SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Initiative, courage, responsibility … and the power to rise above obstacles

In recognition of the organization’s commitment to addressing the social and economic realities facing women and their families, the Women Helping Women Scholarship Committee has awarded financial assistance to Los Angeles County residents for more than 25 years. Since its inception, it has provided more than $300,000 in grants that are focused on improving the quality of life through responsive social service programs distinguished by a vigorous commitment to self-sufficiency, education, and social responsibility.

The Scholarship Committee was created in 1987 as a vehicle for distributing funds to women and men who have shown initiative and courage in facing the obstacles in their lives. They have also made a commitment to higher education in order to achieve a better future for themselves and their families. Scholarships are awarded in two cycles annually according to strict guidelines and a comprehensive application process.

This year’s 22 courageous Scholarship recipients not only represent struggles, triumphs, challenges and successes, but also the dreams that we all share of reaching our goals and creating a better life for our children and families.

Letters of thanks from our scholarship winners demonstrate how a small gift can make a large difference to one person’s future.

“I’m so honored and excited to have received the June Miller Nursing Scholarship! Being awarded the scholarship means a lot to me and it will help me realize my dream. I’m very grateful. I wasn’t sure when I started out on the path to become a nurse how it was going to be possible but with the help and support of others, friends and your committee – I can’t believe it but it’s all becoming possible!! I want to the Committee to know how grateful I am and that I will give back to the community and will work really hard at UCLA this year!”

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you for awarding me the scholarship that I received. It will greatly help to lessen my financial burden and further my studies. As you know from my application materials, my life is not easy and my responsibilities are sometimes overwhelming. It is thanks to institutions like yours that are aware of the struggle that some women have to go through in their lives in order to achieve their personal goals; that I’ve been able to be a mother of three children – two of them with special needs, and at the same time pursue a career. Once again, very sincerely and also on behalf of my kids, I thank you very much for your generosity.”

One applicant who was not a scholarship recipient was in need of a computer. Women Helping Women was able to give her family a computer and printer. The thank you letter we received from her little boy says it best:

“Thank you so much for the computer! It works so well! The printer even comes with ink. I can’t believe it! All of the stuff not only works, it’s THE BEST! I LOVE IT ALL SO MUCH! Once again thank you for all of it!!!!!”

Over $30,000 was awarded this past year in scholarships through the generosity of:

• The Singerman / Nosseck Memorial Scholarship

• Sophie Greenstadt Scholarship for Mid-Life Women

• The Nosseck Family Scholarship for Childcare

• The Sol Goldberg Childcare Subsidy

• The June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship

• Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer Foundation Nursing Studies Scholarship

• Susan Schulman Begley Memorial Scholarship

• The Sherman and Frances L. Teller Teaching Credential Scholarship

• The Dodell Women’s Empowerment Scholarship

• Stephen L. Teller & Richard Hotson TV, Cinema, and Theater Scholarship

We thank the committee and our generous donors for all that they do to make a difference in the lives of others.

 

NCJW/LA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW/LA) provides scholarships, regardless of religious belief, to individuals who live in or attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including portions of Ventura and Orange County.

Click here to download the 2014 NCJW/LA Scholarship Application

In order to be considered, applications must be received during the accepted application dates listed below. Please indicate the scholarship for which you are applying. Applicants may apply for only two scholarships per cycle. This highly competitive selection criterion includes the ability to articulate a clear statement of goals, the likelihood of goal attainment, the personal courage and personal commitment of the applicant, and the financial need. All applications must be complete. Please contact Women Helping Women at 323-852-8515 or email scholarship@ncjwla.org to request complete guidelines, an application, and program information.

1st CYCLE

The following applications are accepted February 1 through May 1. Scholarships are awarded in June.

Award $1,000

The Singerman / Nosseck Memorial Scholarship

To qualify, a candidate must be enrolling or enrolled in a vocational or trade school/college in order to learn a marketable skill that will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The scholarship is intended to ease the burden for their education in a trade school and/or for certification. Their education is not limited to a particular field of study.

Award $1,000

Sophie Greenstadt Scholarship for Mid-Life Women

To qualify, an applicant must be re-entering or continuing school in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The applicant must be a woman 35 years of age or older for whom the opportunity to return to school will lead to economic independence. The applicant can be either married or single, with or without children.

