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Each year, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis distributes a number of academic scholarships to St. Louis area students. These scholarships are open to residents of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, with a preference given to Jewish applicants.

The Lentin Scholarship Fund (established by Scott Lentin) provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to high school juniors and seniors demonstrating financial need who have completed secondary school and are enrolling in full-time undergraduate degree programs or vocational programs at accredited nonprofit colleges or universities.

The Benjamin Pessin Education Assistance Fund (established in memory of Benjamin D. Pessin by members of his immediate family) provides $1,000 scholarships to qualified students demonstrating scholastic achievement and financial need pursuing degrees in business administration.

The Ruth Greenberg Memorial Fund for Rabbinical Training (established by the late Ruth Greenberg) provides St. Louis residents demonstrating financial need and intent to pursue a career in the rabbinate scholarships of up to $2,500 for rabbinical training.

The Sam A. Kessler Memorial Scholarship (established by friends of the late Sam A. Kessler) provides a $1,000 scholarship for a local law school student demonstrating financial need and a willingness to contribute their time and talent to the Jewish community. Applicants must have resided in the St. Louis metropolitan area for no less than 10 years.

The Richard L. Levis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund (established in memory of Richard L. Levis, Jr. by his widow, Barbara Rosen) provides up to $1,000 in scholarship money to Missouri area college or university students demonstrating scholastic achievement and financial need.

The Blanche and Irving Miller Scholarship Fund (established through a bequest from the estate of Blanche and Irving Miller) provides $1,000 scholarships to deserving and qualified students enrolled in accredited colleges or universities who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in professional fields.

Apply online at through April 13, 2018.

Please direct questions regarding any of these scholarships from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis to Mindee Fredman at or (314) 442-3734.

Other Scholarship Opportunities for Jewish Students

The Fein Fellows Program provides resources to support low income, high achieving Jewish high school students. The program is supported by the Edward Fein Foundation, which is an important supporter of our community’s deep commitment to education, support for those in need and innovation aimed at strengthening Jewish identity in the next generation.

Now in its 11th year, the Fein Fellows Program has helped 470 high achieving, low income Jewish high school students attend prestigious colleges that many of them once felt were beyond their dreams. Every year, it provides laptops and college counseling to all of the Fein Fellows, and offers the top students a summer at Brandeis’s Genesis program.