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JVS Scholarship Fund

The JVS Scholarship Fund is a Scholarship sponsored by Jewish Vocational Service

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Minimum: $1,000, Average: $2,000, Maximum: $5,000
Application Deadline: March 11, 2011

The JVS Scholarship Fund 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 Fund has awarded over $4 million to nearly 3,500 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 $1,000 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.

For further eligibility and application information, see Scholarship Fund at www.jvsla.org

Eligibility Requirements

  • Jewish
  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County
  • 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)
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Demonstrated and verifiable financial need

Sponsorship provided by:


Jewish Vocational Service - Los Angeles
6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90048
USA
Phone Number: 323 761 888 x8868
Fax Number: 323 761 8575
Email: scholarship@jvsla.org

You can find out more by contacting:


Scholarship Program Manager
6505 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90048
US
Phone Number: 323 761 8888 x8868
Fax Number: 323 761 8575
Email: scholarship@jvsla.org

It will help if you carefully examine any material provided for the scholarship. Getting the greatest odds of achieving your goal comes from initially researching the prerequisites and then determining if you qualify. Prior to starting, figure out the reason for involvement of the Jewish Vocational Service - Los Angeles and their reason for offering the JVS Scholarship Fund. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, figure out if there is a reasonable chance of being awarded the scholarship. After figuring out that there is a good chance of going on to be a recipient of the JVS Scholarship Fund, then it is worth it to put forth the effort to apply.

A vital aspect of applying for the scholarship is properly completing the forms. Occasionally the process can be drawn-out and laborious, but take the time to make sure that the forms are filled out correctly and completely. Use caution to insure that you will not be bumped because of some minor point.

Once the application is sent off, you should note when the JVS Scholarship Fund chooses a winner and distributes any funds in order to know whether or not you can rely on the scholarship to help meet any bills associated with your education and how it will assist with your future, stipulations may exist in what can be paid with the JVS Scholarship Fund. Increasingly, it is tough to manage all of your financial needs, and having the additional resources of the JVS Scholarship Fund to help with your financial aid is often invaluable. Even if you don't obtain the JVS Scholarship Fund, try not to be upset, there are other scholarships and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

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