Scholarships & Internships

JFCS is fortunate to offer several different scholarships and an internship program. See the descriptions of each listed below, or contact us with any questions you may have.

The Mensch Award

  • Description – Merit-based award for deserving 5th grade, 8th grade, and High School Seniors. Candidates should exemplify what it means to be a mensch – a person of integrity and honor, a doer of good deeds, and an all-around good person. Students must be nominated by a member of the community such as a Rabbi, educator, youth group advisor, secular school guidance counselor, teacher, parent, etc.
  • Applications: 5th Grade 8th Grade12th Grade
  • Application Deadline: April 30


College Book Award

  • Description: The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer is offering book awards to college bound Jewish students who reside in the Princeton Mercer Bucks community. Facilitated by Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) of Greater Mercer County, the scholarships are awarded based on financial need and students must be accepted and enrolled in a college or university for the Fall semester.
  • Application: Book Award Application
  • Application Deadline: June 1st


Dr. Esther Wollin Memorial Scholarship

  • Description: The Dr. Wollin Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who will be, or is already, attending Rutgers University. Eligibility is limited to Jewish female students raised by their Jewish mother in a single-parent household in the Princeton/Mercer/Bucks area. Eligibility is based on financial need.
  • Application: Wollin Memorial Scholarship Application
  • Application Deadline: June 1st

AVODAH Internship Program

  • Description: Jewish Family & Children’s Service AVODAH Internship Program is an opportunity for currently enrolled college students to work in the Jewish Community obtaining skills and expertise in a dedicated field. Internships are available at local Jewish agencies in the Greater Mercer and Bucks Counties for the summer months and will typically be 20-25 hours a week. Acceptance into the internship program is based upon academic achievements, interests, experience, related skills, motivation, and availability. Stipend available. All applicants must submit a completed application and transcript.
  • Application: AVODAH Application
  • Application Deadline: May 15