The JSS helps Jewish high school seniors or students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or technical school with demonstrated financial need. Eligible applicants must be bona fide residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland counties for 2+ years (residents of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer, or Venango counties are only eligible to apply for the Sarah and Tena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship). The residency of dependent students is determined by the residency of their parents. Graduate students are encouraged to apply and are assessed independently.
Students who move to our geographical area to attend school must live here for two years as an independent.
JSS follows FAFSA rules in defining “independent” students. All first-time applicants must be interviewed by the JSS staff. Applicants will be required to complete a FAFSA, provide information regarding their household financial income, sibling/child information, education resources (including all scholarships and grants received outside of JSS), family activities, and any extenuating circumstances.