Claims Group Accepting Applications for Scholarships for 1960-61

Applications for scholarship and fellowship grants offered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for the 1960-61 academic year will be accepted until March 31, 1960, the Claims Conference announced today. Under the program, which will begin its seventh year next fall, 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 178 successful candidates from 17 countries received scholarship and fellowship grants totaling more than $115, 000. The Conference obtains its funds for allocation under the terms of the West German-Israel Reparations Pact.

The scholarship and fellowship grants are part of a greater program for Jewish cultural and educational reconstruction carried out by the Conference.

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