The Scholarship Program is available for a variety of subject matter disciplines, as well as support for non-traditional students in achieving their academic goals. Awards are based on a combination of academic merit and financial need.

The scholarship application cycle runs twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Funding is made available during the recipient's following school term and sent directly to the educational institutions.

Before You Start

All applicants must be currently enrolled in school or admitted to qualified school in order to apply for any scholarship. 

  • Applicants can apply for up to two (2) scholarships each cycle and may reapply every year. Once the online application is started, it can be saved and completed from a computer or mobile device. Please use our Guide to Applying to successfully complete your application. 
  • Only applications that are completed and submitted online will be accepted. 
Am I Eligible?
What do I Need to Apply?
NCJW|LA Available Scholarships

NCJW|LA Scholarships Supports the Community

In 2021, we received 826 applications. 175 eligible students seeking financial assistance to attain post-secondary education in the greater Los Angeles area, including 61% in LA County. 18 students were selected based on a combination of academic performance and financial need. The NCJW|LA scholarship awards aim to increase the recipient’s path to upward mobility and job opportunities. The selection process accounts for the real cost of attendance including food, transportation, housing, and childcare. 89% of the 2021 scholarship applicants are women experiencing unique challenges in educational attainment. 42% are seeking vocational/trade or less than 2-year degrees. 39% are pursuing a graduate or post-graduate degree.  

Our student population includes students earning degrees in some of the hardest-hit careers; 56% are seeking careers in healthcare and 26% are seeking careers in education. We are proud to serve 44% of students in public universities and 39% in community colleges and vocational/trade schools.  

Contribute to our Student's Success!

You can be a part of their journey towards academic success by donating to our scholarship fund where you can donate to specific scholarships of your choice or donate to our general scholarships fund!


Contribute to higher education by donating to any one of the established NCJW|LA Scholarships or create your own.

Past Scholars

Learn about our previous scholarship recipients.


Become an Application Reader! Read the full description of the volunteer opportunity and apply.

Inform Others

Download the NCJW|LA Scholarship Program flyer to inform your friends, students, or classmates.

Have Questions?

Email us if you have questions about any one of our scholarship applications. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of staff members and volunteers. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need.

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