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The 2024/2025 UJA Scholarship Season is Now Open!

Application period closes at 11:59PM on June 9, 2024.

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Important Application Information

Scholarships will be for the 2024/2025 academic year (August 2024 – July 2025).

The deadline to submit your 2024/2025 application will be midnight June 9, 2024.

If you are an undergraduate student and will be applying for a Rose Biller Scholarship, you must complete your FAFSA before applying for the scholarship.

Graduate students applying for the Rose Biller Scholarship may also complete a FAFSA to demonstrate need, however this is optional for graduate or for international students applying for the Nerken or Benin Scholarships.

Please carefully review the Scholarship Overview section below and read the eligibility requirements.

Note: If you applied and were previously awarded a scholarship, you must reapply every year that you need a scholarship. You may apply for only one scholarship per year.

Email us at scholarship@hfls.org if you have questions. 

Please check our website periodically for new updates.

    Scholarship Overview

    Please Note: Undergraduate freshman are not eligible to apply for the three Scholarship Programs this 2024-2025 academic year.

    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 New York City, Long Island, or Westchester.

    For undergrad students who intend to apply for the Rose Biller Scholarship* (if you have not already done so) it is imperative that you submit a FAFSA prior to the start of the application process.

    * If you are not awarded, or if the award amount is not enough to cover the cost of your college expenses, you may apply for an interest-free Undergraduate Loan of up to $30,000 ($7,500 per year for up to 4 years).

    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.

    Get more information about this scholarship

    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.

    Get more information about this scholarship

    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.

    Get more information about this scholarship

    Please contact scholarship@HFLS.org with any questions.