If you are a Jewish high school junior who qualifies for the College Prep Scholars Program, you can be considered for the Fein Fellows Award, generously funded by the Edward Fein Foundation.
The Fein Foundation seeks to ensure access to higher education for high-achieving Jewish students who may lack the financial resources necessary to secure the highest quality education available. Each year, approximately 50 Fein Fellows are selected.
In addition, a select number of Fein Fellows will receive a full scholarship to the High School Summer College Program at Brandeis University. The Genesis program is a month-long residential program for highly motivated high school students to engage in experiential and in-depth learning, Jewish studies, and community building.
Fein Fellows will be selected from all Jewish high school juniors who apply to the College Prep Scholars Program. To apply, complete the College Prep Scholars Program application and indicate your religion as "Jewish" on the Personal page.
The Edward Fein Foundation is the vision of Edward Fein. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Jewish immigrant parents, Edward Fein built a successful career on Wall Street as a financial analyst and stockbroker. Retired since 1972, he relocated to the West Coast and developed an interest in helping others pursue their educational dreams. Edward Fein was the first visionary to understand and support the power of the College Prep Scholars Program and Quest for Excellence Awards to help talented low-income Jewish students.
His foundation, the Edward Fein Foundation, recognizes the responsibilities that come with success and has focused on issues of access to education and leadership opportunities, and also has a particular interest in Jewish continuity and education. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting innovative educational programs that support its vision, including Taglit-Birthright Israel, which provides the gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. The Foundation also supports the Genesis Program at Brandeis University among many others.
The Fein Fellows Award was launched in 2008. Since that time, the program has served over 400 Jewish students nationally.