JFSA Empowering Youth: College Financial Aid Program

JFSA administers scholarships, grants, and interest-free loans to students in the greater Cleveland area enrolled in accredited institutions of higher education.
Scholarships are awarded in competition with other students who have met application requirements. Some scholarships are renewable. Grants and loans are based on need and available funds. Funds may be used toward tuition and education fees. All students must reapply each year.

Jessica Rosenblitt, Manager of Scholarships and Financial Aid

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES*
• High school senior, college undergraduate, or graduate student who identifies as Jewish
• Full time student
• Attending an accredited 4-year college (no online programs)
• Resident of Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Geauga, Medina, Lorain or Lake counties
• Has applied to or exhausted other sources and still needs additional finances to complete education
• Family gross income less than $170,000 (Applicants with family income of $150,000- $170,000 will be considered if funds remain available)
• 2.5 GPA minimum

*Eligibility guidelines vary by individual scholarship.

APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Visit jfsa-cleveland.org/cfap and click on the application link, which will connect you to the AwardSpring financial aid application.
2. Answer the series of questions provided which will determine what type of funding is available to you.
3. Submit necessary documents such as your transcript, ACT/SAT scores, and tax documents. You can scan these documents and upload them to the AwardSpring website.
4. Pay the application fee of $52 immediately after submitting your application online. Your application is not complete until the application fee is paid.
5. All new applicants will have the opportunity for a personal interview with a program manager.

Application deadlines are listed online at jfsa-cleveland.org, along with a list of available scholarships.