The Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh (JSS), formerly Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service, of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh provides need-based scholarships to qualified students in the Greater Pittsburgh area. This program is administered by Jewish Family and Community Services. These funds are made available through the generosity of families who have established endowments through the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Women International of Pittsburgh (formerly B’nai B’rith Women), National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Home for Babies and Children, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and Rodef Shalom Congregation.
All scholarships are distributed on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Depending on the scholarship fund, factors such as academic achievement, field of study, school attending, and Jewish and general community involvement will also be considered. In addition, the applicant must be Jewish, reside in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Beaver, Butler or Washington County, and need financial assistance to attend an accredited institution of higher education as either an undergraduate or graduate student.
The 2019-2020 JSS online application is available at jfcspgh.org/scholarships. All applications are due February 12, 2019.
First-time applicants must be interviewed. All applications should be submitted as early as possible to ensure processing.
CONTACT PERSON: Alayne Lowenberger, Director
Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Jewish Family & Children’s Services
5743 Bartlett Street · Pittsburgh, PA 15217