The 2023/2024 UJA Scholarships have been awarded!

Scholarship Disbursal Timeline 

The time for accepting or declining scholarship awards has now passed. The deadline for scholarship submissions was August 13, 11:59pm

We will now begin the phase of disbursing the funds directly to the schools. All schools will be provided with the funds, a list of the students, and the amounts awarded to each student. 

We expect to complete this process by September 8, 2023, however if your school opted to receive a check instead of a wire, it may take an additional few days.

After the school has received the funds, the speed at which the funds are posted to your school account is dependent on your school. 

If by September 11th you have still not seen the award posted to your student account, please contact your Bursar Office. If you cannot reach a resolution through your school’s Bursar Office, please email us at scholarship@HFLS.org. 

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 2023-2024 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.