Jewish Family Services of Northeastern NY scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 are now available to support Jewish students with college-related expenses.

Scholarships are made possible by: The David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship Fund; The Hessberg Trust; and The JFS Scholarship Fund.

Eligibility requirements vary per scholarship. Students must be residents of Albany, the surrounding area, or attend college or graduate school locally. Applicants must be at least 17 years old and be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2021-2022 academic year.

To be considered for a 2021-22 JFS scholarship, applicants must complete an online form (at, which includes writing a brief essay on A) their understanding of Jewish Family Services’ impact on and for the community and B) suggest innovative ideas on how college students can support the mission of JFS and serve those in need. Preference will be given to applicants who express interest in volunteering with JFS. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 10.

Recipients will be selected from submissions and will be awarded their scholarship in late September. JFS may choose to use the winning entry in JFS publicity and marketing communications.

The JFS Scholarship Fund is made up of Frederick DeBeer Scholarship, Jewish Family Services Scholarship, Beatrice B. Levy Scholarship, George M. Simon Scholarship (restricted to a resident of Albany) and the Eli Werlin Scholarship.

Jewish Family Services programs and services range from counseling to guidance for those aging in place, to assistance for those facing food or financial insecurity. JFS’s staff is available both “virtually,” by telephone and in person.

Information may be obtained at or by calling 518-482-8856.