FEREP awards graduate school scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for up to two years. Students who meet eligibility requirements and are selected to advance to the finalist round will participate in a Federation visit, orientation and interviews. Students that are selected and agree to accept the award will work in a Jewish Federation in North America for a minimum of two years following graduate school.
Eligible Areas of Graduate Study
There are three graduate degrees that FEREP students may pursue. Graduate programs must be offered by accredited universities in the U.S. and Canada and FEREPs must be enrolled as full-time students:
Jewish Study Requirement
There are three ways in which FEREP students can fulfill a Jewish study requirement:
The Individual Jewish Study Plan
Dual Degree Graduate Programs
Historically, the FEREP Program has supported students in certain dual-degree graduate programs. Below is a list of schools that offer eligible programs for FEREP recipients.(Note: this list is non-comprehensive; any program that combines the degrees above will be eligible):
The Federation internship complements the student’s academic study and is central to her or his preparation as a future Federation professional. FEREP students are expected to complete, at minimum, a year-long supervised internship at their local Federation near their graduate school program. Interns will have the opportunity to experience assignments and projects in both the community planning and financial resource development areas of the Federation. The internship is both a requirement of the FEREP Program and an essential pre-professional experience that will introduce students to working in Federation. The internship experience is also very important to future employment in the Federation system.
The internship can range between 10-20 hours per week during the school year and is not salaried. The specific schedule, content of work and supervision are arranged by the student in collaboration with his/her academic program, local Federation, or both.
For further questions about guidelines of the FEREP Program, please contact FEREPScholarship@JewishFederations.org or 212-284-6710.
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