A program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and administered by JFCS.
Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh coordinates the efforts of a group of organizations, agencies and scholarship endowment funds that provide scholarships to local Jewish students enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education. JSS provides financial support to as many eligible students in our community as possible. Demonstrated financial need is a primary criterion in evaluating applicants. Financial information is considered along with other pertinent facts such as family size and the number of children/siblings in college. While we generally do not assist students with family incomes in excess of $110,000 or who have investable assets of more than $250,000, exceptions may be made when there are extenuating family circumstances, at the discretion of the JSS committee.
JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PITTSBURGH
JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Alpha Epsilon Phi Pittsburgh Alumnae Association Scholarship Endowment Fund
Sarah Barnblatt Scholarship Endowment Fund
Herbert I. Brody Scholarship Endowment Fund
Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service Scholarship Fund
Fannie, Morris & Mary Echelman Scholarship Endowment Fund
Gladys Edelstein Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
Saul & Yetta Elinoff Scholarship Endowment Fund
Myrtle M. Fisher Scholarship Endowment Fund
Emanuel and Edith Fishkin College Scholarship Fund
Louis L. Friedman Endowment Fund
Herbert S. Green Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
Phyllis & Mayer A. Green Scholarship Endowment Fund
Mary Unikel Hedeman Scholarship Endowment Fund
Marianne Hess Scholarship Endowment Fund
Rosella B. Horvitz Scholarship Fund
Jewish Home for Babies & Children Fund
Hannah & Marvin Kamin Scholarship Endowment Fund
Edgar T. Keane Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
Lyubor Nimax Scholarship Endowment Fund
Louis & Dorothy Mallet Memorial Scholarship Fund
Benjamin and Dorothy Melnick Scholarship Endowment Fund
Dr. Bernard and Pauline Michaels Scholarship Endowment Fund
Bernard & Ravenna Palkovitz Miller Scholarship Endowment Fund
Phi Epsilon Pi Scholarship Endowment Fund
A.Z. & Fanny Alpern Pittler Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
Raizman Family Scholarship Endowment Fund
Morris & Nettie Rosen Scholarship Endowment Fund
Dr. Theodore B. Rosenthal Scholarship Endowment Fund
Bess & Meyer Silberstein Educational Endowment Fund
Anna Tisherman Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
United Jewish Federation Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund
FUNDS ADMINISTERED BY THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION
The Abe & Jean Comensky Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sigmund Falk Scholarship Fund
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL OF PITTSBURGH
Benjamin & Ida Mann Scholarship
Andrew and Irene Marchbein Grant
RODEF SHALOM PHILANTHROPIC AND EDUCATION FUND
BEATRICE SCHUTTE FOUNDATION FUND
SARAH & TENA GOLDSTEIN MEMORIAL FUND OF JEWISH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES OF PITTSBURGH
THE AMDURSKY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
THE JACOB ARONSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN, PITTSBURGH SECTION
Doris S. Balter Scholarship Fund
Marjorie S. Balter Scholarship Fund
Dr. Paul S. & Gertrude F. Caplan Scholarship Fund
Philip & Miriam Ellovich Scholarship Fund
Josephine & Samuel Feldman Scholarship Fund
Lawrence W. Frank Memorial Fund
Norman & Tillie Grotstein Scholarship Fund
Susan & Barney Guttman Family Scholarship Fund
Krasik Family Scholarship Fund
Jack & Estelle Kruman and Family Scholarship Fund
Sylvan B. Libson Scholarship Fund
Jerome & Ruth Lieber Scholarship Fund
Jack & Mathilda Mendelbaum & Family Scholarship Fund
Rachel F. & Irwin W. Porter Scholarship Fund
Martha Rosen Scholarship Fund
Florence & Frank Sklar Scholarship Fund
Regina & Ernest Stern Scholarship Fund
Joel B. Strauss Scholarship Fund
Madelain & Herbert R. Tauberg Scholarship Fund
Steven B. Whitman Memorial Fund
Jill Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund
NCJW Post Secondary Education Fund
COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS & FUNDS
The Minnie Hyman Scholarship Fund
Hebrew Free Loan Association
Ladies Hospital Aid Society of Western Pennsylvania
All funding sources require students to demonstrate financial need. Depending on the scholarship fund, factors such as academic achievement, field of study, school attending and Jewish and general community involvement will also be considered.
When a student applies for aid, the scholarship committee matches the students with the funding source or sources for which they qualify. All information provided to JSS is treated confidentially and is used to process applications, distribute grants and to collect on previous loans. Individuals are known by number, not name, to ensure confidentiality.
There are several steps to applying. We recommend that you read all of the instructions and gather the materials that you will need before beginning the online application process.
Supporting documentation, such as the Student Aid Report (SAR) and federal tax returns, must be submitted at different times during the application process. You do not have to be accepted to a school in order to apply. You do not have to have your 2017 tax forms completed in order to apply. Use estimated figures in the income and tax questions. You will, however, be required to submit your final tax forms by the date listed in the deadline checklist.
Application may be made online only. All first-time applicants must be interviewed by the JSS staff.
Step 1: Read the application overview and instructions here.
Step 2: First-time applicants must be interviewed. Click here for instructions.
Step 3: Fill out the online application here. **turn off popup blocker
Step 4: Submit supporting documentation by designated dates. Click here.
Step 5: Print deadline checklist. Click here.
Note: Each applicant must have a unique email address in order to apply. A family with multiple members applying may not use the same email address for all applicants.