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 $5.5 million to 3,718 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 $5,000, 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, vocational schools, 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 2013-2014 academic school year will open January 31, 2013.
- 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)
Completed application and all supplemental materials, including official transcript and letter of recommendation, must be postmarked by March 29, 2013. A complete list of required supplemental materials is available online. Any supplemental materials postmarked after march 29, 2013 will be NOT be considered.
Through the JVS Scholarship Program, I have learned giving back is even better than receiving. This is the only scholarship I have ever received that promotes interaction between those that fund the award and those that receive the award. You realize that everyone that donates does so with loving intention and only wants the best and continued success for the scholarship recipient.
(L to R) Elinor Eizdi, JVS Scholarship Alumni and Clark Hoover, Scholarship Committee Member and Alumni Subcommittee Chairman Alumni Relations The JVS Scholarship Fund Alumni Association was established in 2004 as a way to formalize the... Details
IMPORTANT - Please review the following questions and answers prior to contacting the JVS Scholarship Office, as you might find the answer to your question posted in this section. Q. Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen or documented legal... Details
Application Instructions Please read carefully and follow the 6 steps below: STEP 1 Review all eligibility requirements carefully. STEP 2 Complete and file a 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and... Details
At its Selection Meeting on May 31, 2012, the JVS Scholarship Committee awarded over $458,000 in scholarships to 147 local Jewish students with financial need. Awards ranged from $2,000 to $5,000, with an average award of $2,500. Since the... Details
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Programs & Services
Change is constant, especially when it comes to your career. You may be a new job seeker, career changer or you may be facing a lay off from your current job. The information and activities provided in The Career Gateway Job Seekers Guide will help explain the process and provides you with online resources that can lead you through this next step in your career.
Whether you're looking for a job or needing to fill one, JVS' online job bank ParnossahWorksLA.org is free to job seekers and employers alike!