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The Top Ten Guides to Grants and Scholarships for Jewish Students [2019]

In the United States alone, billions of dollars’ worth of grant and scholarship opportunities are provided each year by a combination of government and private offerings. 

Below, we list the grants and scholarships guides that are specifically for Jewish students and also guides which include filters for Jewish students. There is a wide variety of opportunities available, including faith-based grants, merit-based, income-based, and grants to study abroad.  

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is pleased to share our top ten guides to grants and scholarships for Jewish students.

1. Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com is a go-to for thousands of listings of all types of scholarships and grants. Follow the link above to find links to grants and scholarships for Jewish students.

2. Hillel International Jewish Scholarship Portal

Hillel International has put together a portal specifically for Jewish students seeking grants and scholarships. Currently, the site lists 598 scholarship opportunities and an advanced search function makes finding the right grant or scholarship for you that much easier.

3. College Grants and Scholarships for Jewish Women

Scholarships for Women curates grants and scholarship opportunities for women. Follow the link above to find scholarships dedicated to Jewish women. 

4. 25 Great Scholarships for Jewish Students

Looking for a quick snapshot of fantastic grants and scholarships for Jewish students? Top Ten Online Colleges has curated a list of 25 scholarships they think are great. 

5. CollegeScholarships.org

The above list curates scholarships for Jewish students, Jewish immigrants, and those pursuing Jewish Studies degrees. 

6. CollegeScholarships.com

Not to be confused with CollegeScholarships.org, this site features grants and scholarships for Jewish students who want to study in the United States and abroad (usually in Israel). Click through to find out more.

7. FastWeb

A standout feature of this website is that the newest grants and scholarships are separated out from the others, so it is easy to find the latest opportunities.

8. Jewish Community Federation

Based on a combination of need and merit, this collection of 11 scholarships is aimed almost exclusively at Jewish students living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area who plan to attend accredited non-profit and for profit colleges and universities. To learn more, click the link.

9. CollegeRaptor

CollegeRaptor features our very own Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards as their number one ranked college scholarship for Jewish students, along with four other opportunities serving niche Jewish populations such Jewish students from single-parent homes. Find out if one of the scholarships they list is right for you.

10. Free-4u.com

Last but not least, this database of national scholarships has its own page dedicated to grants and scholarships for Jewish students. Searching the full list of available scholarships requires registering on the website. 

Grants and scholarships for Jewish students are an important way for the Jewish community to support teens’ collegiate aspirations. We feel confident that you will find opportunities among the thousands listed in the links above and wish you the best as you pursue college and career. 

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards are for Jewish teens age 13-19 who have a key leadership role at an organization or program centered around repairing the world. Every year since 2007, the Helen Diller Family Foundation has awarded $36,000 each to up to 15 Jewish teens who are making the world a better place. 

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards support a wide range of diverse initiatives. Recipients have made a difference for thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people globally. The Awards recognize leadership and provide financial support to Jewish teens who often choose to use their Awards to help defray college expenses.

Check out past recipients and their inspiring work here.