JVS Scholarship Program

Scholarship Description

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 over $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.

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, four-year colleges, universities and graduate schools in California and across the country.


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)

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 2,000

Max Award: 10,000

Deadline: 2018-03-31


Sponsoring Organization Jewish Vocational Service
6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact Person: Patricia Sills Scholarship Program Manager

Phone: (323) 761-8888 ext. 8868

Fax: (323) 761-8580