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The David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship Fund

The David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship Fund which is intended to benefit students, preferably Jewish students, to help subsidize the expense of a college education.


  • Child of a CBAJ congregant who will be attending college (undergraduate or graduate) whose parent(s)/guardian(s) have been family members (in good standing) before the beginning of the academic year of award for:
    • At least 18 months for full members
    • At least 30 months for associate members
  • Only one award (lifetime) per student who fulfills the requirements.
  • Scholarships will be available until the bequest is fully disbursed.

Scholarship amounts:

  • $1,200
  • Or – $1,500 with proof of completion of a Judaic course (copy of transcript with a passing grade) at any time during the course of study for the same degree as on the application.
    • This would include courses given in, or cross-listed with, Jewish or Judaic Studies programs. If the University doesn’t have this program, the student must provide a copy of the course syllabus together with the appropriate page of the transcript.
    • Scholarship winners who take a Judaic or Jewish studies course later in their degree program may submit their transcript separately for the $300 additional award.

Application should include:

  • An essay (minimum 250 words) at least 30 days before the beginning of the academic semester of the award on a topic related to: their Jewish identity, what they’ve learned from CBAJ/the Albany Jewish community/NCSY/a Jewish camp/school/etc.; and
  • The applicant’s name, name of college of university, and year in school.

Application deadlines:

  • July 31 (for fall semester)
  • December 15 (for spring semester)
Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784