JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship

Applications are Now Open for the 2019/2020 Year

Established by Dr. Robert Rubenstein, in memory of his son David, The JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship provides grants to students from San Diego’s Jewish community who plan to attend college or vocational school. The program awards scholarships of up to $2,500 to approximately 15-20 students each year.

The JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship seeks to encourage young people to treasure their Jewish heritage, reflect on their Jewish values, and better understand their connection to the community.

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Application deadline for 2019-2020 academic year: April 24, 2019

Questions? Call Nancy Eisenberg at (858) 637-3037 or [email protected].

“This scholarship plays an important role in allowing me to pursue higher education, with less time and effort spent worrying about finances.”


  • Be a Jewish high school or college student planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university or vocational school in the U.S.
  • Be a permanent and legal resident of San Diego County for a minimum of two years
  • Be a U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident (green card)
  • Be able to earn and financially contribute toward your education through summer and/or school year employment
  • Be in current good academic standing with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate a meaningful connection and/or contribution to the Jewish Community
  • Demonstrate and financial need, as verified by FAFSA (Student Aid Report)

JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship recipients are carefully chosen based on a variety of criteria determined by the Scholarship Committee.

All applicants will be notified in writing of the JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship Committee’s decision. Jewish Family Service reserves the right to publicize the names of the Scholarship recipients through our website, print publications, and local media.

Students are eligible to receive up to a total of four (4) years of JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship funding, and the funding years do not have to be consecutive. Scholarships are made on a year-to-year basis and are NOT automatically renewed. Scholarship recipients must submit a new application and the required documentation in compliance with the application deadlines, stated herein, for each year that they seek funding.

Scholarship funds can be used only to fund college tuition and/or related expenses. Should the recipient not matriculate college by a date listed in the award, he or she agrees to forfeit the scholarship award.

The deadline for this scholarship has passed.


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