SOURCE: UJA-Federation of New York

UJA-Federation of New York

August 24, 2012 10:19 ET

Scholarships Totaling Nearly $1 Million Awarded by UJA-Federation of New York to Jewish Students in Need

Funding Helps Make Higher Education More Accessible to Needy Jewish Students Throughout New York

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2012) - Nearly $1 million in scholarships was awarded to more than 400 of New York's most talented and needy Jewish students at the 19th Annual Scholarship Presentation at this year's Rose Biller Career Fair on Thursday, August 23rd, at UJA-Federation of New York. The scholarship awards program is the largest Jewish scholarship program in the country. For nearly two decades it has enriched the lives of thousands of Jewish students, helping the next generation to fulfill their educational aspirations. In conjunction with the Rose Biller Career Fair, students received annual undergraduate and graduate scholarships from the Rose Biller Endowment Fund of UJA-Federation of New York. The scholarship awards program is administered by the Hebrew Free Loan Society.

Dr. LaMar P. Miller, PhD, a nationally recognized educator and Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Touro College, spoke about the value of work, the importance of securing higher education, and the role of communal responsibility to support one another so exemplified by the Rose Biller scholarship program. With numerous scholarship recipients from Touro College in attendance, Dr. Miller also discussed his program at Touro and the notion that education is one of the most important tools for bringing about continuous improvement in the conditions of life for all people.

At the career fair, whose theme this year was Careers in Nonprofit Communal Service, scholarship recipients had the opportunity to network with professionals from nonprofit agencies who provided information about the variety of job paths within communal service, as well as the different job openings and paid internships available within their own organizations.

Participating agencies with representatives present during the job fair included: Central Queens YM-YWHA/Samuel Field YM-YWHA, F.E.G.S. Health & Human Services System, HIAS, MJHS, JASA, The Educational Alliance, and UJA-Federation of New York.

Please visit our website for more information on other scholarships supported by UJA-Federation of New York.

About UJA-Federation of New York
For more than 90 years, UJA-Federation has been a central force for communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community. Through UJA-Federation, more than 60,000 donors pool their resources to help people in need, inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities around the world -- to address the issues that matter to us most as Jews and as New Yorkers. Working with nearly 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 60 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. Because we do the most good when we do it together. For more information on how to donate or how to volunteer, please visit our website at www.ujafedny.org.

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