For the last five decades this unique program has provided scholarships to Jewish students in need, who are attending colleges, universities, and vocational schools across the United States and in Israel. It is a fantastic legacy of service to our diverse community. As the JVS Scholarship Program celebrates this major milestone, we want you to hear directly from those this program has served.

With Hanukkah right around the corner, it is an opportunity to reflect on the miraculous endurance of this program. In 1972, when 44 students received $25,000 to advance their educational and career goals, we lit a light together that still burns brightly today. Our 50th Anniversary show brings together multi-generational supporters and recipients and truly illuminates the impact of the JVS Scholarship Program.

Join us in supporting students in accessing higher education that places them on the pathway to prosperity. Your gifts have already helped send nearly 6,000 students to universities and colleges across the country and in Israel. The average law school student graduates with over $130,000 in student loan debt. The average medical school student graduates with $200,000 to $300,000 in debt. A JVS scholarship is a bridge of opportunity for Jewish students and their families who lack the means to carry this heavy burden. Our goal is to grow the Endowment so that we can help more scholars far into the future, and we cannot do that without your help.
Please join us in spreading the word about our upcoming scholarship application period which opens on the first of the year. This Hanukkah, your gift can help light the way, l’dor v’dor, from generation to generation for Jewish scholars across Southern California.

With every good wish.