Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund College Scholarship

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund College Scholarship

The Federation’s College Scholarship program is a conduit for students seeking financial aid to attend undergraduate or graduate programs at accredited nonprofit colleges or universities. Completing one application will grant students consideration for up to 12 different scholarships. Many scholarships are renewable, providing the consistent support necessary for a student to succeed in college.

The Federation provides scholarships for students to attend undergraduate or graduate programs at accredited non profit colleges or universities. Scholarships are granted based on both merit and financial need and are intended to be “last resort” funding to supplement student and family contributions, as well as other financial aid, grants, and awards.

• Most (but not all) scholarships are for Jewish students from the Federation’s service area, which includes the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, Napa, and Sonoma, to attend an undergraduate program based on a combination of need and merit. There are exceptions, so please see the detailed eligibility requirements below.
• Applicants may be eligible for more than one scholarship and may receive more than one award.
• Applicants will be automatically considered for the scholarships for which they are eligible. Applicants need only to submit one application to be considered for multiple scholarships.
• Previous recipients may apply for a renewal each year, as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria and the fund allows for renewals. Renewals are not guaranteed. If a student is applying for a renewal, they may not apply for a new scholarship.
• Scholarships are for full-time students only, enrolled in 12-plus units per quarter/semester.

• Cumulative transcripts for college or high school.
• Short answer and essay responses.
• Two letters of recommendation. You will designate your references in the application and they will be prompted by email to submit a recommendation letter on your behalf. References cannot be a member of your family.
• The first page of your or your family’s federal tax return in the most recent year available.
• Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
• Financial aid award letter from the college, listing all grants, loans, and outside awards you received, if you have received it by the application deadline. If this is not available before the application is submitted, you will need to upload these to your application or provide them to the scholarship administrator upon receipt.

To learn more about these scholarships and the application process please visit their website at or click on the visit button below.

Awards: Varies
Deadline: March 31, 2021