About the Scholarship

The Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship is accredited by the Hebrew Free Loan Society. The organization was found in the year 1892. The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS) provides financial stability and renders opportunity to New York workers with lower-income by providing access to safe and affordable credit in the form of interest-free loans. The Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship Fund has been established at the United Jewish Appeal – Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York to provide financial assistance to needy Jewish individuals for secular studies only, in colleges, universities, graduate or professional schools.

How to apply for The Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship?

  • The students must first submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive this award.

  • Official transcripts must be provided along with SAT/ACT scorecards to the financial aid committee.


How much does Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship awards amounts to

  • This scholarship provides up to $5,000 annually for up to four years of his or her education.

  • A commitment to each student will be limited to one year at a time, and students must re‐apply each year for consideration.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies depending on the availability of funds and students meeting their eligibility.


Scholarship Deadline information

The applicants are informed to submit their scholarship applications and other required applications by the end of June 01, 2020. The applicants and other related informations are available on the Hebrew Free Loan Society website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must study at educational institutions of higher learning approved by UJA‐Federation.

  • Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent legal residents of the U.S., or international students studying in the United States.

  • Students must be either NY Metro area residents studying outside of the NY Metro area or Non‐NY Metro area residents studying in the NY Metro area.

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