Youth Scholarships

JLHF offers over 30 academic based scholarships to students every year, including veteran-dependent and athletic based scholarships . 

**Please note that the application deadlines for all Summer/Fall 2019 scholarships have passed. Students who are interested are welcome to apply for 2020 scholarships, beginning in October.

To be considered for scholarship awards, students must meet the eligibility

requirements listed on the individual scholarship documents attached below.

Applicants must demonstrate characteristics like leadership, selflessness and dependability.

You are what the world has been waiting for.

We are proud of the success and progress JLHF has made over the last 13 years.

Being able to offer a growing number of student scholarships, to include honoring recipients in front of family and friends at our Annual Building Bridges for Youth Gala each year.

We encourage students to push towards greatness!


To be considered, a complete application must include: a cover with full name and contact information, a full-page essay, SAT/ACT scores, and high school transcript signed by school official. Optional documents, but not required - letter of recommendation, certificates, college acceptance letter, summary of school and/or community involvement, etc.


Download information to see how

you (or a student) would qualify!


*JROTC student may apply

Download information to see how

you (or a student) would qualify!


Download information to see how

you (or a student) would qualify!

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