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Scholarship Enhancement

JFEW's Scholarship Enhancement Program furthers the Foundation’s mission through advocacy, research, policy and other grant models that encourage systemic change and have a positive impact on JFEW recipients or similarly‐situated women.

 

Organizations seeking to apply for funding should review the program guidelines below and contact us at info (at) jfew (dot) org prior to submitting a proposal.

  • Demonstrate potential to benefit JFEW recipients, alumnae or a pool of women meeting JFEW’s eligibility requirements;
  • Share common goals or goals that are aligned with the Foundation’s two umbrella grant Programs (College and Heritage);
  • Serve a research and development function, increasing knowledge and improving capacity to identify, evaluate and improve outcomes for current and future scholars;
  • Articulate a compelling connection to the Foundation’s mission.

 

 Current Projects  
CUNY School of Public Health
CUNY Campaign for Food Security
A program to foster student advocacy on the campuses of John Jay College and Hostos Community College around food insecurity and hunger among CUNY students. Program will train student advocates to raise awareness of campus resources and to reduce stigma and food insecurity.
Young Invincibles
New York State College Affordability Research and Advocacy Program
A nonpartisan analysis and study of New York State's Excelsior Scholarship, especially as it relates to low-income students. The projects also includes an advocacy campaign to share research findings.
 Past Projects  
 
Graduate NYC!
College Completion Innovation Fund (CCIF)
A public-private partnership between City University of New York, the Department of Education, the Mayor's office and private foundations seeking to double the number of New York City students completing college degrees by 2020.
 
Goddard Riverside Community Center
Options Center for College Access and Success

To create workshops for student advisors on helping maintain financial aid while in college.