FEREP Community-Designated Scholarships
The FEREP Graduate Scholarship Program is designed to be national in scope—its aim is to provide the entire Federation system with a cohort of enthusiastic, committed and well-trained individuals to begin professional work in Federations across the U.S. and Canada. Among the FEREP scholarships that are awarded each year are certain FEREP scholarships offered by a particular community. These are called "community-designated scholarships.” For these designated scholarships, the recipient commits in advance to work and live in that particular community at the completion of their graduate studies and fulfill their FEREP work commitment there. So, while all FEREP recipients make a commitment to the Federation field, recipients of the designated scholarships know from the outset that they are also making a commitment to a particular community.
Examples of Community-Designated Scholarships
The Ernest W. Michel Fellowship Program (New York)
This fellowship was established in honor of Ernest W. Michel, Executive Vice President Emeritus of UJA-Federation of New York, to fund professional training for exceptionally promising graduate students preparing for a career in Federation work. Funded by UJA-Federation of New York, the Michel Fellowship sponsors one FEREP scholarship of up to $40,000. By accepting a Michel Fellowship, the recipient agrees to complete his/her FEREP commitment by interning at UJA-Federation of New York during graduate school and working for a minimum of two years at UJA-Federation, which has offices based in New York City, Westchester and Long Island. To learn more about UJA-Federation of New York, please visit www.ujafedny.org.
The Lowenstein Fellowship (New Jersey)
Funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, the Lowenstein Fellowship awards one FEREP scholarship of up to $40,000 over two years. The recipient of a Lowenstein Fellowship agrees to complete his/her FEREP work commitment at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. To learn more about the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, please visit www.jfedgmw.org.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Fellowship (Miami)
Funded by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, The Miami Fellowship awards one FEREP scholarship of up to $40,000. The recipient of the Fellowship agrees to complete his/her FEREP work commitment at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. To learn more about the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, please visit www.jewishmiami.org.
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