Jewish Scholarships 2020/2021 International Students Portal Updates.
Jewish Scholarships: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles addresses the greatest challenges of Jewish life locally and globally. In today’s complicated world, thank s to you, The Jewish Federation help the most vulnerable and ensure the Jewish future for generations to come.
Based on Jewish values, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes and leads the community and leverages its resources to assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, care for Jews in need here and abroad, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with our local, national, and international partners.
The Geri & Richard Brawerman Leadership Institute was established through a multi-million dollar gift from community leader Geri Brawerman on behalf of herself and her late husband Richard, making it possible for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles to develop and sustain a talent pool of engaged Jewish young leaders in perpetuity.
The Brawerman Fellowship, we develop and sustain a talent pool of Jewish young leaders for our community in perpetuity. The Fellowship provides an annual $10,000 college scholarship — a total of $40,000 over four years — and participation in a larger program that builds leadership skills and further strengthens Fellows’ connection to Jewish life through retreats, a trip to Israel, and other overseas opportunities.
- You must have a record of leadership, be an active participant in community service, and have a commitment to the Jewish community of Los Angeles.
- You must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (unweighted).
- You must demonstrate financial need.
- You as an applicant must be a Jewish graduating senior who will be a freshman at an accredited four-year college/university in the 2020/2021 academic year.
- The applicant must be a legal resident of Los Angeles County for a minimum of three years as of September 2020.
- The applicant’s parent(s) must be permanent residents of Los Angeles.
Requirements for Application
Detailed information (name, date, hours per week/weeks per year, position, description) your Extracurricular School Activities, Jewish Communal Activities, Community Activities, Paid Work Experience, and Academic Awards/Honors.
- Your 2020 income information, and that of your parents
- Annual Gross Income
- Social Security
- Rental Income
- Worker’s Comp/Disability
- VA Benefits
- The value of all your assets, and that of your parents.
- Bank Accounts
- Real Estate Equity
- Mortgage Balance
A copy of the 2020-2021 Cost of Attendance is required. The Cost of Attendance budget can be obtained from your school’s Financial Aid office or website. If the 2020-2021 budgets is not available, use the 2019-2020 budget. If you are not sure what school you will be attending, submit the information for your first choice of school.
A list of projected resources, including but not limited to:
- Federal Aid (Pell Grant)
- State Aid (Cal Grant)
- 529 College Savings Plan
A copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR), which you will receive after filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In order to apply for this fellowship, you are required to fill out a 2020-2021 FAFSA. After filing your FAFSA, you may download and print a PDF version of your SAR from the FAFSA website.
Please make sure that you are downloading a copy of your SAR and not a copy of your application information. In order to complete the Brawerman Fellowship application, you will need your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which can be found on the SAR. File your FAFSA as soon as possible.
You will be able to work on this application prior to filing your FAFSA. Just make sure you return to this application with the required information from your FAFSA prior to the deadline.
A copy of your financial aid award letter for 2020-2021.
We understand that at times you can only provide estimates in responding to certain items on the application and/or action from a school or funding source is still pending. Where this is so, include estimated figures – do not leave blank.
Submit: After you have entered all of the data requested in the application, click “Submit” on the bottom of the final page.
In addition to filling out your online application, you must download the following supplemental material and submit your full application by February 19, 2020.
- A copy of the student’s academic transcripts
- Student’s 2019 Income Tax Return (if applicable)
Your Parents’ 2019 Income Tax Return(s). If your parents are divorced, income tax forms from both parents are required. If by the February 19th deadline your 2019 tax returns and that of your parents’ tax returns can’t be filed, then you may submit your 2018 Federal Tax Return. If you become a Brawerman Fellow finalist, you will be required to submit your 2019 Federal Tax Return by April 8, 2020.
- A copy of your acceptance letter from the school that you plan to attend in the Fall of 2020 (if available).
- A copy of your School Financial Aid Award Notice (if available) will be needed.
- A copy of your completed 2019-2020 Student Aid Report (SAR) (all sections)will be required.
A copy of the student’s Anticipated Budget provided by the school that you plan to attend in the Fall of 2020. This can be obtained from the school’s Financial Aid Office or website. If you are not sure what school you will be attending in the fall, submit the information of your first choice of school. If the 2020-2021 budget is not available, submit the 2019-2020 budget of your first choice of school.
Evidence of permanent U.S. residency, if born outside the United States (a copy of your green card or U.S. Passport), will be presented.
If some of the required material is currently unavailable (tax returns, financial aid award letters, and acceptance letters), you will be required to provide them by April 8, 2020, if you are selected as a Brawerman finalist.
If you realize that you have made a mistake and submitted incorrect information in your application that you would like to amend, please e-mail [email protected] with your full name and correction.
Letters of Recommendation
In addition to the online application, you will be required to obtain two reference letters from the following sources: one from a current/past school professional (teacher or advisor) and one from a community leader (clergy, a supervisor from volunteer/work position, youth group advisor, camp director, etc.).
You will need to provide a link to the person writing your letter of reference. If they have any questions, they can e-mail [email protected]
You will be notified at the beginning of April if you become a Brawerman Fellow Finalist. If you are a finalist, you will be required to attend an in-person interview that will take place during the second week of April 2020. You will also be required to submit your 2019 Federal Tax Returns, financial aid award letters, and acceptance letters by April 8, 2020. Failure to do so may disqualify you.
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