UJA-Federation of New York awarded over $1 million in scholarships to more than 400 of New York’s Jewish students in financial need at the 21st Annual Scholarship Presentation during the Sixth Annual Rose Biller Career Fair on Wednesday, August 20th. The scholarships were provided by the Rose Biller Endowment Fund, the largest Jewish scholarship program in the country.
For more than two decades, the scholarship program, which is administered by the Hebrew Free Loan Society, has enriched the lives of thousands of New York’s Jewish students, helping them to fulfill their educational aspirations. Scholarship recipients are both undergraduates and graduate students in attendance at New York metropolitan-area campuses who are focused on a wide range of careers.
“We are extremely privileged at UJA-Federation, that thanks to the establishment of the Rose Biller Endowment Fund, each year we are able to assist hundreds of Jewish New Yorkers in need who want to attend college and graduate school,” said UJA-Federation’s Anita Altman, who staffs the Rose Biller Scholarship Committee. “Our hope is that this scholarship program will help put them on a path to creating fulfilling and successful lives, and that one day they might in turn help others in need.”
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 career 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 FEGS Health & Human Services, HIAS, Jewish Association Serving the Aging, Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, UJA-Federation of New York, The Forward, Jewish Child Care Association, and Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.
About UJA-Federation of New York
For more than 95 years, UJA-Federation has inspired New Yorkers to act on their values and invest in our community for the biggest impact. Through UJA-Federation, more than 55,000 donors address issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jews everywhere, to connect people to their Jewish communities, and to respond to crises close to home and around the globe. Working with nearly 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, UJA-Federation is the world’s largest local philanthropy; our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at www.ujafedny.org.