Scholarship FAQs

Below are some of the most common questions that are asked about our scholarship process. If your question is not here, please contact scholarships@djcf.org or 214-615-9351 for assistance.

Application Process Questions | Transcript Questions

 

Application Process Questions

The DJCF/SWCF offers many different scholarships. The questions are designed to allow us to consider you for every scholarship for which you may be eligible. Therefore it is important that you answer all the questions. If you are unable to answer a question, put N/A.

Log into your application and it will show you what sections are completed and what, if any, still remain. You will receive verification after you click the submit button.

The essay is an important part of your scholarship application because it is the best way for the scholarship judges to get to know you. 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. Good writing is helpful, but you can make up for some writing challenges by crafting a thorough essay and carefully revising it before you submit it. Make sure that your essay preserves your anonymity.

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.

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. Please remember to exclude include your name or other personal information.

Yes. Some scholarships require a high GPA, but many require only a 3.0 or better.

Notification is in mid April of each year.

Our scholarships come from individuals or organizations who have established endowment funds (funds that continue forever) at our Foundations because they care deeply about helping students such as you go to college. The money does not come from the government.

You must complete a new application every year. All supporting documents must also be resent annually.

Contact us at scholarships@djcf.org before February 11, 2021.

Please contact scholarships@djcf.org.

 

Transcript Questions

Upload the transcript from your most recent semester completed.

An official school transcript is one that has the seal of the school or a signature of a school official. We can also accept it if it is mailed or emailed to us directly from a school official. An official transcript must have a signature and/or seal from the school. If the transcript is not signed, it is not official and your application will not be included for final committee review

If your school only mails official transcripts, upload your unofficial one as a placeholder to process your application, and have the official one sent to:

DJCF/SWCF
12700 Hillcrest Rd, Suite 201
Dallas, TX, 75230

Your official transcript must be received by February 11, 2021It is your responsibility to ensure our office receives an official transcript by February 11 for your application to be reviewed.

Your tax return does not need to be complete to receive a SAR.

 

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Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Byrna & Joe Funk Family Philanthropy Center
12700 Hillcrest Road, Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75230

E-mail: info@djcf.org
Phone: (214) 615-9351
Fax: (214) 363-5942