May one apply for a grant with no intention of keeping the conditions?
The big grant available for seminary makes you sign that you will continue after with college for at least a certain amount of time. Is one allowed to sign that and not actually go? It’s kind of lying if you sign and don’t go…but if I don’t get this grant I most probably won’t be able to go to seminary.. what should I do?
One may not lie or mislead people, Jews or non-Jews, including governments or institutions.
Even if this means you won’t be able to go to seminary, this wouldn’t justify deceptive practices on your part.
Regarding receiving a seminary grant, you should consult with an expert in these grants to see if there are grants that do not require one to commit themselves to enroll in a college afterwards.
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