2021 Sussman Scholarship Fund


The Sussman Fund was established in 1981 by Lillian and Gilbert Sussman to provide grants to Jewish students from the Portland Metropolitan area toward their higher education. In keeping with the founders' wishes, students pursuing undergraduate studies towards a degree in an accredited college or university in the United States are encouraged to apply for grants from this fund. 

Awards will be given to 1-3 recipients per year in the amount of $1,800-$3,600. Recipients will be notified in April 2021.

 Applications for the 2021-2022 
academic year are now open and
Due March 1, 2021


During application season, you may submit any additional requested materials by the application deadline to: 


Sussman Fund
Attn: Rachel Nelson
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
6680 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219
EMAIL TO: rachel@jewishportland.org

Sussman Fund Scholarships are available to Jewish students who ...


1. Are permanent residents of, and have attended schools in, the Greater Portland and Southwest Washington area, and


2. Attend or plan to attend an accredited undergraduate college or university in the United States that leads to a recognized degree or certificate.


3. Have not previously been awarded a Sussman Fund Scholarship.

Application Requirements


• Complete online application

• Email resume or student employment record and a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation

References and Recommendation Guidelines


• Have at least 2 letters of recommendation. 

• In Section 4 of the application, please list the names, phone numbers and email addresses of two people who can serve as a character reference. 

• One of the recommendation letters should speak of Jewish involvement.

• Your references can submit their letters via email or mail.


Questions? Please contact Rachel Nelson at 503.892.7415 or rachel@jewishportland.org