National Youth Achievement Program

The following three grants will be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Cliford Lee Kristal Education Grant: $1,250
  • Bernard Rotberg Memorial Grant: $1,000
  • Edith, Louis, and Max S. Millen Memorial Athletic Grant: $1,000


Applicants must be a high school senior at the time of application and accepted by an accredited college, university, community college, or hospital school of nursing as a member of the freshman class entering in the fall of the year the student graduates.

Applicants must be a direct descendant (children, grand-children, great-grand-children, etc.) of Jewish War Veterans members in good standing.  All members, including posthumous members, must have joined before 2013.

  • If the JWV member is deceased, call your Department Commander for assistance. JWV National Headquarters does not have records of individual Post or Department members. It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain verification of this information.

Minimum Standardized Test Scores for Eligibility:

SAT: 700 average or 2100 cumulative (pre-March 2016)

735 average or 1470 cumulative (post-March 2016)

ACT: 31

Minimum GPA for Eligibility:  Unweighted: 92 or 3.7 or Weighted: 4.5

Due Date: The due date for 2018 school year is July 7, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact the Programs Department at 202-265-6280 or

Please download the 2018 Youth Achievement Application here.