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College scholarship opportunities announced

Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for $1 million in scholarships

The Quaker Bridge Mall is offering a college scholarship for a graduating senior through the Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students. The application period ends on March 1. Students can apply online by visiting syf.org/scholarships.

Any student who will be graduating in the class of 2017 and lives in the community surrounding a Simon property is eligible. Applicants can check their eligibility by entering their ZIP code at syf.org/scholarships. Recipients will receive up to $1,500 to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school. In 2016, the Simon Youth Foundation awarded $1.2 million to 300 students nationwide.

The 2017 SYF Community Scholarship recipients will be selected by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), a third-party administrator. Students are selected based on a variety of criteria, including financial need, academic performance, leadership skills and participation in school and community activities. Those students who are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary education will also be given close consideration. Recipients will be notified in May 2017.

 Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County offers two college scholarship opportunities available to Jewish students who reside in the Princeton, Mercer County, and Bucks County communities.

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer is offering book awards to college bound Jewish students. Facilitated by Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County, the scholarships are awarded based on financial need and students must be accepted and enrolled in a college or university for the fall semester. The application deadline is June 1.

The Dr. Esther Wollin Memorial Scholarship Fund is offering scholarships to Jewish female full-time students who will be, or are already attending Rutgers University and were raised by a Jewish mother in a single-parent household in the Princeton, Mercer, or Bucks County communities.  Eligibility is based on financial need.  The application deadline is June 1.

For more information or to obtain an application, contact Lara Wellerstein at 609-987-8100 or laraw@jfcsonline.org.

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Krystal Knapp

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