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Central Scholarship announces a $50,000 commitment from the Charles Crane Family Foundation

Posted: 04.04.12


Funds to be earmarked for Jewish Education.  

Baltimore, MD (April 4th, 2012)- Central Scholarship announces a $50,000 commitment from the Charles Crane Family Foundation to be used for Jewish education. This funding will be for the fourth year of the Charles Crane Scholarship program that is currently at Central Scholarship. The program has already funded 23 students who are pursuing a wide range of Judaic studies.

Funds from this grant will be specifically earmarked for students focused on Judaic studies. Funding can be used for the following:

  • High school graduates planning to spend a year pursuing postsecondary Judaic studies full time in Israel;
  • Students already enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university who want to spend a semester or an academic year engaging in Judaic studies at an institution in Israel; or
  • Students who have declared a Jewish Studies major at any U.S. or Israeli college, university, yeshiva or seminary

“We are so glad that the Charles Crane Foundation has elected to continue funding this unique scholarship program,” Jan Wagner, president and CEO, Central Scholarship.

Central Scholarship is still accepting applications for this program through May 1st, 2012. For more information regarding Central Scholarship and to apply for funding, please visit

 About Central Scholarship: Central Scholarship enables students to pursue education or training after high school through scholarship opportunities and interest-free loans that fund the gap after all other financial aid has been awarded.  Established in 1924 and with over $1 million in scholarships committed annually, we screen student applications against dozens of scholarship opportunities according to criteria established by our donors.  With a deep connection to our students and the local community, our uniqueness is in our approach:  we are investing in the future of our students, their families and the neighborhoods in which they live.

Media Inquiries? Contact Jessica Schmidt-Bonifant, Development Director [email protected] or 410-415-5558