Published June 13, 2019
Established in 1950 by the Jewish War Veterans of America Buffalo Post 25. Must be a junior or senior, preferably a Jewish war veteran, son or daughter of a Jewish war veteran or a Jewish student. Up to $2,000 available. Qualifying students should complete the general application process on UB’s centralized scholarship portal. This scholarship is generally awarded in the fall.
Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) is the voice of the Jewish service person and friend to all veterans. Formed in New York in 1896 after the American Civil War, the Jewish veteran group was known as the Hebrew Union Veterans Association. The union fought anti-Semitism in the Armed Forces and the general public. Seeking to prove that Jews do proudly serve and fight in the US Armed Forces, the union evolved with each war, eventually taking today’s name, Jewish War Veterans of America. With over 120 years of service, JWV is the oldest, continuously operating Veteran Service Organization in the country. JWV continues to live its mission – to preserve the Jewish American military legacy, to protect veteran rights, to spread Americanism, and to promote community – in 250 posts across the nation and in Israel.