College Scholarship Application Process
In order to be eligible for a scholarship from the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation or one of its affiliates, you must be:
- A full time student attending school from the Fall of 2018 until the Spring of 2019.
- An American Citizen
If the above criterion describes you, AND you can ALSO say YES to at least ONE of the statements below, please fill out an application, as you qualify to apply for our scholarships. You must be able to answer YES to one of the statements below:
Applicant must complete and submit all forms located on below by February 1, 2018, by 12:00 noon CST. Only the student may fill out the forms.
Short Answer Questions: The scholarship application includes a select number of short answer essay questions to learn more about you.
All documents are to be uploaded on the link below and must be the official original documents (except for test scores screenshots). The documents will only be accepted electronically with your online application. Your most recent transcript must be official (with school seal and/or signature from school offical). Your test scores must include your full name but it can be a screenshot or photo that is uploaded. The Student Aid Report (SAR) is printed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and then uploaded. Only the first page of the SAR, which includes the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) and student's name, is needed.
Suggestions and Guidelines
- Your general information and questions on the application will be entered directly in the application portal.
- Your transcript and SAR need to be in a .pdf format. For more information about how to convert these documents to PDF files, please visit the Scholarship FAQ page.
- You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been submitted. Please contact us if you have any questions or issues.
Due to the number of applications, the essay will be 350 words or less. This is to help you identify the most important aspects that you would like the scholarship committee to know about you. Your scholarship essay should discuss yourself and your educational goals and should include personal information that you want to be considered by the scholarship selection committee when they evaluate your application. A strong essay will greatly improve your chances of receiving a scholarship. Most students feel some anxiety about writing essays, but the following tips can help you improve your score:
- The scholarship committee are volunteers who want to help improve the world we live in. They care about students, which is why they volunteer their time to read the applications. Tell them about who you are - your background, your struggles and past successes, your hopes, your educational and career goals and how a scholarship would help you to achieve them. And show them you will deserve the scholarship by taking the time to work on your essay.
- Please write thoughtfully. It is perfectly fine to talk about yourself and use pronouns like "I" and "my." However, this is still an essay, so treat it like something you might submit in an English class. Do not begin the essay with "Hi, my name is . . . ." This is not an appropriate beginning for an essay. Also, no personal information should be included.
- Be specific. If you want to "help people" someday, say how. What specific actions do you see yourself doing someday? If your family has had financial problems, provide some details. If you have participated in different volunteer or school organizations, write about what you specifically did in those organizations. Help the reader to see and feel your experiences and your goals.
- Structure your essay. Start with a good introduction and end with a strong conclusion. Re-read, revise, and proof your essay. Also run a spell check and have somebody else review it before you submit it.
After the deadline, there will be no corrections accepted. Please make sure to follow all directions the first time.
Document Checklist for Online Application:
- Completed application (all questions must be answered, if not applicable please put N/A).
- Current official transcript from the school with GPA on a 4.0 scale, converted by school if necessary.
- Verification of test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or GMAT) if not on your official transcript. You may provide a screenshot of your test scores which includes your full name.
- 2018-2019 Student Aid Report (SAR) is due February 1, 2018 by 12:00 noon CST. In order to obtain a SAR you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
We recommend you review the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
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