Educational Grants Available for All Qualified Lakewood Residents

Posted on February 21, 2022 By

Rabbi Avi Schnall, a principal in Agudath of Israel of America, is proud to announce that Lakewood has created an education recovery benefit program to help local families affected by the pandemic. When he discovered that ARP (American Rescue Plan) money could be used for educational purposes, Rabbi Schnall made a proposal to the Lakewood Township Committee. Mayor Ray Coles and the rest of the Committeemen gave his suggestion their full support.

Anyone from preschool through college impacted by COVID-19 may get an educational assistance grant up to $2,500 per eligible applicant, depending on the cost of their outstanding educational expense. The deadline to apply for funding is March 7, 2022. Applications are online at or at Agudah’s offices, 930-B East County Line Rd, Suite 203, Lakewood.

All applicants will need to provide proof of an outstanding education expense, and a loss of income from the year 2019 to 2020 by providing those years tax returns, Because of the number of applicants, an outside third party will conduct a lottery to determine the winners from all eligible applicants.

Eligible applicants who do not have internet access can come to Agudath Israel’s New Jersey office, 930-B East County Line Rd, Suite 203, Lakewood, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and until 1:00 p.m. on Fridays to use any of the computers available to access the application site. Agudath staff will be available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for anyone who needs personal assistance on a self-serve computer.

For more information or questions, call 732-806-9019 or email