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Misson

Misson

We believe education is a right, not a privilege. We believe scholarships are an investment, not an expense.

We are devoted to helping individuals achieve a better life through higher education, alleviating the burden of student debt, and assisting students in turning their dreams into reality.

We fulfill our mission by bridging the financial gap between high school and postsecondary education with grants and interest-free loans; by educating students and parents about college affordability; and by advocating for public policy that improves college access, affordability, and completion for low-income students.

We Fulfill Our Mission By

Bridging

the financial gap between high school and post-secondary education

Educating

students and parents about college affordability

Advocating

for public policy that improves college access, affordability, and completion for low-income students

Roots

Moses Rothschild, Central Scholarship Founder

Roots

In 1924, our founders utilized charitable giving to make education beyond high school easily accessible. Their fresh and innovative approach to building strong, thriving communities was deeply rooted in their Jewish values that have been a guiding force in achieving access to higher education.

Nearly a century later, we provide funding for education after high school including undergraduate, graduate, professional, and career training studies, regardless of gender, religion, race, or ethnicity. Our funds reflect a broad range of interests that allow students to pursue their goals after high school and help them make informed decisions about their higher education.

We’re idealistic dreamers aiming to better the world around us through education.

Margie Warres, Executive Director, 1952-1988