Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

National Youth Achievement Program

The following two grants will be awarded for the 2017-2018 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 2014.

  • 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:

All parts of the application must be mailed to the appropriate Department Commander by May 27, 2018.

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