Naomi Pescovitz presenting the 2017 Mark Pescovitz Scholarship to Jonathan Schwartz and Samantha Sinder
The Jewish Federation offers several scholarships for college-bound and graduate students.
Application deadline: March 1
These scholarships are reviewed and decided by a committee that meets in April.
The Eugene and Betty Friedmann Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Eugene and Betty Friedmann for their belief that success is possible despite formidable challenges, to support deserving Jewish individuals seeking to further their education in the fields of science, medicine, or technology.
Len Perel Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Len Perel and his commitment to community service, to recognize the academic excellence and volunteer service of foreign-born Jewish high school students.
Jules Dorfman Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Jewish Communal Service
Established in memory of past JCC Executive Director Jules Dorfman, in honor of his years of service, to support graduate students with a focus in Jewish Communal Service, Social Work, or Jewish Education.
The Mark Pescovitz Scholarship
Established in memory of Dr. Mark Pescovitz, a JFGI Officer and Chair of the Annual Campaign, to recognize a Jewish high school junior or senior with a record of outstanding service to the Indianapolis Jewish and general community.
Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Federation's Annual Meeting.
For families and individuals who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, scholarships are available to help support Jewish life experiences. Scholarships are available for, but not limited to, Hebrew/Sunday school, Jewish camp experiences, Jewish ECE programs, and Jewish day school programs.
a) high school seniors who have arrived in the United States within the last four years and plan to attend an accredited Indiana college or university on a part- or full-time basis. Men and women of any religious affiliation may apply.
b) adults who have arrived within the last four years and are currently attending an accredited Indiana college or university as a part- or full-time student. Men and women of any religious affiliation may apply.
Awarded to adults who care for dependents and are returning to school for post-high school certificates, associate or bachelor degrees to better support themselves and their families. Men and women of any religious affiliation may apply.
Indianapolis Bureau of Jewish Education Jewish Studies Scholarship
Application deadline extended: May 1. Awarding will take place at the beginning of June.
A scholarship of $1,800 will be awarded from the Indianapolis Bureau of Jewish Education Endowment Fund to a graduating high school senior who demonstrates a commitment to lifelong Jewish learning, formal and informal, as a leader and participant. This student is actively engaged in post B’nai Mitzvah formal Jewish learning and is planning on continuing their Jewish studies at the collegiate or university level.
The Bureau of Jewish Education served the Greater Indianapolis Jewish community as the central agency for Jewish Education for over a century. The organization suspended operations in 2018. In an effort to continue its mission of providing community-based Jewish learning, a scholarship has been created to annually award a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to post-secondary education, to continue and expand their Jewish learning. This scholarship is one of several academic scholarships offered under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis.