While Big/Little matches are the core of the services that JBBBS offers, we also support our families through our various scholarship programs. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, JBBBS has been providing both camp and academic scholarships for decades. New in 2023, JBBBS is overseeing a third program, the CJP (Combined Jewish Philanthropies) College Scholarship awards. Please read below for more information on the programs, eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Scholarships are offered for all types of camps, day and overnight, Jewish and non-Jewish. All current or wait-listed Little Brothers/Sisters are eligible to apply for a camp scholarship. In 2022, 69 JBBBS campers received, on average, $1,000. Applications for Summer 2023 will be available online January 2, 2023, and will be accepted through February 10th.
JBBBS Academic Scholarship
For Littles who have been previously matched in JBBBS programs for at least one year, JBBBS offers scholarships for undergraduate education. Recipients may use these funds for tuition and any other costs associated with school, such as housing, transportation, books/fees and technology expenses. For the 2022-23 academic year, 48 JBBBS scholars received, on average, $5,100. Applications for the 2023-24 academic year will be available online January 10, 2023 and will be accepted through May 8th.
Please note that this is a separate application from that for the CJP Academic Scholarship; you may apply for both if eligible.
CJP Academic Scholarship
The CJP Scholarship Fund was established in 1973 to provide scholarship support for students who live in the geographic area served by CJP. Undergraduate students attending two-year or four-year accredited institutions are eligible to apply. There are also limited funds for graduate students and vocational certificate programs. The Fund is non-sectarian. Primary consideration is given to Jewish students. Individuals are considered on the basis of economic need and merit. Before applying to The Fund, applicants are expected to have exhausted all other available resources including college financial aid awards as well as federal, state, and other private funds. For the 2022-23 academic year, 50 scholars were awarded, on average, $8,464; scholarship amounts generally range between $1,000 and $15,000 and are determined by the volunteer CJP Scholarship Committee.
Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and other associated costs. Applications for the 2023-24 academic year will be available online January 10 and will be accepted through June 1st.
Please note that this is a separate application from that for the JBBBS Academic Scholarship; you may apply for both if eligible.