JFS–David rubenstein
memorial Scholarship

Now Accepting Applications!

Application Deadline: March 15, 2016

2014 Rubenstein Scholarship Recipients


Scholarship Eligibility
Application Requirements
  • You are Jewish, and have beena legal and permanent resident of San Diego County for at least two years prior to submitting your application.
  • U.S. Citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident (green card).
  • Plan to attend school full-time at an approved college, university, technical, or vocational school in the United States in Fall 2016.
  • Minimum 2.5 or better GPA for High School Applicants.
  • Minimum 3.0 or better GPA (perterm) for College Applicants.
  • Demonstrated and Verifiable financial need including Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • Demonstrated financial contribution towards education (e.g. through part‑time work).
  • Completed application form.
  • Official high school or college transcripts.
  • Two current letters of recommendations (teacher, professor, counselor, employer, Rabbi).
  • Essay (500-1000 words); see guidelines and criteria for essay questions.
  • Personal interview with scholarship committee (new applicants only).
  • Federal 2015 tax returns (or 2014 if 2015 not yet available).
  • Financial aid award letter from the college listing all grants, loans, and outside awards you received, if you have received it by the application deadline.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Turner at (858) 637-3037 or jennifert@jfssd.org.

Dr. Robert Rubenstein, a generous member of our community, has established a scholarship program in memory of his son David, to offer financial assistance to students from the San Diego Jewish community who plan to attend college or a vocational school. The program annually grants between 15-20 scholarships of up to $2,500.

Schools attended by JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship recipients include: American Jewish University • Azusa Pacific • Berklee College of Music • Carnegie Mellon University • Chapman University • Claremont McKenna College • Golden State University Law School • Hebrew University College • National University • Pace University • Palomar City College • Paul Mitchell • Portland State University • San Diego City College • San Diego Flight Training International • San Diego State University • Santa Barbara City College • Stern Yeshiva University • Tuffs University • Tulane University • University of Arizona • University of California Berkley • University of California Davis • University of California Irvine • University of California San Diego • University of California Santa Barbara • University of California Santa Cruz • University of California, Los Angeles • University of Oregon • University of Redlands • University of San Diego • University of Southern California • University of Washington

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