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College Scholarships

The Jewish Community Foundation is pleased to administer college scholarships made possible by generous donors who establish scholarship funds here.

Donors define their scholarships differently, but they all share a similar goal: to encourage students to pursue their dreams by pursuing education at an institution of higher learning.

The Jewish Community Foundation offers need-based financial assistance to Jewish students for college and graduate school education,including tuition, fees, room and board. 


All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States;
  • Be a current resident of the Greater Hartford area;
  • Be a citizen of the United States,
  • In most cases, demonstrate financial need. 

Specific funds may include unique criteria such as academic interest or community service experience. We will review your general application with these unique criteria in mind and work to match your needs with the right scholarship funds for you.


Complete only one application to apply for all of our scholarships, and submit your completed application plus all applicable attachments by mail to:

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
College Scholarship Program
333 Bloomfield Ave, Suite D
West Hartford, CT 06117

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Recipients of past scholarships are encouraged to apply for, but not guaranteed, future financial assistance.

Download the application


All scholarship awards are confidential and a recipient’s name would become known only with his or her express permission.


Awards normally range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Deadline and Notification

Scholarship applications for the upcoming academic year must be postmarked no later than April 15th.

The Scholarship Committee meets to review the applications on an anonymous basis, and considers each application for the funds for which the applicant is eligible.

Notification of awards or denial of scholarships is normally in June.

Expectations of Recipients

Recipients of Jewish Community Foundation scholarships, except for reasons of health or other emergency, are expected to complete the year of study for which the scholarship is awarded. Failure to fulfill this commitment will require a refund of the amount expended on the student’s behalf.

We ask that recipients send acknowledgment letters to the donors who made the scholarship(s) possible.

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