Grant Program

The Jewish War Veterans Foundation annually awards over $9,000 between two different grant programs to help veterans and student descendants of veterans finance their college education.

our programs

The National Achievement Program is for veterans or active duty personnel go back to school.  Four grants are awarded annually to applicants.  The only requirement is proof of service and an honorable discharge.

The National Youth Achievement Program is for high school seniors who are direct descendants of members of the Jewish War Veterans of U.S.A.  Applicants must be accepted by an accredited college, university or hospital school of nursing entering into the freshman year in the Fall Semester.


When are the awards announced?

Award winners are announced in the Fall Semester usually in September.  Please check our Facebook for more updates.

when are the applications opened?

The applications open in early Spring of that year.  Please check our Facebook for more updates.

What if I have questions?

Please contact our staff contact Jennifer Brande at  

What if I am a parent or grandparent of an applicant and I want to check on their status?

It can be hard as a family member to allow your student to apply for themselves.  However, legally the applicant must fill out the application alone.  In addition, difficult families may impact the status of the application.