About JCYS Tuition Scholarships
Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 school year, including 2022 summer programs are now open. Access the application here. You will need your W-2 forms and 2020 income tax returns to fill out the application.
- If you are applying for a summer program (e.g., Sunflower Day Camp), the deadline to submit your application was Friday, March 4, 2022.
- If you are applying for both summer and school-year programs, the deadline to submit your application was Friday, March 4, 2022.
- If you are applying ONLY for a school-year program, the deadline to submit your application is Friday, May 6, 2022.
Please note that your child must be enrolled in a JCYS program to receive a scholarship. If you have any questions or need help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUF Right Start Scholarships
JUF Right Start is expanding for the 2022-23 school year: Families receiving the full Federal Child Tax Credit may be eligible for matching funds, with a savings of up to $7,200 on a Jewish early childhood program! All JCYS Family Centers are JUF Right Start-affiliated and children enrolled in JCYS early childhood education programs are eligible for these scholarships. However, please note that JCYS does not administer JUF Right Start scholarships.
If you would like to learn more about this program or apply, please see the JUF website here.
JCYS Scholarship FAQs
No. One application covers both; just note in the application whether you’re applying for summer programs, school-year programs, or both.
The committee meets regularly during the scholarship process and parents will be notified by email once their award is finalized. We aim to notify parents by April for summer awards and by mid-June for school year awards. Parents who apply for both summer and school-year programs will be notified by April. Unfortunately, we can’t comment on individual awards before notifications are sent out.
If you don’t have your 2021 tax documents, the online application system will accept your 2020 forms until April 15th. If you received an extension from the IRS on your 2021 taxes, or for any other document questions, please email email@example.com to discuss your specific situation.
Yes, applicants do need to pay the fee every year. The $35 fee is an application processing fee that must be paid each time an application is submitted.
No. The $35 fee covers an entire family’s application for one year. No matter how many students you are applying for, you only need to pay the fee once.
No. JCYS only awards scholarships to children enrolled in JCYS programs, and the scholarships only go towards JCYS tuition. We are unable to help families with tuition assistance for non-JCYS programs.