College Support

College Guidance

Our College Guidance program provides eligible students with valuable information and resources, so they know what they have to do to achieve their higher education goals.

Scholarships

Scholarships

We provide scholarships to help eligible students achieve their higher educational goals, whether at a four-year university, community college or trade school.

College Guidance Program

Students participating in our College Guidance Program receive valuable information and counseling that’s tailored to their needs.

High school students receive grade-specific content and support.

  • Freshmen and sophomores focus on choosing appropriate academic courses and extracurricular activities, volunteering in the community, and preparing for college entrance exams.
  • Juniors can go on tours of local public and private universities and focus on strategies for taking standardized tests, college selection and list building, essay writing, interviewing, financial aid and scholarships.
  • Seniors focus on evaluating college offers and making the transition to college.

College students benefit from efforts designed to help them thrive on campus, including a Student Ambassador program and counseling support that promotes college retention and transfer success.

To be considered for the College Guidance Program, Littles must be in an active match with their Big for at least one year, and former campers must have attended at least two camp sessions, inclusive of the prior summer.

Students that participate in the College Guidance Program may also be eligible for the JBBBSLA Scholarship.

For more information, please contact Carina Garcia, Director of Scholarship and Alumni Programs at (323) 456-1164 or cgarcia@jbbbsla.org, or Rachel Silton, Scholarship Program Associate at (323) 456-1169 or rsilton@jbbbsla.org.

Scholarship Programs

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, community college 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.

JBBBSLA SCHOLARSHIP

The JBBBSLA Scholarship Program provides financial support 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 within the last five years (closed matches).

RISING LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

The Rising Leaders Scholarship Program provides financial support 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.

ARNOLD S. NELSON SCHOLARSHIP

The Arnold S. Nelson Scholarship Program provides financial support to campers who have completed at least one Witherbee Wilderness Backpacking trip.

Applying for a Scholarship

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 Scholarship and Alumni Programs at (323) 456-1164 or cgarcia@jbbbsla.org, or Rachel Silton, Scholarship Program Associate at (323) 456-1169 or rsilton@jbbbsla.org.