The Federation's College Scholarship program includes 15 different scholarships, each with its own eligibility criteria and requirements.
Most (but not all) scholarships are for Jewish students from the Federation's service area, which includes the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, Napa, and Sonoma, to attend an undergraduate program based on a combination of need and merit. There are exceptions, so please see the detailed eligibility requirements below.
Applicants may be eligible for more than one scholarship and may receive more than one award.
Applicants will be automatically considered for the scholarships for which they are eligible. Applicants need only to submit one application to be considered for multiple scholarships.
Previous recipients may apply for a renewal each year, as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria and the fund allows for renewals. Renewals are not guaranteed. If a student is applying for a renewal, they may not apply for a new scholarship.
Scholarships are for full-time students only, enrolled in 12-plus units per quarter/semester.
The Tanette Goldberg Memorial Scholarship for Social Justice was established in memory of Tanette Goldberg (1926-2013), Past President of NCJW SF from 1990 to 1993. Tanette was recognized for her work in 2007 when she received the NCJW Hannah G. Solomon Award. Tanette was a tireless and committed community volunteer who fervently believed in justice, equality, and affecting positive change. She worked to solve issues in her neighborhood and in the larger Jewish community, including work with the Jewish Community Relations Council and supporting her husband in his decades-long involvement with Hebrew Free Loan.