The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and Southwest Community Foundation provide college scholarships to eligible students as well as a variety of specialty scholarships. High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students of any and all faiths are encouraged to apply.
More than 50 college scholarships are awarded each year based on financial need, academic merit, involvement in extracurricular activities and/or community service. Scholarships range from $500.00 to $5,400.00, with most allowing study at the college or university of the recipient's choice. In addition to general scholarships, there are specific scholarships for those studying the following fields; medicine, law, education, fashion merchandising, and Jewish studies. Even scholarships for students of the University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Southern Methodist University.
Because our scholarships come from individuals or organizations who have established endowment funds (funds that continue forever) at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, who care deeply about helping students attend college, only a single, universal scholarship application is needed to be considered for the myriad of scholarships since questions are designed to allow each applicant to be considered for every scholarship for which he/she may be eligible.
First, to be considered, your application and all supportin…
Overnight Jewish Camp Scholarship
Essie and Reuben Rosenbloom Jewish Overnight Camping Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
This special, need-based scholarship assists Dallas Jewish children entering grades 3-8 next fall who otherwise would not have an opportunity to attend Jewish overnight camps. Since the creation of this fund, over 300 campers from Dallas, Denton and Collin counties have been able to attend camp.
To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, a family must demonstrate financial need and the eligible camp must be a nonprofit overnight residential camp affiliated with a Jewish organization in the United States. We welcome all applicants who fit the need, age criteria and eligibility requirement. Repeat applicants will be considered, with priority given to first time campers.
The unique feature of this scholarship fund is both the applicants AND the review committee are anonymous. The committee reviews the applications only after all personal information has been redacted while members of the committee are known only by a select group of DJCF staff members. Even the DJCF Chairman of the Board does not know who the committee members are! This high level of confidentiality ensures the families maintain their pride while requesting scholarship assistance.
The application must include the following:
The first page of the most recent 1040 (2018, 2019 or Estimated 2019) for the household(s), scanned and emailed with the application.
If you request assistance from your syna…
New IRS DAF Rules
We want to bring your attention to operational changes to our grant process from a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). The Internal Revenue Service has issued new rules which change two types of grants from a DAF.
Fund for First Responders
Established as a way to show support and gratitude after the tragic shooting of five heroic officers in 2016, the First Responders Appreciation Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is the eternal reminder to never forget and always thank those who dutifully work through moments and occasions, allowing the rest of us to live without worry.
Guided by our faith and traditions, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation seeks to improve our community and the world by empowering the philanthropic vision and passions of our fundholders and community partners.