The 2024-25 Schwab-Rosenhouse Memorial Scholarship application is closed.

“Say Little, Do Much” (Genesis 18-22)

These words epitomize the lives of Jeannette Schwab-Rosenhouse and Leo Rosenhouse. They lived quietly while amassing more than $10 million in investments. Through their will, Mr. and Mrs. Rosenhouse created an exciting opportunity for Sacramento-area high school seniors: the ability to pursue their educational dreams with the assistance of meaningful cash scholarships.

Learning has always held a special place within Judaism – a respect and appreciation for learning permeates Jewish life. Through the generosity and heartfelt kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Rosenhouse, the Federation created the Schwab-Rosenhouse Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation provides scholarships for post-secondary study at colleges, universities and vocation/technical institutions located within 100 miles of the Sacramento County Courthouse. All eligible high school seniors living in the greater Sacramento region may apply for these scholarships.

During the spring of 1997, The Jewish Federation appointed an advisory committee to create and administer this program. As trustees of the Schwab-Rosenhouse Memorial Scholarship Foundation, we welcome your application and encourage each of you to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

We are honored to carry out the wishes of Mr. and Mrs. Rosenhouse, providing young people living in the greater Sacramento region the ability to pursue higher education, and essential key to a successful future.

Who Is Eligible

Graduating high school seniors who have lived in El Dorado, Placer, Yolo or Sacramento County, California for at least two years prior to the time of application and also meet California State residency requirements.

Students who are planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical institution located within 100 miles of the Sacramento County Courthouse.

The Application Process

Eligible applicants should have completed the online application and submitted high school transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation.

The Selection Process

Each candidate’s academic record, school and community activities, volunteer activities, and other personal circumstances will be evaluated. Responses to questions related to future education and career plans also will be an important factor in the evaluation process.

Award Amounts

Schwab-Rosenhouse Memorial Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. The length of the course of study and the cost for full-time study at the selected institution will determine the actual amount received by each recipient. Financial need is a factor in setting final award amounts.

Review the Program FAQ to learn more about the program and get answers to commonly asked questions.

If you have any questions about the Schwab-Rosenhouse Memorial Scholarship Fund, please contact ISTS at 855-670-ISTS (4787) or