JFCS is very fortunate to have awards and scholarships available below. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Joyce at 609-987-8100 or JoyceW@jfcsonline.org

The Mensch Award

  • Description – Merit-based award for deserving 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: 8th Grade – 12th Grade
  • Application Deadline: April 30th

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 3rd

Wollin Memorial Scholarship


  • Description: The Dr. Esther Wollin Memorial Scholarship Fund offers monies from Dr. Wollin’s estate which was designated to grant a college scholarship.  Eligibility is limited to Jewish female full-time students who will be, or are already attending Rutgers University and raised by their Jewish mother in a single-parent household in the Princeton Mercer Bucks Community. Eligibility is based on financial need.
  • Application: Wollin Scholarship Application
  • Application Deadline: June 3rd