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
  • Must be at least 16
  • Must be a permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County for a minimum of three years
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident with a green card
  • Must be planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university or vocational school in the U.S.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 units per term
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA (per term) for Undergraduate Students or a minimum 3.0 GPA (per term) for Graduate Students
  • Must have a demonstrated and verifiable financial need, including FAFSA

*Additional eligibility requirements may apply.

Application Process

FOR APPLICATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE, GO TO:  https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/86488-Jewish-Vocational-Service

FOR APPLICATION FOR GRADUATE, GO TO:  https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/84809-Jewish-Vocational-Service%20


Julia Furer, Scholarship Program Director


Joyce Cele, Scholarship Program Coordinator



March 31, 2023


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