Applications open soon for academic scholarships, loans

Applications open soon for academic scholarships, loans
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The Jewish Federation of St. Louis distributes a number of academic scholarships and interest-free loans to students in the St. Louis area. These scholarships are open to residents of the Greater St. Louis area, with preference given to Jewish applicants.

Applications open on January 10 and must be submitted by April 14.

Lintin Scholarship Fund

Founded by Scott Lenten
Offers scholarships of up to $10,000 to high school juniors and seniors demonstrating financial need who have completed high school and are enrolling in full-time undergraduate degree programs or professional programs at accredited nonprofit colleges or universities. Preference is given to applicants of any religion associated with the Jewish community and first-generation university students.

Benjamin D and Merian Bessin Education Aid Fund

Founded in memory of Benjamin D. Bessin and Myriam Bessin by members of their immediate families
Offers a $2,500 scholarship to qualified Jewish students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need for a business degree.


Ruth Greenberg Memorial Fund for Rabbinical Training

Founded by the late Ruth Greenberg
Offers $2,500 in rabbinic training scholarships to residents of St. Louis demonstrating financial need and intent to pursue a career in the rabbinic.

Sam A. Scholarship Kessler Memorial

Founded by friends of the late Sam A. Kessler
Offers a $1,000 scholarship to a local law school student to demonstrate financial need and willingness to contribute their time and talent to the Jewish community. Applicants must have resided in the St. Louis metropolitan area for a minimum of 10 years.

Richard L. Fund. Levis Jr Memorial Scholarship

Founded in memory of Richard L. Levis Jr. by his widow Barbara Rosen
Offers up to $1,000 in scholarship money to students of a Missouri area college or university demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.

The Blanche and Irving Miller Scholarship Fund

Founded by will of the estate of Blanche and Irving Miller
Offers a $1,000 scholarship to deserving and qualified students enrolled in accredited colleges or universities who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in professional fields.

L. Allen Zorensky Fine Arts Loan Fund

It grants zero-interest loans to students who are pursuing their education in fine arts or other arts at the post-secondary level at an accredited and recognized academic institution. The loan recipient must sign a promissory note in which the recipient agrees to repay the loan in full within five years of graduation.

Winners will be notified no later than April 28th.

Please direct questions regarding any of these scholarships from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis to Karen Scherr at 314-442-3824 or [email protected].

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