Fellowships and Scholarships

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Benjamin and Dorothy Abrams Memorial Fund Scholarship

The Benjamin and Dorothy Abrams Memorial Fund Scholarship will provide a total of 15 scholarships to new students in the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program who are full-time classroom teachers in public, private or parochial schools.  Applicants are chosen based on their exemplary admissions qualifications and commitment to Holocaust and Genocide Studies Education. The scholarship  provides $800 of tuition discount off the regular graduate tuition rate per course.  Applicants are also eligible to apply for the President's Scholarship for Educators. For more information, contact Mindy Blechman in admissions or the Office of Financial Aid.

President’s Scholarship (full-time educators enrolled in Holocaust and Genocide Studies courses)

General Information:
Gratz College offers the President’s Scholarship for Educators. Students in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program who are k-12 educators are eligible to receive the scholarship which provides approximately 30% of tuition expenses.
How to apply:
To be eligible to receive this prestigious scholarship, accepted students will need to fill out an employment verification form verifying employment as a k-12 educator.

The JCC Association Graduate Scholarship Program

Full-Time Graduate Scholarship
• Receive $10,000 per year for up to two years of study
• Participate in JCC Association training conferences and career development programs
• Participate in mentoring program with seasoned JCC professionals
Applicants must:
• Pursue a master’s degree in a field relevant to JCC employment
• Agree to work in the JCC Movement for at least two years upon graduation
• Attend school full-time
• Complete an internship at a Jewish Community Center
• Be willing to relocate for employment after graduating

Full-Time JCC Professionals Pursuing Part-Time Master’s Degrees
(Tuition Assistance Program)

• Receive tuition assistance from JCC Association to pursue part-time graduate studies
Applicants must:
• Work full-time in a JCC while attending classes
• Pursue a master’s degree in a field relevant to JCC employment
• Be a full-time JCC professional for at least one year before applying
• Display professional dedication and accomplishment at their JCC

Application deadline is February 1.

QUESTIONS?
Call, write, or email:
Scholarship Coordinator
JCC Association
520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Telephone: (212) 786 - 5093
Fax: (212) 481 - 4174
E-mail: scholarship@jcca.org

Federation Executive Recruitment and Education Program (FEREP) Graduate Scholarship 

The FEREP Graduate Scholarship Program recruits, supports and develops future professional leaders for the North American Jewish Federation System. Funded by the Jewish Federations of North America Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence, FEREP awards scholarships of up to $40,000 to individuals who meet eligibility requirements and are committed to working in the Jewish Federation system following graduate school. To learn more, visit www.ferep.org or contact FEREPscholarship@jewishfederations.org.

Jewish Outdoor, Food & Environmental Education (JOFEE) Fellowship

Hazon  in partnership with the JCC Association of North America is launching the year-long JOFEE Fellowship, beginning in May 2016, to invigorate the Jewish educational landscape by training and mentoring a cohort of outstanding JOFEE educators, who will work in Jewish communities across the country. The Fellowship is supported by a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, and is being developed in collaboration with Pearlstone Center, Urban Adamah, and Wilderness Torah.

Interested in becoming a JOFEE Fellow? Are you:

*  A Teva educator who wants to teach JOFEE year round?
*  A recent Adamah Fellow with education experience, who wants to bring the magic of Adamah into communities elsewhere?
*  A Jewish educator or communal professional who wants to get into JOFEE and hasn't had the opportunity?

Or do you know any of these people? Applications are now open!

Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program

A unique opportunity for leadership growth for students entering (applying this year) or those in their first year in graduate school programs designed to train them to become Jewish professional leaders (rabbis, cantors, educators, academics, administrators, etc.). In addition to financial assistance for graduate study, fellows become part of a diverse professional community that encourages learning about one’s self as a leader though interactions with others with different points of view.  Fellows engage with expert faculty members in the field of leadership education and expert scholars in Jewish studies. Being part of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program extends well beyond the 4-year leadership program. Our extensive alumni network serves as a professional community throughout fellows’ careers. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and awards and to submit the eligibility form for the application for those in their first year of graduate school or applying for the 2015-2016 academic year please click here.

Wexner Field Fellowship Program

An opportunity for promising full-time Jewish communal professionals who are seeking professional development. In partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation, three Wexner Field Fellows will be accepted as part of incoming classes of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program. Watch this video for more information on the Field Fellows program. Wexner Field Fellows receive financial reimbursement toward professional development, while also benefiting from the cohort learning experience of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program. They will become part of a diverse professional community that encourages learning about one’s self as a leader though interactions with others with different points of view, while also pursuing their own personal professional development plan. Being part of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program extends well beyond the 4-year leadership program. Our extensive alumni network serves as a professional community throughout fellows’ careers. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and awards, and to submit a pre-application for the Field Fellowship, please click here.

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Past Scholarships Awarded at Gratz College

Ferst Scholarship Fund

The Ferst Scholarship Fund will provide 4 fellowships for new students in the Gratz College M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Fellows will be chosen based on their exemplary admissions qualifications and commitment to Holocaust and Genocide Studies education. Between the Gratz President's Scholarship for Educators and the Ferst Fellowship, 62% of tuition for the M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies will be provided. For more information, contact Mindy Blechman or the Office of Financial Aid. (not accepting applications)

Mandell Fellowships for Full-Time Educators

Meet the Gratz College Samuel P. Mandell Fellowship Award Recipients

The Samuel P. Mandell Foundation provided seven fellowships to new students in the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program who are full-time classroom teachers in public, private or parochial schools.  Applicants were chosen based on their exemplary admissions qualifications and commitment to Holocaust and Genocide Studies Education. The Mandell Fellowship provides more than 50% of tuition off the regular graduate tuition rate and 34% of tuition costs based on the current full-time educator tuition rate. (All full-time teachers in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program are eligible for a President's Scholarship for Educators.) For more information, contact Mindy Blechman or the Office of Financial Aid. (not accepting applications)

Gratz College Midcareer Fellowships

For current and aspiring Jewish organizational administrators, Hillel staffers, youth group directors, day and supplementary school educators and other Jewish professionals, the Gratz master’s programs in Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Service offer the promise of greater job competency, increased marketability and more diversified skills....learn more.