Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer

Scholarship Fund

Through a Scholarship Fund, an individual or family can provide financial assistance to local students with a specific purpose in mind, such as educational trips to Israel, Jewish summer experiences or academic resources for Jewish college students

How Does It Work?
With a minimum gift of $50,000, a Scholarship Fund can be established to support students while focused on a specific area of interest. Our Foundation oversees the marketing of a Scholarship Fund within the Greater Mercer Jewish community and manages the application process. Set up as an Endowment Fund, four or five percent of a Fund balance is typically disbursed each year. Scholarship grants are not given to students directly. Rather, grants are given to the nonprofit organizations overseeing the programs through which the students are affiliated.

"My parents, Ruth and Nathan Feldstein, felt strongly that if Jewish teenagers could travel to Israel and partake in a meaningful educational program, that these teens would more likely mature into committed Jewish adults. This is why my parents established a Scholarship Fund (The Ruth and Nathan Feldstein Israel Travel Scholarship) – to present more local teens with the opportunity to visit Israel. Today, it gives my family tremendous pride to uphold my parents’ values. They would be so pleased to know that their legacy continues on."
- Michael Feldstein
Scholarship Fund photo Ruth and Nathan Feldstein - 1996
Ruth & Nathan Feldstein

To learn more about this fund, please contact
or call (609) 240-9511.