Lessans Family Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,250

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Central Scholarship Bureau

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, based on a 4.0 grading scale.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Must be Jewish.
  5. Must have a maximum family income of $90,000.
  6. Must be a college freshman or older to apply for this undergraduate award.
  7. Must reside in Maryland.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to Jewish students who are are enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited college, university or vocational school and whose family income is less than $90,000 per year. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better, and have already applied for a Central Scholarship interest-free loan for the current year.

Application requirements for the Lessans Family Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Budget form
Additional Information: *Please note: The applicant must have applied for a Central Scholarship interest-free loan for the current year, and if offered, accept a subsidized Stafford loan. Finalists will be contacted by email only and may be required to come to an interview with the Scholarship Committee or a member of the CSB staff. If his/her email address is not valid, another finalist will be selected in his/her place. Scholarship awards are based on need and merit.

Award Amount: The scholarship award amount varies annually. The scholarship committee determines award amounts. Lessans Family Scholarships are renewable as long as a student is in school and continues to meet the prescribed criteria. Applicants must reapply each year for an additional scholarship. Awards are made on an annual basis and are paid directly to the school.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,250.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Applications are available on the Central Scholarship Bureau (CSB) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following materials: a copy of his/her current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Student Aid Report (SAR) (or the applicant's most recent tax return if his/her FAFSA or SAR is not available); a completed 'Budget Form,' including the student's tuition costs and all known income sources; and an essay addressing the topic listed on the application. The SAR is sent to students once the FAFSA has been processed. Students must file the FAFSA by the deadline date. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. In addition to completing the scholarship application, including all the needed information for the loan application, the applicant must call the CSB office to schedule an interview. Completed online applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator
Address: 1700 Reisterstown Road Suite 220 Baltimore, Maryland 21208-2903

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