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Lenore J. Levy, Chair of the Academic Scholarship and Financial Assistance Committee of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, has announced that a limited amount of scholarship funds will be available to provide financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students to help meet the escalating costs of higher education.

The Foundation administers a number of endowment funds which have been established by donors for this special purpose. The following funds are the primary source of scholarship assistance for Jewish students:

Sidney & Jeanette Birzon Memorial Fund
Raymond & Sara Ehrenreich Scholarship Fund
Isadore & Bessie Federman Scholarship Fund
Rose H. Frank & Leonard H. Frank Academic Scholarship Fund
Anna E. & Bernard I. Gross Scholarship Fund
Isaac Hoenig Memorial Fund
Dr. Martin & Edith L. Horowitz Scholarship Fund
Jewish Liberal Arts Club
Edna, Lillian P. and Beatrice J. Kohn Scholarship Fund
Knights of Pythias – Jonathan David Lodge Scholarship Fund
Dr. Harold J. and Arlyne Levy Award in Jewish Studies
Dr. Louis Sklarow Award Fund
Maimonides Medical Society Fund
Sarah & Nettie Nathan Scholarship Fund
Dr. Meyer & Ann S. Riwchun Scholarship Fund
Benjamin & M. Madalene Smith Scholarship Fund
Paul Swados Scholarship Fund
Iola Zeckhauser Scholarship Fund

Some scholarships are awarded in the form of interest-free loans and some in the form of outright grants. Eligibility is generally limited to students who have attended high school in Western New York and scholarships are awarded on the basis of documented financial need.

For applications and information, please contact the Foundation office at 204-1133. The deadline for submission of applications for the coming academic year is June 1st. Applications are processed and reviewed by the Career Services Department of Jewish Family Service. The Foundation’s Academic Scholarship and Financial Assistance Committee will determine the nature and amount of any assistance offered, and students will be notified by August 15th.