Providing high school students with grade-specific, individualized support and valuable information to apply to four-year colleges.
Building a strong sense of community among Scholars and creating a supportive network of that fosters continued learning.
JBBBSLA’s Erwin Rautenberg College Guidance Program was launched in 2015 to address the acute needs for college counseling and support among students participating in our mentorship and camp programs, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.
The program provides high school students who do not have regular access to a college counselor at their school with grade-specific, individualized support to apply to four-year colleges.
HOW PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS BENEFIT
By participating in the program, students:
Applicants must submit the following:
Qualified applicants may also to go through a phone interview with the College Support Committee.
The application for the 2022-2023 program is CLOSED.
In order to be considered for the program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles provides three unique scholarships to high school graduates who have participated in one of our programs. Since 1999, we have provided more than $2 million in scholarships.
We provide these scholarships to help eligible students achieve their higher educational goals, whether at a four-year university or trade school. Anyone who participated in one of our programs may be eligible (criteria are below).
Scholarship funds can be used to cover the cost of tuition, books, school supplies, rent, transportation, and/or program fees.
The JBBBSLA Scholarship provides college scholarships to eligible Littles who have been matched for a minimum of two years (current matches) OR whose match lasted at least two years and ended after the Little’s 14th birthday (closed matches).
The Rising Leaders Scholarship provides college scholarships to eligible campers who served as a CIT for two years or a CIT for one year and a Teen Camper for one summer session at Camp Bob Waldorf.
The Arnold S. Nelson Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to campers who have completed at least one Witherbee Wilderness Backpacking trip.
Students applying for a scholarship must complete an application and interview with the appropriate Scholarship Committee. Our scholarships prioritize financial need, academic performance and community service.
For more information on these scholarships or to begin the application process, please contact Carina Garcia, Director of College Access + Success at (323) 456-1164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JBBBSLA’s Student Ambassador Program was established in 2017 to connect current Scholars across JBBBSLA’s scholarship offerings, to create a supportive network that fosters continued learning, and to build a strong sense of community among Scholars.
Across college campuses nationwide, select Scholars are appointed as Lead Student Ambassadors who help facilitate Scholar Community events, workshops, and hangouts, as well as serve as representative for JBBBSLA.
HOW LEAD STUDENT AMBASSADORS BENEFIT
HOW TO APPLY
The application for 2022-2023 Student Ambassador Program will open in Summer 2022.
Please check back this summer if you’re interested in applying for the next school year.
The Make An Impact Now (MAIN) Coach Program matches motivated high school juniors and seniors for one year with a mentor who supports their goals and enhances their knowledge about college and careers.
For more information, please contact Zoe Gerowitz, College Access and Success Coordinator, at (323) 456-1169.
WHY APPLY FOR A MAIN COACH
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Complete our Student Application
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR STUDENTS
WHY VOLUNTEER AS A MAIN COACH
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Submit our MAIN Coach Volunteer Application
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR VOLUNTEERS