JVS Scholarship

Scholarship Provided by : third party

Scholarship Amount

$5,000 USD

Application Deadline

March 31, 2017


  • Completed online application form
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report
  • Letter of recommendation from current/past school professional, current/past employer, current/past supervisor for a volunteer position, or someone in the community who can speak as to why you are deserving of a JVS Scholarship
  • Personal Statement consisting of two questions and a personal essay: 1) Describe an experience in your past that has shaped you into the person you are today. How has it impacted your life? (Up to 250 words) 2) Describe a disappointment/challenge you had and what it taught you about yourself. (Up to 250 words) 3) Personal statement essay (up to 500 words) addressing any special family circumstances (e.g., divorce, job loss, illness, debts, etc.) or unusual expense(s) preventing your receiving financial assistance from your parents or otherwise contributing to your current financial need; your involvement with the Jewish community,now and in the past; and how you see yourself giving back to the Jewish community in the future
  • If you were born outside the U.S., you must provide proof of permanent U.S. Residency (e.g., a copy of your U.S. Passport or a copy of your green card)
  • Official transcript for the school you most recently attended
  • Declaration of Legal Domicile form
  • Cost of Attendance Budget (obtained from your school's Financial Aid Office or website)
  • Recent Federal Tax Returns

  • 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 2.7 GPA for every semester or quarter enrolled
  • Demonstrated and verifiable financial need including FAFSA (student aid report)
United States

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