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    striving
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    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?

    #639248

    lovenlife
    Member

    Why doesn’t she talk to the rebbetzin of the seminary? I’m sure she’ll figure it out with her

    #639250

    anon for this
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    Check to see if the Jewish Federation in her town has scholarships for students studying in Israel.

    #639251

    Belev Echad
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    lovenlife, are you serious?????????

    hahahahahahahahahahahah!

    i am actualy really laughing out loud, seriously. oh wow, that was good.

    were you being sarcastic?

    #639252

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    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.

    #639253

    tzippi
    Member

    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.

    #639254

    Joseph
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    The Federation and ZOA are not very keen on supporting a Chareidi institution.

    #639255

    cherrybim
    Participant

    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.

    #639256

    Joseph
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    I said not keen.

    #639258

    tzippi
    Member

    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.

    #639259

    anon for this
    Participant

    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.

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