Jewish youth from seven Mid-South states have until May 31, to be among the more than 100 undergraduate college students whom Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will fund with “needs-based” financial assistance for the upcoming 2019/2020 academic year.

Applications received by the deadline will receive priority funding and those received after that date will be considered if funds are still available.

JCRS has been providing social services, care and funding to Jewish youth from Alabama. Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas since 1855. It is the oldest Jewish children’s agency in the United States.

Today, there are numerous lay leaders and professionals throughout the United States who were assisted as youth by JCRS. Many stories about these individuals appear on the JCRS website and Annual Impact Reports.

Applications are available online at by calling 800.729.5277.

JCRS headquarters address is P.O Box 7368, Metairie LA 70010-7368.

While late applications to the JCRS education or camp scholarship programs are not eligible for maximum awards, applications for the special needs program are accepted throughout the year.