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Scholarship Enhancement

JFEW's Scholarship Enhancement Program furthers the Foundation’s mission through advocacy, research, policy and other grant models that encourage systemic change and have a positive impact on JFEW recipients or similarly‐situated women.


Organizations seeking to apply for funding should review the program guidelines below and contact us at info (at) jfew (dot) org prior to submitting a proposal.

  • Demonstrate potential to benefit JFEW recipients, alumnae or a pool of women meeting JFEW’s eligibility requirements;
  • Share common goals or goals that are aligned with the Foundation’s two umbrella grant Programs (College and Heritage);
  • Serve a research and development function, increasing knowledge and improving capacity to identify, evaluate and improve outcomes for current and future scholars;
  • Articulate a compelling connection to the Foundation’s mission.


 Current Projects  

Temple University HOPE Center for College, Community and Justice

Survey of Students’ Basic Needs in SUNY and CUNY Systems


Funding for a comprehensive survey of student needs across New York’s public college campuses. The project will assess food and housing insecurity across the SUNY and CUNY systems and inform structural and policy changes to better support the basic needs of low-income students.

Graduate NYC

College Completion and Innovation Fund (CCIF)


A second grant to this collaborative fund, a public-private partnership, which supports innovative projects to significantly improve college completion outcomes for low-income and first generation students. Awards are made to New York City–based colleges and community based organizations.

 Past Projects  
Graduate NYC!
College Completion Innovation Fund (CCIF)
A public-private partnership between City University of New York, the Department of Education, the Mayor's office and private foundations seeking to double the number of New York City students completing college degrees by 2020.
Goddard Riverside Community Center
Options Center for College Access and Success

To create workshops for student advisors on helping maintain financial aid while in college.

CUNY School of Public Health
CUNY Campaign for Food Security
A program to foster student advocacy on the campuses of John Jay College and Hostos Community College around food insecurity and hunger among CUNY students. Program will train student advocates to raise awareness of campus resources and to reduce stigma and food insecurity.
Institute for Women's Policy Research
Investing in Single Mothers’ Education: Costs and Benefits to Individuals, Families, and Society

Support for IWPR’s major study to raise awareness of the needs of single mothers attending college and highlight opportunities to improve degree attainment.