The final decision on your candidacy will be based on your ability to fully participate in the program, which includes attending all annual program activities (described above). You must maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout your undergraduate studies. Full receipt of your scholarship award will be contingent on your complete participation in the program.
When filling out the online application you will be asked to download the following documents:
High School Transcript
Your 2022 Income Tax Return (if applicable)
Parents’/Guardians’ 2022 Income Tax Return(s). If parents are divorced, income tax forms from both parents are required. If the student’s or parents’/guardians’ 2022 Income Tax Return is not complete at this time, please upload your 2021 Income Tax Return. You will be asked to submit your 2022 Income Tax Return by April 14, 2023 if you become a Finalist.
A copy of the letter of acceptance from the school that you plan to attend in Fall 2023 (if available). If you become a Finalist, you will be asked for copies of your acceptance letters prior to your interview if it is not available at this time.
A copy of the School Financial Aid Award Notice (if available).
A copy of the Student’s Anticipated Budget provided by the school that you plan to attend in the Fall of 2023. This can be obtained from the school’s Financial Aid Office. If you are not sure what school you will attend, submit information from your first-choice school.
A copy of the college scholarship services student aid report (SAR). This is the form that you received after filling out your FAFSA. For more information about the FAFSA, please go to https://fafsa.ed.gov.
Proof of permanent U.S. residency if born outside of the United States (copy of your green card or U.S. passport).
Yes, two letters of recommendation must be submitted, one from a school counselor or teacher, and one from a leader in the community (supervisor of a volunteer position, clergy, youth group advisor, etc).
Yes. You must plan to attend full-time (12 units/credits minimum per term) at a 4-year accredited college or university in the U.S. during the 2023-2024 academic year. Also, you are required to attend school in person, not online.
Yes. You are eligible to apply if you don’t know what school you will be attending in the fall of 2023. Please fill out the application to the best of your ability with your first-choice school. If you are chosen as a Finalist, you will be asked which school(s) accepted you.
Your family must file a 2022 tax return to be eligible for this Fellowship. If a 2022 tax return is not available, please submit your family’s 2021 tax return. You will be asked to submit your 2022 tax return by April 14, 2023 if you are selected as a Finalist.
Describe how your participation in community service has played a part in your life. How has it influenced you as a person and a leader? What role has being Jewish played in shaping you as an individual? How do you plan to be involved in the Jewish community during college?