UJA-Federation of New York Graduate Fellowship

The Wiener Educational Center is committed to promoting excellence within UJA-Federation of New York’s network of agencies, as well as synagogues and day schools in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester, by offering a full range of educational and professional development opportunities for current and prospective Jewish communal professionals. Through our UJA-Federation of New York Graduate Fellowship, we help prepare graduate students for careers in the Jewish communal sector by providing funding and educational opportunities that in turn enrich our entire community. As fellows, students will receive scholarships toward their graduate degree, come together for seminars addressing issues of import  in the Jewish communal landscape, and join a cohort of their peers and future colleagues.

We will consider applicants who are pursuing graduate degrees in:

  • Cantorial studies
  • Clinical psychology
  • Jewish education
  • Nonprofit business administration
  • Nonprofit management
  • Public administration
  • Rabbinic ordination
  • Social work
  • Special Education

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have an interest in working in New York’s Jewish communal sector
  • Study in the New York area
  • Attend or plan to attend school full-time
  • Be United States citizens or permanent residents

Fellowships are awarded for a maximum of two years and must be used toward tuition. We offer fellowships both for students committed to a career at UJA-Federation of New York and for students interested in a career in the broader Jewish communal sector.

By completing our application, you will be considered for the UJA-Federation of New York Graduate Fellowship. Fellows can receive funding from a number of different scholarship sources based upon their area of study and/or financial need.  UJA-Federation of NY has scholarships that are specifically intended for those students who wish to pursue a career at UJA-Federation, and other scholarships which are geared toward students who wish to work in the broader Jewish communal sector. All accepted applicants will be members of the UJA-Federation of New York Graduate Fellowship cohort. The source of funding will, however, will vary from student to student. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships, with the exception of the Ernest W. Michel FEREP Fellowship, for which you must apply separately.

Students interested in applying can learn more fill out our application at: http://www.ujafedny.org/graduate-fellowship/.  The application and reference forms can be accessed at http://fs12.formsite.com/ujafedny/form15/index.html and http://www.ujafedny.org/get/636477/, respectively. Please contact Jina Davidovich at davidovichj@ujafedny.org or 212.836.1661 with any questions.