UJRA's initial fundraising effort for scholarship aid took place in 1948, when $9000 was raised to assist newly-arrived European orphans. By 1952, the UJRA Scholarship for European Youth Committee was well-established, granting scholarships to refugees and recent immigrants for academic or vocational education. By the mid-1950s there was desire to broaden the mandate for awarding scholarships beyond European youth, and this meant a shared interest among many Toronto organizations, including Jewish Family & Child Services, Jewish Vocational Services, and Jewish Immigrant Aid Services. By September 1957 the Central Committee on Scholarships-in-Aid had been formed under the auspices of the United Jewish Welfare Fund with contributions by the above-named agencies. Thus UJRA's involvement in scholarships to immigrants continued but was less direct in later decades.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of minutes, correspondence, reports and applicant contracts relating to the work of the Scholarship Committee of UJRA between 1951 and 1973. The records are arranged in chronological order.
This sub-series was formed from former RG 210G and RG 296 files.