The Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Hebrew Free Loan Society

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards varies from year to year, last year there were 100 scholarships offered. Students may reapply for the award for up to four years of education.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be studying in the New York City Metropolitan area at a UJA-Federation approved institute of higher learning.
  2. Must be of Jewish descent.
  3. Must be able to demonstrate financial need.
  4. This award is for international students.
  5. Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens.
  6. Must be a high school senior or older to apply for this undergraduate and graduate award.

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

Description: This award is for Jewish undergraduate or graduate students attending an institute of higher learning approved by UJA-Federation. Applicants must be international students with no U.S. citizenship. Each year approximately $1 million is awarded to students in the New York City region. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the The Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA by deadline
Additional Information: Financial assistance shall not be provided for religious studies, or to students who are receiving full tuition waivers. Furthermore, no student may receive more than one scholarship per year from the various Funds established at UJA-Federation.

Award Amount: $5,000  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, 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.
About Hebrew Free Loan Society:
Contact Information: Rona Gottlib, Scholarship Administrator
Address: 675 Third Avenue Suite 1905 New York, New York 10017

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