Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program


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The Jewish Studies Program awards scholarships! See below for information on each scholarship and how to apply:

Tuition Scholarships

Did you know you could be eligible for a $1000 scholarship for taking Jewish studies courses? Eight need-based scholarships of $1000 are awarded every academic year through CSUN’s Financial Aid Scholarship office. All CSUN undergraduates are eligible who have taken or are currently enrolled in a Jewish Studies course and who have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher. You don’t have to be a major or minor, although we’d love it if you became one! Applicants agree to enroll in an additional Jewish Studies course in the year they receive the scholarship (fall or spring). After you apply for Financial Aid for the 2022-2023 academic year, you may apply for this scholarship until May 20, 2022. Go to the “Sign In” button on the upper right of the screen and log in and apply. The system will prompt you to complete a general application and then you will be able to apply for the Jewish Studies scholarship.  

Internship Stipends

The Jewish Studies Program offers a great opportunity to earn not only course credit for an internship in a non-profit Jewish agency, but a $1000 stipend for completing the internship too! Students who complete the internship as part of the Nonprofit Internship in the Jewish Community (JS 390cs) course are awarded a $1000 scholarship upon successful completion of the course. Students who are recipients of CSUN Financial Aid receive this scholarship award directly to their CSUN Student Account. This course provides an amazing opportunity for civic engagement and work experience in the non-profit social welfare and political action sector of the Los Angeles Jewish community. The course is open to upper-division students of all religious and ethnic backgrounds, and all Majors and Minors, with permission of the instructor. Contact Professor Melissa Weininger,, for more information. She’d love to hear from you!

The Jewish Vocational Services Scholarship for Jewish Students

Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) offers need-based scholarships for college and graduate school for Jewish students who are permanent residents of Los Angeles County. Since 1972, Jewish Vocational Service has awarded over $9.2 million to more than 4,900 financially challenged Jewish students from Los Angeles pursuing higher education. More information is available at