JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholars Program

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The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) Eleanor Roosevelt Scholars Program is a two-year scholarship program that provides qualified candidates opportunity to explore careers in public policy and public service. Upon acceptance, scholars receive tuition assistance, mentorship, a paid summer internship in New York, a three day seminar in Washington, D.C., dedicated workshops, and invitations to special events at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. This program and its unique offerings are made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women. Whether Scholars are interested in applying to law school, graduate school, or a position in the public service and/or public policy field, the JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholarship Program is dedicated to preparing students for a range of post-graduate endeavors.

How to Become a JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholar:

If you are a sophomore or sophomore-equivalent during the Spring semester and meet the following requirements, consider applying to the JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholars Program. To qualify for the JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholars Program, applicants must:

  • Be a current Sophomore
  • Demonstrate financial need (must have a current FAFSA on file);
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student for each semester during the Program;
  • Demonstrate a strong connection to New York City;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.;
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to enhancing the status and role of women in the fields of public policy and public service.
  • Please note that applicants to the Program cannot be enrolled in the CUNY Macaulay Honors Program.