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 nearly $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.

They 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 they may help you throughout your post-secondary education.  

Annual Amount


Open To

Jewish students whose primary residence is in Los Angeles

Additional Selection Criteria

  • 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) and student and parent tax documents

Application Process

For application to undergraduate or graduate scholarship, go to:  https://www.jvs-socal.org/scholarship-application/


Patricia Sills
Scholarship Program Director
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Joyce Cele
Scholarship Program Coordinator
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Inquiries: scholarship@jvs-socal.org


March 31, 2020


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