The Jewish Community Foundation administers funds dedicated to providing need-based financial assistance to students for college and graduate school education and for qualified educational and internship programs in Israel.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
It takes time to prepare your scholarship application, so the Jewish Community Foundation would like to offer you a few recommendations.
TIP: Writing your essay and what do the reviewers look for...
Writing Your Essay
The essay is probably the most difficult part of your scholarship application to complete. However, it is also the part of your application where you can shine and stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Scholarship selection committees review hundreds, if not thousands, of essays, and it is your job to get their attention when they read yours. The key to writing a strong essay is to be personal and specific and include details about yourself so that the reader can get to know who you are and what you stand for. Be truthful and honest – but be sure to answer the questions.
Think before you write.
What Reviews Look for in the Application
Wouldn’t it be great if you knew what scholarship selection committees look for in an application? Unfortunately (or fortunately), each person reviews an application differently. It is your job to ensure that the application is complete, neat, and that all of the required documents are enclosed. Remember, individuals have to review many applications and you will want your application to make it to the final cut.
Here are a few items scholarship selection committees pay attention to:
"Going to college to become a biomedical engineer is one of the best ways I can make a difference in the world. I am grateful to Mrs. Kessel and Alvin Kennedy who created scholarships at the Foundation to help students, like me, to achieve their goals."
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