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Scholarship 2011 - 2012

Dear Parents,


The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is proud to be one of five communities across the country selected by the Jim Joseph Foundation for a grant for emergency Jewish education assistance.  We are fortunate to receive 60% of what we received in each of the past two years.  In response to the significant increase in requests for financial assistance for Jewish preschools, the Federation has established a central scholarship fund for families enrolled in local Jewish preschools. 


At the bottom of this page you will find two important documents.  The first is a letter of instruction to assist you in the overall scholarship application process.  The second is the official JFGW Preschool Scholarship Application.  This application must be filled out by each family seeking preschool scholarship funding and mailed directly to Private School Aid Service, the outside firm that Federation has contracted with to assess financial need, at P.O. Box 770728, Lakewood, OH, 44107.


Important To Note:

·Deadline April 29, 2011. 
Scholarship awards are needs-based.
· As per the requirements of the Jim Joseph Foundation, at least one parent must be Jewish for a student to be eligible for this scholarship.
· Applications must be post-marked by Friday, April 29, 2011.
· All applications and materials must be mailed directly to PSAS, P.O. Box 770728, Lakewood, OH, 44107.
· Each application must be accompanied by:
o A 2010 IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. (If you have not yet filed your 2010 IRS Form 1040, or you do not file, please see the Required Documentation section of the application instructions.)
o A 2010 W-2 and/or 1099 forms for individual(s) listed in Sections A and B of the application.
o Non-taxable income verification.
o School Code written clearly in designated area. (The school code list can be found in the application.)
o A check or money order for the non-refundable application fee of $23.00. All returned checks will be subject to an additional $25.00 fee.
· The Federation will notify families as to the outcome of their application by the end of June.

Please feel free to contact Rachel Anolik at or 301.348.7382 with any questions or concerns.  We look forward to working with you.


This message is posted on behalf of 

Marci Harris-Blumenthal

Director, Community Planning & Allocations

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Ellie Lichtash,
Mar 24, 2011, 1:09 PM
Ellie Lichtash,
Apr 4, 2011, 9:21 AM