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David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship

Offered by Jewish Family Service

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 20, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to

$5,000

Grade level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

April 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a Jewish resident of San Diego County (California) who will be enrolled full-time in a college or university within the U.S. in this upcoming Fall? Further, do you plan to concurrently work or intern during your time in college? If both apply, consider applying for the David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 to between 20 and 30 San Diego County residents who will be enrolled full-time in college in the Fall. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a completed application, recent transcripts, a 350-500-word essay, letters of recommendation, their income tax return (Form 1040), a copy of their Student Aid Report, and a recorded interview video. If you’re a Jewish resident of San Diego County and current or incoming college student, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service is a people-centered, impact-driven organization working to create a stronger, healthier community where everyone can thrive. Founded in 1918, today JFS is considered one of San Diego’s most impactful nonprofit human services agencies, providing compassionate care and supportive services to more than 70,000 people every year. Their diverse network of staff, volunteers, supporters, and community partners are committed to the pursuit of one shared goal: helping individuals and families in our community move forward.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Minimum GPA

3.0

Religious Affiliation

Jewish

State

California

County

San Diego County

Application information

In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit their Income Tax Return (Form 1040) and a recorded interview video.

350-500-word essay

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

FAFSA

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Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Jewish Family Service at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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