List of Available College Scholarships

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation College Scholarship Program has grown over the years. Currently there are 41 different funds from the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and the Southwest Community Foundation that can award more than 60 scholarships in 2021. The scholarships were created by fundholders who established endowment funds (funds that continue forever) because they care deeply about helping students attend college.

Below are the many scholarships available. The application form will ask questions to determine which scholarships a student qualifies for so that students need to submit only one application.


Farra Julianne Bloom Memorial Endowment Fund Benefiting Children of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1994

Established in memory of Farra Julianne Bloom by her family to honor the love Farra had for children and her work at Camp Chai. The recipient of this award worked as a counselor at Camp Chai the preceding summer.

Award Amount: $2,300.00
Education Level: Undergraduate Students

Barbara Kay Levy Calick Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2005

This scholarship was established in loving memory of their daughter, Barbara Kay Levy Calick, Walter J. Levy and the late Hilma B. Levy. This fund assists with the costs of technical or trade training, or higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Award Amount: $1,800.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Central American Immigrant Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2018

The Central American Immigrant Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation will help Central American immigrants, who have achieved legal status in the US, attend college. First priority will be given to immigrants who have achieved legal status as a result of legal proceedings for asylum or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status filed by Foley Gardere, formally known as Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. Second Priority is for immigrants residing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area who achieved legal status as a result of asylum or SIJS proceedings.

Award Amount: 2 awards of $1,350.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2020

Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust has established this scholarship as a legacy in honor of Dorace and Morton Fichtenbaum and their lifelong commitment to the local community. This scholarship will support doctoral or masters students conducting extensive research on special education for children and studying within the state of Texas.

Award Amount: 2 Awards of $10,000.00
Education Level: Doctoral and Masters Students

Louise Gartner Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2020

Gigi Gartner established an endowed scholarship fund to honor her late mother Louise Gartner’s legacy of giving back to the community and lifelong passion for health and nutrition. Students must major or minor in nutrition, holistic medicine, or closely related nutrition-based program.

Award Amount: $1,000.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Frank Gilford Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1982

Established in memory of Frank Gilford, a local young man who fulfilled his dreams of becoming an Israeli citizen and a member of the Israel Defense Force. This scholarship is for a student who is majoring in Jewish studies in Dallas or studying in Israel.

Award Amount: $825.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Joe Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in Fashion and Retailing of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1986

Established in memory of Joe Goldstein by his family to honor his efforts in advancing higher education. Preference given to upperclassmen.

Award Amount: $4,300.00
Education Level: Third and Fourth Year Undergraduate Students
Area of Study: Fashion Merchandising, Retailing, or Marketing

Annette Golman Jayson and Frances Goodman Golman Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2005

Hal and Janine Jayson lovingly honor the memory of Hal's mother, Annette Golman Jayson, and his aunt, Frances Goodman Golman who both lived lives dedicated to Judaism. The scholarship is for a Jewish undergraduate or graduate student to participate in academic study in Israel. Special consideration will be given to women who demonstrate academic merit, financial need, and community involvement.

Award Amount: $1,000.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Joe H. Golman Leadership and Community Service Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2000

Hal and Janine Jayson lovingly honor the memory of Hal's uncle Joe H. Golman, a dedicated community leader, with a scholarship to a Jewish high school senior who has demonstrated leadership potential and community involvement.

Award Amount: $1,000.00
Education Level: Jewish High School Seniors

David L. Goodman Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2005

David L. Goodman established a scholarship fund for the purpose of making a measurable, positive difference in deserving students' lives by easing their financial burdens.

Award Amount: 4 awards of $5,200.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Donald J. Grossfeld Memorial Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1995

The family of Donald J. Grossfeld established this fund in his memory to perpetuate his long time, ongoing support for Southern Methodist University. This scholarship is for a Jewish student that is a sophomore or above.

Award Amount: 2 awards of $2,600.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduates (sophomores and above); Graduate Students
University: Southern Methodist University

Elia Gurvetch Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community, established 2012

Scholarship created in memory of Elia Gurvetch to allow a visually impaired student the financial assistance to pursue a higher education.

Award Amount: $6,000.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Deborah S. Hersh Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2016

Ira Silverman and Paula Donovitz established this scholarship for Jewish students from small communities in honor of Deborah, a former DJCF employee and current board member of DJCF who was raised in a small Jewish community in Waco, Texas. This award is for Jewish students from small Jewish communities and towns, as defined as communities with two or fewer Jewish congregations.

