JVS Scholarship Awards 2016-2017 Statistics

At its Selection Meeting on June 21, 2016, the JVS Scholarship Committee awarded over $614,050 in scholarships to 193 local Jewish students with financial need. Awards ranged from $500 to $10,000. Since the inception of the JVS Scholarship Program in 1972, JVS has awarded over 4,400 scholarships in the total amount of over $7.8 million.

Our scholarship recipients are attending community colleges, state universities and private colleges across the country including Georgetown, MIT, NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Brandeis, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, LA Pierce College and American Jewish University.

Their studies include, but are not limited to medicine, law, business, dramatic arts, graphic design, journalism, non-profit management, architecture, teaching, psychology, early child development, engineering, nursing and family therapy. Ten students plan to be rabbis.

We have students who are pursuing their degrees despite learning and/or physical disabilities. We have students who immigrated here from Israel, Iran and Russia, as well as students who are returning to school after raising their children.

2016 Program Outcomes

  •  Total amount of scholarships awarded: $614,050
  •  Total number of awards: 193 (122 renewal recipients and 71 new recipients)
  •  Award range: $500 - $10,000

2016 Breakdown of Award Amounts
Award Amount Number of Awards

$   500:    1
$   750:    1
$1,000:    6
$1,350:    1
$1,500:    3
$2,000:  80
$2,400:    1
$2,500:    6
$3,000:  42
$3,500:    1
$3,600:    1
$4,000:    8
$4,200:    1
$4,250:    1
$4,500:    4
$5,000:  27
$10,000: 10

2016 Application and Interview Statistics
New applicants: 223
Renewal applicants: 125
Total Submitted Online Applications: 348
Students interviewed: 219
Scholarship committee interviewers: 23

2016 Recipient Statistics
Country of origin

  •   54% - U.S.
  •   36% - Iran
  •   5% - Former Soviet Union
  •   4% - Israel
  •   3% - Other

Demographics

    103 - Female; 90 - Male

Education

  81 - Undergraduate Students; 112 - Graduate Students