Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available primarily for those with FINANCIAL NEED who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000.
JVS Chicago processes academic scholarship applications from eligible students who have financial need that cannot fully be met by other appropriate resources. Please complete the correct forms according to your status.
You are eligible to apply if you
Were born and raised in Chicago metropolitan area*, including Lake County, Indiana; or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment.
Intend to remain in the Chicago metropolitan area after completing school
Are entering an accredited graduate program in a helping profession on a full-time basis for the full academic year OR
Are entering your junior or senior year of an accredited bachelor’s degree program in a helping profession on a full-time basis for the full academic year
Demonstrate financial need
Demonstrate career promise
Are available for an in-person interview between March 1 and April 20, 2015
*Chicago metropolitan area includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.
See website for list of courses.
Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior, 1st Year Grad,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: 1,000
Max Award: 8,000
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