Award Amount: $2,100.00
Education Level: Undergraduate Students

Bill Jayson Jewish Studies Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2003

Hal and Janine Jayson lovingly honor the memory of Hal's father, Bill Jayson, who served as an inspiration to him and to many others in the Dallas Jewish community. The family has provided a scholarship for undergraduate or graduate level students who are pursuing education in a formal Jewish studies program.

Award Amount: $1,000.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Area of Study: Jewish Studies

Rose and Alex Jonas Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2008

Established by Veronique and Hylton T. Jonas to enable students to attend the university or college of their choice at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Award Amount: $480.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Sam and Anne Kesner Texas A&M Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1995

Established by Sam and Anne Kesner, visionary community leaders dedicated to improving other people's lives. This scholarship is for a Jewish student attending Texas A&M University, Sam's alma mater.

Award Amount: $1,900.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduates
University: Texas A&M University

Marsha Kivowitz Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2010

Stacey and Donald Kivowitz established this fund in memory of Marsha Kivowitz to provide a scholarship to a student pursuing a career in education that has demonstrated academic excellence.

Award Amount: $560.00
Education Level: Undergraduate Students

Stacey and Donald Kivowitz Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2010

Established by Stacey and Donald Kivowitz, this scholarship provides four awards for outstanding students who are driven to strive for excellence.

Award Amount: $900.00
Education Level: Undergraduate Students

Ginger Siegel Kottwitz Theatre Arts Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2019

The family members of Ginger Siegel Kottwitz lovingly honor Ginger’s love for theatre, a passion also shared with her granddaughter, Kimberly. This scholarship is for an undergraduate or graduate student who is majoring in theatre or musical theatre at either a four-year university or The Juilliard School.

Award Amount: $1,000.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Lech Lecha Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2014

Award established for deserving students who play a role in tikkun olam, repair of the world.

Award Amount: $800.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Frances A. and Joseph B. Levy Family Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2020

Because of their love of animals, Frances and Joseph Levy have established this scholarship for future veterinarians enrolled in an accredited veterinary program.

Award Amount: $500
Education Level: Jewish Doctorial Students

Ben and Dorothy Lewis Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2002

Established in memory of Ben and Dorothy Lewis, two outstanding leaders of the Jewish community, this scholarship is for a student pursuing a career as a Jewish community professional.

Award Amount: $850.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Area of Study: Jewish Community Professional

Julie G. Lowenberg Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2007

Established in honor of Julie Lowenberg, this scholarship is for an undergraduate or graduate student who has a commitment and motivation to learn.

Award Amount: $1,000.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Frances Olsan Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1986

Established in memory of Frances Olsan, this scholarship is for an undergraduate or graduate student.

Award Amount: $1,000.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

One at a Time Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2007

Established by Sharon Roth and Brad Roth, this scholarship fund was born from the simple hope that education is the answer to many of today's social problems. The naming of One at a Time comes from a belief that each of us must take personal responsibility to change the world, one person at a time.

Award Amount: $325.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Arnold and Ruth W. Pian Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2002

Sally L. Pian and Ira W. Silverman established this scholarship as a lasting tribute to Sally's parents with the hope of increasing the number of practicing physicians by enabling deserving students to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Award Amount: $4,000.00
Education Level: Undergraduate Seniors or Current Medical School Students
University: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Hedy and Fred Reisberg Scholarship in Honor of their Children & Grandchildren of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1995

Established by Hedy and Fred Reisberg, this scholarship provides two outstanding Jewish students the opportunity to attend the university or Yeshiva of their choice.

Award Amount: 2 awards of $3,200.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Roffman Family Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2018

The Roffman family has established this scholarship to help a Jewish undergraduate, graduate or professional school student in need and who excels academically.

Award Amount: $4,000.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate or Graduate students

Roffman Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2018

This scholarship was created by the Roffman family to assist an ethnic or racial minority student who would otherwise have difficulty affording college.

Award Amount: $4,000.00
Education Level: Undergraduate students

Saffran Family Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1995

Established by the Sy Saffran family in memory of Bernard, Elinor and Linnea Saffran. This scholarship is awarded to a Jewish high school senior who has shown exceptional commitment to their community with their involvement in religious or community organizations.

Award Amount: $400.00
Education Level: Jewish High School Seniors

Martin Samuelsohn Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1995

Established by Martin Samuelsohn to award a Jewish student enrolled at his alma mater, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law.

