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Feldman Family Scholarship

Due to the generosity of Dr. William and Mrs. Mary Feldman, the Tidewater Jewish Foundation is pleased to provide an annual scholarship to Jewish students living in Virginia, with priority to those from the Hampton Roads area, accepted to matriculate at a Virginia-based institution for a degree in their chosen healthcare field. Annual requests are confidentially reviewed by our scholarship committee and approved by the Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

This grant is for $10,000 and applications are accepted between May 1 and July 1 each year.

Top Ten Facts Students with Learning Disabilities Should Know when Choosing a College  

Approximately 15% of students in the United States experiences learning differences, ADHD, and/or autism. While for most, this presents challenges, at a good fit school, the probability of success in college is high. 

Based on the impact learning disabilities, ADHD, and/or autism has on a student’s ability to succeed in an academic setting, students and families can choose from a range of options available at many colleges and universities across the country. 

How to Save Money in College 

In this money saving lesson we are focusing on how to save money in college. The following modules can be implemented by those considering going to college or already attending. 

Jewish Scholarships Portal

We were tired of running countless Google searches and browsing the web to find college scholarships for Jewish students…so we put them all in one place! Hillel’s Jewish Scholarships Portal allows you to search for more than 600 college scholarships — just for Jewish students! Search scholarships by location, school year, award amount, study abroad, and much more.

Kobrin Family Scholarship (UCF)

The Kobrin Family Scholarship was established in 1990 to be awarded to a qualified, full-time, graduating high school student from the Jewish communities of Orange, Osceola, or Seminole County who will be attending the University of Central Florida (UCF). The scholarship is available in the amount of $2,500 per year for a maximum of four (4) years. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.1 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) each year while at UCF in order to remain qualified for the scholarship. For selection criteria and full application, please visit the Kobrin Family Scholarship page through JFS Orlando.

Financial Terms Glossary

This glossary contains terms you may find useful when teaching youth financial literacy. These terms are used throughout the classroom activities and can help students better understand financial literacy concepts.

How to Save Thousands on College Costs – A Comprehensive Guide

College Aid Pro financial experts, Peg Keough and Matt Carpenter, explore the ways a family can save thousands of dollars on the cost of college, as well as financial aid 101. As the fairy godmother and head coach of financial planning explain each step of the college process, Peg and Matt show you through this video why myCAP is a great tool when shopping for affordable colleges.

Parental Support for College Students

Transitioning from high school to college is an exciting and empowering experience. While some high school graduates delay attending college, about two thirds of attendees are still considered “traditional” college students, enrolling immediately after their senior year of high school. Students in this demographic are usually just beginning to assert their independence, while remaining partially dependent on their parents as they test their new freedoms. They may still live at home over the summers, or rely on their parents to help pay for school.

Career Village – Get Advice; Give Advice!

CareerVillage is a community where students can get free personalized career advice from real-life professionals.‘s mission is to democratize access to career information and advice for underrepresented youth. We do that by crowdsourcing the answers to every question from every student about every career. Together, we’re building a massive open-access reference source that every online learner can access anytime, anywhere. Join our movement of over 6,000,000 learners and over 100,000 volunteers.

College Greenlight

College Greenlight is the leading advocacy network dedicated to supporting first-generation, lower-income, and historically underrepresented students on their path to higher education. Launched in 2012, College Greenlight helps thousands of qualified, motivated students connect with colleges and universities to find their best college fit and financial support.

Grad Resources

Since 1990, Grad Resources has recognized the significant role of graduate students in America. From our studies on stress in graduate school to the painful stories of student struggles we hear every day, we understand the pressures they face. We offer services that address their personal, emotional and spiritual needs, providing online materials, meaningful connections, engaging speakers, and supportive faith-based communities that enable graduate students to flourish personally and professionally.

A Guide for Students: Take Charge of Your Finances

Being broke can be part of the college experience, but the savviest students turn the financial pain to their advantage by learning money habits that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. “College is a great time to learn to live within your means,” says Eric Roberge, a certified financial planner who runs Beyond Your Hammock and works with clients in their 20s and 30s. Even after you land your dream job, you’ll still need to spend wisely and live within your means. So college is the perfect time to learn to take control of your personal finances.

How to Choose a College Quiz

Find the right college for you! Tell Niche what’s important to you and they’ll create a personalized list of schools to consider.

The “Everything I Want Colleges to Know About Me” List: A Brainstorm Exercise

Don’t know what you want colleges to know about you in your entrance essays and interviews? Look here for help!

How to Write a Successful College Transfer Essay

From College Essay Guy:

As a transfer student wondering how to start a transfer essay, you’re probably dealing with some version of this prompt:

“Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.”