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JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholars Program

The Jewish Foundation for the 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, competitively-selected 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 2017 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 enrolled as a full-time student for each semester during the Program;
  • Demonstrate financial need (must have a current FAFSA on file);
  • Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 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.; and
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to enhancing the status and role of women in the fields of public policy and public service.

 

Applicants to the Program cannot be enrolled in the CUNY Macaulay Honors Program.

If you would like to apply, please send a resume that includes all relevant activities (including volunteer work), an unofficial transcript, and a three to four paragraph statement about what you consider an important public policy issue to Laura Holbrook at lholbroo@hunter.cuny.edu with “JFEW Application” in the subject line.