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A program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and administered by JFCS.

The 2019-2020 application is open!

The application is open until February 12, 2019.
Apply today if you are a Jewish high school senior or student enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or technical school with demonstrated financial need with residency in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington or Westmoreland county.
Follow the steps below and apply early.

The 2019-2020 application is open!

The application is open until February 12, 2019.
Apply today if you are a Jewish high school senior or student enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or technical school with demonstrated financial need with residency in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington or Westmoreland county.
Follow the steps below and apply early.

Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh

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
Klee Fund

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

  • Any Jewish high school senior or those enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or technical school with financial need who are bona fide residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties for 2+ years are eligible to apply.
  • Residency of dependent students is determined by the residency of their parents.
  • Students who move to our geographical area to attend school must live here for two years as an independent.
  • Residents of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer or Venango counties are only eligible to apply for the Sarah and Tena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship. ** this fund is extremely competitive **
  • Residents of Lawrence County: If your parents/grandparents are/were members of Temple Hadar Israel in New Castle, you may be eligible to apply for the Marianne Hess Scholarship Endowment Fund.

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 students apply 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 2018 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.

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