Applying for Scholarships

The JCF proudly offers Scholarship Awards to the SNJ community.

The deadline to apply for the 2022 JCF Scholarship Awards Cycle has passed.

Please check back in late December 2022 for information about the 2023 awards cycle and application deadline information. Thank you for your interest. 

Background about JCF Scholarship Awards

  • Creation of Awards: Generous individuals, families, and organizations created endowment funds with the JCF to spin off annual financial awards every year to benefit many future generations of local scholars.

  • Eligibility: JCF Scholarship Awards are available for all higher education (post high school) students enrolled in full-time studies for the Fall 2022.

  • Award Process:

    1. Applicants must submit an application by the deadline. Please see below for the award criteria, the Scholarship Application, and Applicant Information Form. 

    2. A volunteer committee reviews all applications to determine which applicant(s) best exemplify each available award.

    3. Results are announced in May 2022.

    4. A special reception will be held in June 2022 for awardees and their immediate families.

    5. Applicants have up to one year to use their awards. In certain extenuating circumstances, an awardee may request a time extension, which would then need to be approved by the committee.

Who May Apply for JCF Scholarship Awards?

  • Local Residents: An applicant's home residence must be in Burlington, Camden, or Gloucester County in Southern New Jersey (exception: JWV Post 126 Award, where the applicant may live outside of the tri-county area, but is a child or grandchild of a JWV Post 126 member in good standing). Applicants may attend a higher education program outside of the tri-county area. Please contact us with any concerns regarding residency. 

  • Candidates Per Award Criteria: To determine which award(s) to apply for, a prospective applicant should review each award's criteria, and apply accordingly. Note that criteria can vary per award based on such requirements as an applicant's age, merit vs. financial need, gender, etc. Most, but not all, awards are for applicants of Jewish faith. An applicant may apply to multiple awards each year.

  • Reapplying: Applicants may reapply in subsequent years to any JCF award for which they qualify, regardless of whether they received an award previously or did not..

Ready to Apply? Start Here:

 

Below are the steps to take to apply. For any further assistance, please contact the JCF at 856-673-2528.

1. Review Award Criteria:

 

2. Complete the Application: 

 

  • Download and complete the JCF Scholarship Award Application. This application is required for all applicants.

  • Gather other required documents such as personal essays, transcripts, and letters of recommendation as required for each award. (Note: if applying for multiple awards that ask for the same documents, you need not submit the same documents twice.)

  • 2022 SAT/ACT Update: Many high school students have not been taking the SAT or ACT tests. If you have not taken either of these tests, you may still apply. On the application, you may put N/A in the spaces if you did not take the tests.

3. Submit Your Application and Documents

  • Once you complete the JCF Scholarship Award Application, complete the brief Applicant Information Form at the bottom of this page. This form is required for all applicants. 

  • While completing the Applicant Information Form you may upload your application and other accompanying documents (preferred), or submit them via email or via mail. We recognize that emailing or mailing all or part of an application (transcripts, for example) may be necessary, but it is important for us to know to expect them, as outlined in this Form. Any documents may be emailed to infojcf@jfedsnj.org or mailed to:

JCF, Inc.

Attn: Scholarship Committee

1301 Springdale Rd., Suite 200

Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Once completed, the JCF may contact you if any questions arise about your application, otherwise each applicant will hear from us regarding award results in May. 

If you received a JCF Scholarship Award, please fill out our Award Disbursement Request Form in order for us to process your award check correctly. 

Please review the following descriptions of all available JCF Scholarship Awards.

Each applicant may apply to any award for which he or she is qualified.

Thank you and best of luck!

About JCF Scholarship Awards