The Alan and Ruth Stein Educational Assistance Program

The Alan and Ruth Stein Educational Assistance Program provides BRIDGE residents with a critical resource for pursuing their career goals and building greater economic security for themselves and their families.

Resident Scholarship Recipients

Since 2001, BRIDGE has been pleased to award Stein Program grants to hundreds of outstanding women and men whose career aspirations are as diverse as their ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. The program supports BRIDGE residents such as college-bound high-school seniors, people who are transitioning into the workforce, and working adults who are acquiring skills to advance or change careers. These grants are making a critical difference, providing residents with the resources to pursue a financially secure career.

Learn more in the 20th Anniversary Report of the Alan and Ruth Stein Educational Assistance Program.

Read about the reach and impact of our scholarship programs.


To apply, residents write essays describing their career goals and personal life stories, and provide letters of recommendation. A special committee then selects the recipients. Awards are available up to $10,000 per scholarship.

The program’s applicant pool consists of high-school seniors planning to go to college, longtime workers hoping to acquire skills to advance in a firm or change careers, parents returning to or continuing college while working, and people making the difficult transition from welfare to work. The institutions they hope to attend include public and private colleges, vocational schools, and certification and job skills programs.

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