Scholarships and Loans

Scholarships & Educational Loans

We are proud to offer our neighbors scholarships to help them continue their education.

As part of our mission to give back to our community, JSSA offers financial support for our neighbors continuing their education. 

For more information and to apply, email scholarships@jssa.org

Scholarships for undergraduate students:

Morton A. Gibson Memorial Scholarship 

Administered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington 

Deadline: April 29, 2022 

Amount: $875 – $2500 

Application Requirements: 

  • Must be a high school senior 
  •  Must be a Jewish resident of the metropolitan Washington area 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or working towards citizenship 
  • Accepted into an accredited four-year undergraduate program on a full-time basis 
  • Completed significant volunteer services within the local Jewish community (in addition to high school graduation service requirements) 

Max and Emmy Dreyfuss Jewish Undergraduate Scholarship 

Deadline: April 29, 2022 

Amount: $1,500 – $4,000

Application Requirements: 

  • Must be a first-generation college student 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or working towards citizenship 
  • Accepted into an accredited four-year undergraduate program on a full-time basis 
  • NOTE: Cannot be used for community college or study abroad programs. 

JSSA Educational Scholarship 

Deadline: April 29, 2022 

Amount: $2,000 – $6,000 

Application Requirements: 

  • Must be a senior in a Montgomery County public high school 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or working towards citizenship 
  • Accepted into an accredited four-year undergraduate program, vocational school, or community college 
  • Note: Recipients are eligible for 1-2 years of funding 

Scholarships for graduate students:

Hyman P. Moldover Scholarship for Communal Service 

Deadline: April 29, 2022 

Amount: Up to $5,000 

Application Requirements: 

  • Must be a Jewish resident of the metropolitan Washington area 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or working towards citizenship 
  • Accepted into a full-time graduate program in Jewish communal service 
  • Intending to work professionally in the Jewish community upon graduation 

JSSA Scholarship for Graduate Students 

Deadline: April 29, 2022 

Amount: $1,000 – $3,000 

Application Requirements: 

  • Under the age of 30 
  • Must be a Montgomery County resident 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or working towards citizenship 
  • Accepted into an accredited graduate program 

Educational loans:

JSSA Educational Loan

Deadline: April 29, 2022 

Amount: Up to $2,000 

Application Requirements: 

  • Must be a Jewish resident of the metropolitan Washington area 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or working towards citizenship 
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or vocational training program in the U.S. 
  • Note: Recipients must sign a letter of agreement that stipulates the loan will be repaid starting with $50 payments three months after completing the degree. 

Scholarships for study in Israel:

Sahm/Goldman Scholarship 

Deadline: April 29, 2022 

Amount: $250 – $2,500 

Application Requirements: 

  • Must be a Jewish resident of the metropolitan Washington area 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or working towards citizenship 
  • Completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate study 
  • Studying or conducting significant research or career development in Israel. 
  • Note: Priority given to applicants traveling to Israel for the first time. 

Israel Experience Scholarships 

Merit-based funding for high school students is available through Israel Quest at the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning.