Sussman Fund Applications 

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.

Sussman Fund scholarships are available to students who:

  1. Are permanent residents of and have attended schools in the Greater Portland and Southwest Washington area;
  2. Attend or plan to attend an accredited undergraduate college or university in the United States and that leads to a recognized degree or certificate


Completed application with references must be received by March 1st, 2019. Please fill out this online form. You may also submit any additional requested materials by March 1st, 2019 to:

Sussman Fund
Attn: Rachel Nelson
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
6680 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219

Feel free to call her with any questions at 503.892.7415