Okay. So I know that a lot of people here think that seminary is totally unnecessary etc. etc. But putting that all aside, I know a girl who wants to go to seminary very very badly and her parents won’t pay for the whole tuition.
Does anyone know of any scholarship/grant programs that she can apply to?
Why doesn’t she talk to the rebbetzin of the seminary? I’m sure she’ll figure it out with her
Check to see if the Jewish Federation in her town has scholarships for students studying in Israel.
lovenlife, are you serious?????????
i am actualy really laughing out loud, seriously. oh wow, that was good.
were you being sarcastic?
Striving, is the seminary accredited? She may be able to take out student loans.
Also, if she can go through Touro or Stern, she can get college credit as well. She would have to apply to those schools though. You don’t have to go to Touro or Stern for college when you get back, but you do have some added fees that you pay the college. Plus, if she is going through Touro or Stern, she can also apply for student loans.
Seminaries may give scholarships (maybe her principal will go to bat for her) or allow head checks for the whole year, which alleviates the problem. There is the federation, as mentioned, and ZOA. Also, does her sem accept MASA? B”H MASA is more fluid than FAFSA and they may be pleasantly surprised.
About schools that have Israel programs that will enable her to get credit (as SJS mentioned) some of these schools will only work with students who plan to continue in the schools. As far as credits go, there is ACE, which works particularly with Neve schools but may not be exclusively so.
The Federation and ZOA are not very keen on supporting a Chareidi institution.
While more funding is certainly needed, Joseph’s statement is a disservice to the cause because Jewish Federations across North Amarica have given hundreds of millions of dollars in support of chareidi Jewish educational institutions and programs over the years.
I said not keen.
Not keen – you may have to defend your seminary and distinguish between non-zionist and anti-zionist (which sems are NOT). Depending on your city, Federations love to invest in the kids when economically feasible, especially when there is a possibility of the kids staying in their home towns afterwards.
Actually, Joseph, Jewish Federations in many cities spend thousands of dollars to send students to charedi seminaries. I’m not sure if my local Jewish Federation, which spent thousands of dollars to send my classmates to BJJ, was very keen about it though.