Scholarship Overview

The Hebrew Free Loan Society administers three scholarship programs for the UJA-Federation of New York. This program provides approximately $1 million to students with financial need, primarily in the New York City metropolitan area.

The 2019-2020 scholarship application period is now closed. The 2020-2021 scholarship application period will begin on April 1st 2020.

If you were awarded a scholarship for 2019-2020 and have not yet picked up your check you may do so at, Hebrew Free Loan Society, 675 3rd Avenue, Suite 1905, New York, NY 10017.

Checks are distributed Mondays – Thursdays, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

You must bring a copy of your Fall 2019 semester bill and a government or school issued ID. No exceptions will be made.

UJA-Federation of NY Rose Biller Scholarship Fund
The UJA-Federation of NY Rose Biller Scholarship Fund is open to Jewish residents of NYC’s five boroughs, Westchester, and Long Island with financial need. It provides scholarships to Jewish men and women with significant economic need attending undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.

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UJA-Federation of NY Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship Fund
The UJA-Federation of NY Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship Fund is open to international students studying in NYC’s five boroughs, Westchester, or Long Island.

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UJA-Federation of NY Rachel and Selim Benin Scholarship Fund
The UJA-Federation of New York Rachel and Selim Benin Scholarship Fund is open to Israeli graduate students studying in certain STEM fields.

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