Academic Scholarship & Financial Aid Information
- JVS Scholarship Fund administers a scholarship program to provide
qualified local students with need-based financial aid. Since
its founding in 1972, the JVS Scholarship Fund has awarded nearly
$3 million to 2,600 students. Today's recipients are pursuing
studies at colleges, universities and vocational schools nationwide.
Go to http://www.jvsla.org
and click on scholarship fund.
- Rising costs of higher education often mean that students must
either put aside their dreams of a college education or graduate
degree, or assume serious indebtedness as the alternative. The
cost of tuition, books and living expenses is a burden even for
financially stable middle-class families. Undergraduate students
are eligible for loans of up to $2,000 per year. Graduate students
are eligible for loans of up to $3,000 per year. All student loans
are renewable on an annual basis. Students must be permanent residents
of Southern California and enrolled full-time (as defined by the
institution). Students must maintain a GPA above a 2.5 and all
student loans require two co-signers. For more information about
our student loan programs or to schedule an appointment for an
interview, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 761-8830
here for Jewish Free Loan.
- Hillel: The Foundation for Campus Student Life also has online
resources for financial aid.
- Many campus Hillels also offer paid internship opportunities.
Visit the Hillel site for links
to individual campus websites.
Financial Aid for Israel Programs
- Israel Experience Programs
- MASA Israel Journey: The Gateway to Long-Term Israel Programs
seeks to provide every Jewish young adult with the opportunity
to experience a long-term program in Israel.
There are more than 120 different programs under the MASA umbrella
including study-abroad options, volunteer programs, internships,
and career development programs.
MASA programs are a minimum of 5 months and are available to
all Jewish young adults between the ages of 18-30.
For more information, please see: www.masaisrael.org
MASA NEW Universal Grants Policy:
All US Citizens on undergraduate academic programs receive
a $2,000 grant.
All US citizens on graduate or post-college programs receive
a $3,000 grant for semester programs and $4,500 for year-long
Participants with extreme financial need may apply for an additional
Financial Aid for Trips and Conferences
- Student Conferences, Retreats &
Scholarships offered through local Hillels
- Friedman Scholarships
- Portnoy Scholarships
Hillel at Pierce & Valley Colleges
- William Korach Scholarships
UC Santa Barbara Hillel
- Raphael Cohen Scholarship