About the Scholarship

The Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship is awarded by the Jewish Vocational Service, whose mission is to empower individuals to realize their dignity and economic freedom via long-lasting employment.

The Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship provides eligible Jewish students who reside primarily in the Greater Los Angeles area, with need-based financial aid. The Scholarship program has a strong belief that education represents the first step to the success of their career.


How to Apply?

The following contents need to be submitted in order to apply for the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship:

  • The applicant's completed copy of the application, which can be found online on the official website of Jewish Vocational Services
  • A copy of the applicant's official transcript
  • A letter of recommendation by one of the applicant's school-professional or employer
  • A copy of the applicant's or parent's/guardian's most recent Federal Tax Return
  • A copy of the applicant's most recent Student Aid Report (SAR), which can be obtained by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • A copy of the applicant's 'Declaration of Legal Domicile/Certification' application

All of the above-mentioned contents must be mailed and postmarked by the applicant on or before the deadline date as one package.


Scholarship Amount

The Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship provides non-guaranteed monetary amounts stretching from $1000 - $5000.

The renewability of the scholarships depends upon the applicant's re-application and re-qualification for the scholarship.

The no. of award-recipients and the scholarship guarantee depends on the no. of applicants meeting the eligibility requirements.


Deadline Information

The required contents must be mailed and postmarked by the applicant on or before the deadline date of 19th March as one package.


Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to apply for the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship are:

  • The applicant must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student at the time of application.

  • The applicant must be a resident of Los Angeles County, California.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • The applicant must be Jewish.

  • The applicant must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

  • The applicant must plan to attend full time (a minimum of 12 units per term) at an approved college or vocational school in the U.S.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. student.


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