The Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program awards five different scholarships. See below for information on each scholarship and how to apply:
Eight need-based scholarships of $1000 are awarded every academic year through CSUN’s Financial Aid Scholarship office. All CSUN students are eligible who have taken or are currently enrolled in a Jewish Studies course (you do not need to be a JS Major or Minor) and who have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants agree to enroll in an additional Jewish Studies course in the year they receive the scholarship (fall or spring). Apply through CSUN Financial Aid by March 1, 2019.
The Jewish Studies Minor Award ($350) and the Modern Jewish Studies Major Award ($500) are given yearly to the senior Jewish Studies Minor and the senior Major with the highest academic achievement overall and in the Program. The winner should either have completed the degree or be making good progress towards completion. An award committee consisting of JS faculty determines the winners. Students who are recipients of CSUN Financial Aid receive this scholarship award directly to their CSUN Financial Account.
Students who complete the internship, offered twice yearly in the Service Learning 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 Financial Account. The course provides CSUN students with an 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.
The Jewish Vocational Services Scholarship for Jewish Students
The 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 $8.5 million to more than 4,600 financially challenged Jewish students from Los Angeles pursuing higher education.
The JVS Scholarship application is closed for the 2018–2019 academic year. The application will reopen January 1, 2019 for the 2019–2020 academic year.