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Jewish Claims Conference Offers Scholarship Grants for 1959-60

The sixth annual program of International Scholarship and Fellowship Grants for the academic year 1959-60 will be offered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, Conference president, announced today. The grants will be awarded to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution who qualify for Jewish teacher training scholarships, scholarships in Jewish studies, and research fellowships for independent projects in Jewish arts, letters and social sciences.

Last year, 163 successful candidates in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Australia received scholarship and fellowship grants, reaching $135, 000, all told.

Applications for grants must be submitted on special forms which may be obtained from the offices of the Claims Conference in New York. European candidates may obtain the necessary forms from the Central British Fund, London, or from the American Joint Distribution Committee, Geneva. Scholarship and fellowship applications must be submitted to the Claims Conference not later than March 31, 1959.

The scholarship and fellowship grants are part of a greater program for Jewish cultural and educational reconstruction carried on by the Conference. The Conference obtains its funds for allocation under the terms of the Bonn-Israel Reparations Pact, concluded at The Hague in 1952.

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