Thursday February 22, 2018
DISTRIBUTIONS FROM RESTRICTED FUNDS
AWARDS FROM SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
(includes Donor Advised Funds, Designated Funds, Field of Interest Funds and Agency Funds)
Totaling $2.7 million
August 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015
Fine and Performing Arts Organizations - $19,340
Jewish Agencies & Organizations - $617,207
Jewish Educational Organizations (including day schools) - $385,233
Other Educational Organizations - $108,649
Synagogues - $408,969
Health & Wellness Organizations - $383,110
Social Services & Other Organizations - $103,190
Distributions from restricted funds at JEF support organizations that benefit our entire community, including the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, Hillel, local Jewish day schools, synagogues, medical facilities, and arts organizations, to name only a few.
AWARDS FROM SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
JEF has funds for scholarships to individuals for undergraduate studies in the United States, undergraduate/graduate studies in Israel, and for participating in educational tours of Israel. For the 2017-2018 academic year scholarships were awarded totaling $64,050.
Springfield Council of Jewish Women Scholarship Awards - $52,050
JEF Common Fund Awards - $12,000
Israel Travel - $4,559
Academic scholarships are awarded from two pools of funds:
The Springfield Council of Jewish Women Scholarship (SCJW) Funds and the JEF Common Fund. The SCJW awards began with the National Council of Jewish Women, Springfield Chapter in 1943. In 1992 the funds were transferred to the Jewish Endowment Foundation. SCJW Scholarship Awards are available to all qualified students regardless of race, religion and gender. Applicants must be residents of Springfield, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Wilbraham, Hampden, Agawam or West Springfield. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on a combination of academic performance, financial need, and community involvement. A history of the individual funds making up the SCJW Scholarship pool is available by clicking here.
The JEF Common Fund Scholarships are available to Jewish students living in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Applicants for JEF Common Fund awards must complete the additional information section of the application. Descriptions of all JEF Common Fund scholarships and specific eligibility requirements are included in the application.
You may apply for both pools of funds by clicking here. The deadline for college scholarship applications for the 2018-19 academic year is April 13, 2018 at 4 PM.
SCJW renewal students will receive a link to an abbreviated application form. If you have not received this link, please contact Michelle Lancto.
Scholarships for attending college or graduate school in Israel are also available through a separate application process. Click here for application.
Applications for Israel Travel Scholarships are also accepted on an annual basis.
The deadline for Israel travel scholarship
applications for trips during summer 2018 or the 2018-19 academic year is April 13. 2018 at 4 PM. Click here