Ruth Kroll Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes exceptional young women between the ages of 16 and 19 who possess a strong Jewish identity and nurture the Jewish values embodied by Ruth Kroll. Eligible teens will receive a grant in recognition of their service to our community.



About the Ruth Kroll Scholarship

The Ruth Kroll Scholar Award was created by Jewish Federation and the Kroll family to perpetuate Ruth’s memory and values and invest in a strong Jewish future. This scholarship recognizes young Jewish women who make a difference in our community and encourages them to continue the practice of tikkun olam – repairing the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the Ruth Kroll Scholarship:

  • Identify as a woman aged 16 to 19 years
  • Self-identify as Jewish
  • Reside in Middlesex or Monmouth counties
  • Attend a high school, vocational school, or college in New Jersey
  • Exhibit proven commitment to the value and practice of tikkun olam  (repair the world) over time without compensation

How do you define an active volunteer?

We’re looking for candidates that have a history of consistently volunteering over an extended period of time. Whether you work behind the scenes caring for a neighbor or publicly raise funds for a cause you’re passionate about, we want to hear from you. Volunteering activities may range from raising money, building awareness, direct service benefiting clients, working on systemic change, and more.

What is the selection process?

The selection process is:

  1. The candidate submits an application.
  2. The candidate will receive an email letting them know that their application was received. 
  3. A committee will review all application materials, contact personal references, and select the scholarship finalists. 
  4. The committee will interview scholarship finalists.
  5. The committee will select awardees by May 31, 2023.

How will my application be judged?

Each application will be carefully reviewed and personal references will be contacted. Reviewers will focus on current, demonstrated commitment and community service impact.

How can I spend the funds?

Awardees may choose how to spend this one-time award. For example, funds may be used towards philanthropy or education.

For more information, please email Laura Safran.

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