Admissions 100: College Cash

1. Scholarships & Grants

The JVS Scholarship Loan Program of the Jewish Vocational Service Agency offers interest-free, need-based loans up to $5,000/year to Jewish residents of Metro West New Jersey.

The JCCs of North America Graduate Scholarship Program offers full-time students majoring in select subjects up to $20,000 if they agree to work for two years at a JCC after graduation.

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America offers $500–$1,000 grants to high school seniors who are direct descendants of members.

Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service (UJF and JF&CS of Pittsburgh) offers $1,000–$3,000 need-based scholarships to Western Pennsylvania residents.

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation offers $300–$5,000 need-based scholarships primarily to students from the Greater Dallas area.

The Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington offers $1,000–$6,000 scholarships and loans to Jewish residents of metropolitan Washington, DC.

The Jewish Family Service Association offers need-based funds up to $4,000/year to Jewish residents in Greater Cleveland.

The Jewish Vocational Service Agency of Los Angeles offers need-based scholarships of up to $5,000/year to Jewish residents of Los Angeles County. 

2. Lower Cost Loans

The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) provides interest-free, need-based “last-dollar” loans to Jewish students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Member organizations of the International Association of Hebrew Free Loans offer interest-free, need-based loans. 


Union for Reform Judaism.