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Application Guidelines

Carefully review all eligibility requirements. Please only apply if you meet them all. 

Complete and submit the application online NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 15, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 


  • You are a leader, actively participate in community service, and are committed to the Jewish community of Los Angeles. 
  • You have a minimum 3.5 GPA. 
  • You have a demonstrated financial need. 
  • You are a Jewish graduating senior who will be a freshman at an accredited four-year college/university in 2024-2025. 
  • You are a legal resident of Los Angeles County for a minimum of three years as of September 2024. 
  • Your parent(s)/guardian(s) are also permanent residents of Los Angeles. 
  1. Go to to log in or register to create an account 
  2. While registering, select “Scholarship Applicant” in the section labeled “Portal Access” and fill in all the remaining boxes. 
  3. Once registered or logged in, click the “Scholarship Applicant” tab at the top, where you’ll see the “Brawerman Fellowship Application 2024” link. 
  1. Names, dates, hours per week/weeks per year, positions, descriptions of your Extracurricular School Activities, Jewish Communal Activities, Community Activities, Paid Work Experience, and Academic Awards/Honors.
  2. 2023 income information for you and your parent(s)/guardian(s), including but not limited to:
    Annual Gross Income
    Social Security
    Rental Income
    Worker’s Comp/Disability
    VA Benefits
  3. The value of all your and your parents’ assets, including but not limited to:
    Bank Accounts
    Real Estate Equity
    Mortgage Balance
  4. A copy of the 2024-2025 Cost of Attendance. You can find this from your school’s Financial Aid office or website. If the 2024-2025 budget is not available, use the 2023-2024 budget. If you are not sure which school you will be attending, submit the information for your first-choice school.
  5. A list of projected resources, including but not limited to:
    Federal Aid (Pell Grant)
    State Aid (Cal Grant)
    529 College Savings Plan
  6. A copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR), which you will receive after filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must fill out a 2024-2025 FAFSA to apply for the fellowship. For more information, go to: After submitting your FAFSA, download and print a PDF version of your SAR from the FAFSA website. Please make sure that you are downloading a copy of your SAR and not a copy of your application information. In order to complete the Brawerman Fellowship application, you will need your Student Aid Index (SAI), which can be found on the SAR. File your FAFSA as soon as possible. You will be able to work on this application prior to filing your FAFSA. Just make sure you return to this application with the required information from your FAFSA prior to the deadline.
  7. A copy of your financial aid award letter for 2024-2025 (if available).
  8. We understand that at times you can only provide estimates for certain items on the application and/or action from a school or funding source is still pending. Where this is the case, include estimated figures; do not leave any sections blank.

In addition to filling out your online application, you must download and submit the following supplemental material by FEBRUARY 15, 2024. 

  1. A copy of your academic transcripts
  2. Your 2023 Income Tax Return (if applicable)
  3. Your parents’/guardians’ 2023 Income Tax Return(s). If your parents are divorced, income tax forms from both parents are required. If your and your parents’ 2023 tax returns can’t be filed by the February 15 deadline, you may submit your 2022 Federal Tax Return. If you become a Finalist, you will be required to submit your 2023 Federal Tax Return by April 12, 2023.
  4. A copy of your acceptance letter from the school that you plan to attend in the Fall of 2024 (if available).
  5. A copy of your School Financial Aid Award Notice (if available).
  6. A copy of your completed 2024-2025 Student Aid Report (SAR) (all sections).
  7. A copy of the student’s Anticipated Budget provided by the school that you plan to attend in the fall of 2024. The school’s Financial Aid Office or website has this info. If you are not sure what school you will be attending in the fall, submit the information of your first-choice school. If the 2024-2025 budget is not available, submit the 2023-2024 budget.
  8. Proof of permanent U.S. residency if born outside the United States (a copy of your green card or U.S. Passport).

If some of the required material is currently unavailable (tax returns and acceptance letters), you will be required to provide them by April 12, 2024, if you are selected as a finalist. 

Mistakes happen. If you have submitted incorrect information that you would like to amend, please e-mail with your full name and the items you’d like to correct. 

In addition to the online application, two letters of reference are required from the following sources: one from a current/past school professional (teacher or advisor) and one from a community leader (clergy, supervisor from volunteer/work position, youth group advisor, camp director, etc.). 

The letter of reference form can be found here

Please provide the link to those writing your letters of reference. If they have any questions, please have them email or call (323) 761-8116 


Finalists will be notified in the beginning of April. If you advance to this step, you will be required to attend an in-person interview at The Jewish Federation on the evenings of April 16 & April 17, 2024. You will also need to submit your 2023 Federal Tax Returns, financial aid award letters, and acceptance letters by April 12, 2024. Failure to do so may disqualify you.