UJA-Fed NY Awards $1m+ to Jewish Students in Need

UJA-Federation of New York awarded over $1.2 million in scholarships to more than 450 of New York’s Jewish students in financial need at the 22nd annual scholarship presentation during the Seventh Annual Rose Biller Career Fair. The scholarships were provided by the Rose Biller Endowment Fund, which was established with UJA-Federation in 1984 and is the largest scholarship program for low-income Jewish students in the United States.

For more than three decades, the scholarship program, which is administered by the Hebrew Free Loan Society, has enriched the lives of thousands of Jewish students, helping them to fulfill their educational aspirations. This year, the 463 scholarship recipients are both undergraduates and graduate students in attendance at 44 New York metropolitan-area campuses and are focused on a wide range of careers.

The Rose Biller Career Fair, focusing on careers in Jewish communal service, offered students the opportunity to network with professionals from nonprofit agencies and receive information about the variety of job paths within communal service. Several participating organizations were on site to discuss career opportunities, job openings, and paid internships available for students and graduates. Participating agencies included: Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Jewish Association Serving the Aging, American Jewish World Service, Kings Bay YM-YWHA, The Jewish Education Project, and UJA-Federation of New York.