The UJA-Federation of New York Selim And Rachel Benin Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

Hebrew Free Loan Society

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards varies depending on available funding.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Applicants must be Jewish residents of the geographical area now under the jurisdiction of the State of Israel, or Israeli Jewish students temporarily residing within the United States, or American Jewish students residing in Israel who are not citizens of Israel.
  2. Applicants must be attending a graduate or professional school.
  3. Applicant must demonstrate substantial economic need.
  4. Must major in the physical sciences, engineering, architecture, computer science, mathematics, biological sciences or medical fields.
  5. This award is for U.S. and international students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for Jewish students attending graduate or professional schools in the United States. Applicants must be majoring in one of the select majors.

Application requirements for the The UJA-Federation of New York Selim And Rachel Benin Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA by July 8
  • Financial Aid Assessment form
Additional Information: Mr. Albert Benin has established a fund at the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York that provides scholarships to exceptional Jewish graduate students with substantial economic need in the physical sciences, engineering, architecture, computer science, mathematics, biological sciences or medical fields. Applicants must be Jewish residents of the geographical area now under the jurisdiction of the State of Israel, or Israeli Jewish students temporarily residing within the United States, or American Jewish students residing in Israel who are not citizens of Israel.

Award Amount: Scholarships average about $5,000 per year for up to two years of education. Students must re-apply after the first year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, June 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, June 1

Applications are available on the Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS) website after April 1. Students must complete the scholarship application online. The application does not have to be completed in one sitting; the student will create an account so he/she can save his/her work and log in at a later time. Only one application is required for all HFLS scholarships. After submission of the application, the student will be told which scholarships he/she is eligible for. A complete application must also include the most recent Financial Aid Assessment form (available online on the HFLS website). The student's financial aid office must complete and submit this form. Please note: The financial aid office will require information from the student's FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to complete the form. Therefore, the student's FAFSA must be on file at his/her institution before the form can be completed. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The Financial Aid Assessment form must be faxed or mailed using the contact information provided by the student's college's financial aid office, and must be received by July 10.
Contact: Rona Gottlib
Address: 675 Third Avenue Suite 1905 New York, New York 10017

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