Award Amount: $5,400.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate Seniors or Current Law Students
University: Southern Methodist University School of Law

Fannie Schaenen Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2002

Established in memory of long-time donor, Fannie Schaenen, to provide a scholarship for a deserving Jewish student enrolled in an institution of higher learning. Fondly referred to as the “Lioness of Judah,” Fannie was known on a national and international level for her leadership and commitment to Israel and her scholarship is for a well-deserved Jewish student.

Award Amount: $1,200.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Mickey and Ruth Schimmel Memorial Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1994

This scholarship was established by the family of the late Mickey and Ruth Schimmel. The Schimmels grew up during the Depression, which made attending college impossible for either of them. Yet they were both able to succeed. It's the family's hope that two special, motivated students can reach their dreams with this scholarship.

Award Amount: 2 awards of $1,800.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Celia Roosth Schoenbrun Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2002

Established in honor of Celia Roosth Schoenbrun, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving Jewish student to enable them to attend the university or college of their choice.

Award Amount: $5,200.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate Students

Carole Rolnick Shlipak Academic and Community Service Achievement Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2020

This scholarship was established to honor Carole Shlpiak by her family. The scholarship will support undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate an excellence in academics, service and aspire to have a career in community service. Preference is given to Jewish students or applicants from Irving.

Award Amount: $2,000
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Louis Shlipak Healthcare Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2020

The Shlipak family has established a scholarship fund to honor their late father and husband Louis Shlipak. This scholarship will help undergraduate and graduate students to achieve a career in medicine or healthcare field. Preference is given to Jewish students or applicants from Irving.

Award Amount: $2,000
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Abner and Fortunee Soriano Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2010

Established by Veronique and Hylton Jonas in memory of Veronique's parents who were committed community leaders and supporters of Israel. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving Jewish student enrolled in an institution of higher learning.

Award Amount: $450.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Edith and Herbert Stehberg Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1993

Established by the Trustees of the Edith and Herbert Stehberg Charitable Trust, this scholarship gives four awards to undergraduate students at any institution of higher learning.

Award Amount: 4 Awards of $1,900.00
Education Level: Undergraduate Students

Dorothy and Louis Suckle Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1999

Established by Dorothy Suckle to provide scholarships to four Jewish students for their education.

Award Amount: 5 awards of $5,000.00
Education Level: Jewish Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Stephen L. Suckle Israeli Scholarship Fund, established 2014

Stephen L. Suckle established a scholarship fund for the purpose of making a measurable, positive difference in the lives deserving young Israelis by enabling them to attend college and in turn, position themselves to improve the lives of others. This award is for a local Dallas student who was either born in Israel or has at least one parent born in Israel.

Award Amount: 2 Awards of $3,000.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Dale and Harold Topletz College Scholarship Fund of the Southwest Community Foundation, established 2017

As a loving legacy to their parents Dale and Harold, children Dennis, Vicki, and Steve Topletz established this scholarship to help students obtain a higher education and become successful and caring citizens.

Award Amount: $1,000.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Solomon and Rebecca Topletz Scholarship Fund of the Southwest Community Foundation, established in 2017

In memory of grandparents Solomon and Rebecca, grandchildren Dennis, Vicki, and Steve Topletz created this scholarship to enable students to obtain higher education and become successful and caring citizens.

Award Amount: $1,000.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

UBS Corporate Endowment Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2003

Established by UBS Financial Services Inc. to provide a scholarship for a student to fulfill their dream of attending college.

Award Amount: $800.00
Education Level: Undergraduate Students

The Joan Neustadt Weil Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2015

This scholarship was established by Joan Neustadt Weil for undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Award Amount: 2 Awards of $3,800.00
Education Level: Undergraduate Students

Gerardo and Helga Weinstein Scholarship of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 1993

Established by Gerardo and Helga Weinstein to provide a scholarship for higher education based on academic merit, financial need and community involvement.

Award Amount: $3,100.00
Education Level: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Harold Zweig/Russell Dallen Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, established 2021

Robin and Louis Zweig established a scholarship fund to honor their fathers, Harold Zweig and Russell Dallen. This scholarship will support a Jewish student wanting to attend graduate school, who has exemplary academic achievements, and who is making a difference in the community.

Award Amount: $2,500.00
Education Level: Jewish Post Graduates, GPA 3.8 or above

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