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How to Apply

JFEW works primarily with colleges, universities and community-based organizations to create scholarship programs for cohorts of JFEW Scholars. Prior to submitting a proposal, please contact info (at) jfew (dot) org.  (If you are a student seeking information on scholarships, please view our current programs here and here to see whether JFEW has a scholarship program with your school.  If JFEW does not have a program with your school, please click here for additional resources.)


The proposal deadline for all programs beginning in academic year 2018-19 is September 27, 2017.


Please note that the proposal deadline for all programs beginning in academic year 2017-18 has passed.



Proposal Requirements

Proposals should be no more than three pages and must include a detailed budget. They should take into account the characteristics of our grants and include the following.

  • Narrative overview
  • Details on cohort programming and supportive services and how these contribute to program goals
  • Process for selecting recipients of JFEW funds, consistent with the following eligibility requirements
    • Full-time enrollment in a degree-granting program
    • Financial need
    • Academic achievement (cumulative GPA of at least 3.0)
    • US citizenship, permanent residence or deferred action status
  • Typical profile of students eligible for JFEW funds; include their graduation and job placement rates and give examples of what they do when they graduate
  • Program evaluation goals and methods

Following review of proposals, JFEW may request additional information.