The Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund
Established in the late 1940's, the
Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund provides interest-free loans to aid
Jewish undergraduate and graduate college students who exhibit
exceptional academic achievement and face financial difficulties pursuing a
higher education. These loans must be repaid within ten years of
graduation or termination of studies.
Amount of Loans
$5,000 is the maximum loan, with a possibility of renewing annually for the
duration of (full time) undergraduate or graduate studies.
Jewish students enrolled or enrolling (upcoming year) in full time,
accredited undergraduate or graduate study institutions, pursuing academic or
professional courses leading to a recognized degree.
Loans are awarded interest-free. It should be clearly understood,
however, that loan recipients assume an obligation to repay the full amount of
the loan within ten years after the completion of their course of study, or
from the date they terminate their studies for any reason.
Applications can be downloaded by clicking here. The
application should be downloaded, printed and returned by mail together with
the required letters of reference and transcripts to: The Samuel Lemberg
Scholarship Loan Fund, 430 Park Avenue, Suite #505, New York, NY 10022
Application Requirements and Deadline for the 2016-17 School Year
Deadline: April 15, 2016
All application components, including application form, transcripts, and
letters of recommendation must arrive together by April 15th at our New York
office in order to receive consideration. Applications should be typed or
printed legibly. All information provided with the application is held in
strict confidence. Finalists are expected to meet with the Fund's trustees
at our New York office for an in-person interview. In addition to the
application, please be sure to include:
1. Transcript of academic record. College graduates need not submit
high school transcript.
2. Three letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to
applicant. At least one should be from a Hillel director, director of
Jewish communal organization, the Rabbi of a congregation
with which you or your family have been affiliated, or Hebrew school teacher.