The Jefferies Family Scholarship has been providing educational financial assistance to children of the employees of Jefferies for nearly 40 years. Through substantial scholarships, as well as Jefferies Awards of Merit, the program recognizes outstanding achievement—in and out of the classroom—and supports the efforts of serious and committed students.
Each year, Jefferies Family Scholarship gives awards to a group of carefully selected individuals that best meet the criteria of the program and embody the spirit and principles of its founders. Awards are based on a number of factors including financial need, academic merit, extracurricular activities, leadership and achievement, and other considerations. The program grants both monetary-based and recognition-based awards.
Scholarships are initially awarded for one year and recipients may apply to renew their scholarship for a second year, provided academic requirements continue to be met. In other words, winning a scholarship can result in receiving up to $25,000 over two years. We encourage students to apply every year they are eligible.