Albert Strickler Memorial, Samuel F. and Sara G. Feinman, and Dr. Hirsch Herman Funds
Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund
Morton Stein Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for medical students
Dr. Albert Strickler, founder of Philadelphia’s Skin and Cancer Hospital, established this fund as an endowment to help talented men and women pursue medical education. The fund provides an interest-free loan of up to $5,000 to medical students, preferably of the Jewish faith, who demonstrate a significant need for financial aid and are enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical or osteopathic school. This fund requires that loan repayments begin within five years after graduation, ensuring that future funds will continue to be available for students in need. The Strickler Fund application is combined with the application for the Feinman Fund, described below.
Scholarships for law students and medical students
Isabel Feinman established this fund through an endowment in memory of her parents to help talented men and women to pursue their legal or medical education. The fund provides an interest-free loan ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to medical and law school students based on financial need. Preference is given to Jewish students who live in the Greater Philadelphia region and of the Jewish faith who are enrolled in an accredited local law or medical school. This fund requires that loan repayments begin within five years after graduation, ensuring that future funds will continue to be available for students in need. The Feinman Fund application is combined with the application for the Strickler Fund, described above.
Scholarships for graduate studies for women
Foreman Fleisher established this fund in memory of his mother, Ida Fleisher, to help talented women become professionals. The fund provides scholarships for women, preferably Jewish, who wish to pursue a graduate degree. Eligibility is limited to women who have a hometown or attend school in the Greater Philadelphia area, including New Jersey and Delaware. Grant distributions, which can range from $2,000-$8,000, are administered by a local bank and sent directly to the chosen recipient’s school to be used for tuition only.
Scholarships for study of medicine, law or theology
Dr. Hirsch Herman established this Fund in memory of his revered parents, Reverend Abraham David Herman and Esther Cohen Herman, and his dear wife, Esther Levy Herman. The Fund provides grants of up to $10,000 each to graduate students, preferably of the Jewish faith, to study medicine, theology or law. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, a connection to the Greater Philadelphia area and must be enrolled in an accredited medical, osteopathic, or law school, or graduate theology school or program. The application for the Hirsch Herman Fund is combined with the Strickler and Feinman Fund applications.
Scholarships for music education for women
Kurt Rice established the Margaret R. Rice Scholarship Fund in 1987 in memory of his wife, Margaret R. Rice. It was her cherished desire to create an endowment to help gifted Jewish women obtain a music education. A limited number of grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to chosen recipients who attend local music schools to help with the financial demands of the “necessities of life.” Local music schools are advised each year of this scholarship and asked to submit names of eligible students. Interested students must submit a letter and resume to Jewish Federation.
Scholarships for study at Orthodox yeshiva in Israel
The Morton Stein Scholarship Fund for Orthodox Yeshivot in Israel enables financially needy residents of the Greater Philadelphia area, including high school and college-age youth, young adults and teachers in Jewish settings, to attend study programs in Orthodox Yeshivot in Israel. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to enhance the Jewish knowledge and identity of recipients and to help better prepare them for participating in and contributing to American Jewish communal life.