The Yaffed 2021 Scholarship

Are you a former or current yeshiva student looking to enter college?

We want to help.

Getting your degree may be challenging. Paying for it shouldn't be.

The goal of the Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to those seeking to bolster their or their children’s education. Scholarship funds can be used towards college tuition. 

While there is no cost to apply for the scholarship, recipients will be required to contribute to Yaffed’s mission in a way that is best suited to them. There are several options to fulfill this requirement such as being featured on Yaffed’s UnEducated Podcast, writing an op-ed to be published in a news outlet, or meeting with elected officials to discuss the state of yeshiva education.

Due to the sensitive nature of this issue, we understand that some applicants may not be comfortable being involved publicly in our mission. In that case, we are happy to discuss opportunities for individuals to apply anonymously.

Helping you achieve your goals

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  • Please upload a reference letter written and signed by someone who endorses you as an applicant and can attest to your educational interest. The letter should include the reference’s contact information and relationship to the applicant.
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    • 1. Tell us about yourself: Write two brief paragraphs about your yeshiva education and how it has impacted your ability to successfully achieve your goals. 2. Write an answer of up to 500 words that answers the following prompt: What is the biggest challenge you've faced, and how did you overcome it? (Can be written in English or Yiddish)
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      • Please upload a video explaining how your yeshiva education has impacted you thus far in your life, and what you would like to achieve through the education program in which you are participating.

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