Award $1,000

The Dodell Women’s Empowerment Scholarship

To qualify, an applicant must be re-entering or continuing school in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The applicant must be a woman 35 years of age or older for whom the opportunity to return to school will lead to economic independence. The applicant can be either married or single, with or without children.

Award $1,000

The Sol Goldberg Childcare Subsidy

To qualify, an applicant must be entering or continuing school in an accredited institution in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The award is not restricted to any field or academic program as the award is intended to ease the financial burden of childcare for a parent in school.

Award $2,000

The June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship

This award is given to woman or man enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in nursing. Some units toward the degree are preferred, but not required. Applicants to the June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship are also eligible for the Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer award.

Award $2,000

Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer Foundation Nursing Studies Scholarship

This award is given to woman or man enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in nursing. Some units toward the degree are preferred, but not required. Applicants to the Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer award are also eligible for the June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship.

Award $1,000

Susan Schulman Begley Memorial Scholarship

This award is given to a woman who is establishing herself as a single-parent head of household and due to extreme circumstances, following the dissolution of an abusive or emotionally traumatic relationship, having no other adequate financial means, requires funds for immediate needs for herself and her children including rent and food.

Award $2,000

The Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teaching Credential Scholarship

To qualify a candidate must be a K-12 educator pursuing a multiple or single subject teaching credential (includes special education and ESL). The applicant must be enrolled at a University of California or California State University campus in the greater Los Angeles area. The applicant may be a man or woman.

Award $1,000

Stephen L. Teller & Richard Hotson TV, Cinema, and Theater Scholarship

To qualify, an applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in a COMMUNITY COLLEGE Film/ Television/ Cinema/ Theater program, and preparing for a career in film, television, or theater production (not acting).  Applicant must have completed 12 units of classes in their school’s Film/TV/Cinema/Theater program, and may be a man OR woman.

2nd CYCLE

The following applications are accepted August 1 through November 1. Scholarships are awarded in December.

Award $1,000

The Ellis Scholarship for Childcare

To qualify, an applicant must be entering or continuing school in an accredited institution in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The award is not restricted to any field or academic program as the award is intended to ease the financial burden of childcare for a parent in school. Applicants can be either married or single. The award is made in two payments of $500.00 upon written verification of continuing childcare enrollment and current school transcripts.

Award $2,000

The June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship

This award is given to woman or man enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in nursing. Some units toward the degree are preferred, but not required. Applicants to the June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship are also eligible for the Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer award.

Award $2,000

Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer Foundation Nursing Studies Scholarship

This award is given to woman or man enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in nursing. Some units toward the degree are preferred, but not required. Applicants to the Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer award are also eligible for the June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship.

Award $2,000

The Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teaching Credential Scholarship

To qualify a candidate must be a K-12 educator pursuing a multiple or single subject teaching credential (includes special education and ESL). The applicant must be enrolled at a University of California or California State University campus in the greater Los Angeles area. The applicant may be a man or woman.

Award $1,000

Samuel Schulman Memorial Scholarship

To qualify, an applicant must be a single mother entering or continuing school in an accredited institution in order to learn a marketable skill, which will lead to economic independence. The award is made in two payments of $500.00. The second payment will be received after written confirmation of status and current school transcripts from the recipient.

Award $1,000

The Sol Goldberg Childcare Subsidy

To qualify, an applicant must be entering or continuing school in an accredited institution in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The award is not restricted to any field or academic program as the award is intended to ease the financial burden of childcare for a parent in school.

Award $1,000

The Dodell Women’s Empowerment Scholarship

To qualify, an applicant must be re-entering or continuing school in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The applicant must be a woman 35 years of age or older for whom the opportunity to return to school will lead to economic independence. The applicant can be either married or single, with or without children.

Award $1,000

Stephen L. Teller & Richard Hotson TV, Cinema, and Theater Scholarship

To qualify, an applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in a COMMUNITY COLLEGE Film/ Television/ Cinema/ Theater program, and preparing for a career in film, television, or theater production (not acting).  Applicant must have completed 12 units of classes in their school’s Film/TV/Cinema/Theater program, and may be a man OR woman.