JVS Scholarship Program
The JVS Scholarship Program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in Los Angeles with need-based financial aid, in the belief that education represents the first step to career success.
Since its founding in 1972, the JVS Scholarship Program has awarded over $6.5 million to over 4,000 students. Recipients, who range from high school graduates to those entering new career paths later in life, have used our yearly scholarships, which range from $2,000 to $10,000, to study everything from visual art to psychology, dentistry to pharmacology, rabbinical studies to law and medicine.
We are committed to providing as much aid to qualified recipients as possible and encourage students to reapply each year they are in school, so that we may help them throughout their post-secondary education. Today’s recipients are pursuing studies at community colleges, four-year colleges, universities and graduate schools in California and across the country.
Do You Need Help Paying for Your Education? Apply for a JVS Scholarship!
The online scholarship application period for the 2015-2016 academic school year will open January 15, 2015.
- Must be Jewish
- Minimum age of 16 years
- Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County - for a minimum of three years
- U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident (green card)
- Planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university or vocational school in the U.S.
- Planning to enroll full-time (minimum 12 units per term)
- Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA for undergraduate students and a minimum 3.0 GPA for graduate students for every semester or quarter enrolled.
- Demonstrated and verifiable financial need including FAFSA (student aid report)
Completed 2015-16 applications and all supplemental materials, including official transcript and letter of recommendation, must be postmarked by March 15, 2015. A complete list of required supplemental materials is available online. Any supplemental materials postmarked after March 15, 2015 will be NOT be considered.
This award is extremely important to me, not only due to the financial relief it brings, but because it comes from the Jewish community. Having the support of my community is overwhelming. Your scholarship ties my aspirations to something larger than myself - to my culture and my heritage. Thank you for making my dreams a reality.
JVS Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs Jonathan Karp and Nan Kalish Goodman with their Alumni Match recipient Bryce Leafman. Alumni Relations "JVS is, for many of us, the only way we could actually afford school. I was fortunate... Details
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