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Hebrew Free Loan is partnering with the National Council of Jewish Women, San Francisco Section (NCJW) to offer four Tanette Goldberg Scholarships for Social Justice in the amount of $1,250 each. Scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school, who are studying or working in the area of social justice and who intend to pursue social justice following graduation, either as a career or through volunteer work.

The application deadline is August 24, 2020. Recipients will be announced on September 18, 2020.

To qualify, you must be:

  • A Jewish woman, enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2020-21 academic year.
  • A permanent resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara or Sonoma County.
  • Studying or working to achieve social justice.
  • Willing to report progress in school and community activities to the NCJW, SF Section.

Preference will be given to those working in the following areas of social justice, which are priority areas for the National Council of Jewish Women:

  • Reproductive rights
  • Prevention of human trafficking and advocacy for victims
  • Family safety
  • Women’s and children’s rights in the U.S. and Israel
  • Empowerment programs for low-income girls and women in transition

These scholarships reflect the mission and values of NCJW, a nonsectarian, grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Find out more here about award recipients from previous years.

For questions, please contact Marina Levy, Operations Manager at (415) 546-9902 x104 or marina@hflasf.org.

Hebrew Free Loan provides zero-interest loans to Jewish individuals in Northern California to help them achieve self-sufficiency. Our loans support individuals who are overcoming a financial challenge or pursuing lifelong dreams.

Scholarship applicants are also eligible to apply for an interest-free student loan from Hebrew Free Loan.

Inspired by Jewish values, the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW) strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

The Tanette Goldberg Scholarship for Social Justice was established in memory of Tanette Goldberg (1926-2013), past president of the National Council of Jewish Women, San Francisco Section from 1990 to 1993. Tanette was recognized for her work in 2007 when she received the NCJW Hannah G. Solomon Award. Tanette was a tireless and committed community volunteer. She worked to solve issues in the public schools where her children attended and in the community. She fervently believed in justice, equality, and effecting positive change, whether in the Jewish community or her neighborhood.