to learn about career, mentoring and volunteer
opportunities through JFEWConnect.
For over 130 years, JFEW has supported and
encouraged the education of women. You can click here to learn more about
our distinguished history,
make a donation to support our
ongoing work, or join the mailing list to receive our newsletter.