Any Jewish high school senior or those enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or technical school with financial need who are bona fide residents of our geographical area is eligible to apply.

Our geographical area includes Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Applicants must be a resident of one of these counties for at least two years before applying.

Residency of dependent students is determined by the residency of their parents. Students who move to our geographical area to attend school must live here for two years as an independent.  Please call our office if you are unsure whether you qualify.

Residents of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer or Venango counties are eligible only to apply for the Sarah and Tena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is highly competitive.   

Residents of Lawrence County: If your parents/grandparents are/were members of Temple Hadar Israel in New Castle, you may be eligible to apply for the Marianne Hess Scholarship Endowment Fund. Please email our office at

All funding sources require students to demonstrate financial need.  Depending on the scholarship fund, factors such as academic achievement, field of study, school attending and Jewish and general community involvement will also be considered. When a student applies for aid, the CSLRS committee matches the student with the funding source or sources for which they qualify.  All information provided to CSLRS is treated confidentially and is used to process applications, distribute grants and to collect on previous loans. Individuals are known by number, not name, to ensure confidentiality.