Scholarship

Scholarships for Jewish college and graduate students

College is expensive. JVS Chicago can help.

If you are a Jewish college or graduate student from the Chicago metropolitan area pursuing an education in the helping professions, you might be eligible for a scholarship from JVS Chicago and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year was February 15, 2014.  We are not currently accepting applications.

The application for the 2015-2016 academic year will be posted in October. Please check back at that time to apply.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call us at
312-673-3444 or email us at jvsscholarship@jvschicago.org.

New Applicants

Instructions – Please click each section below for additional information.

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Instructions for Applying
  • Standard Living Expense Budget Guidelines
  • Financial Information

Forms to be completed – Please click each section below to obtain forms.

  • New Applicant Data Form
  • New Career Statement Form
  • Letter of Reference Form
  • Financial Summary and Instructions
  • Release of Information
  • Legal Domicility Certification
  • Checklist

Renewals

Renewal applications are for students that were awarded scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year only.

Instructions – Please click each section below for additional information.

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Instructions for Applying
  • Standard Living Expense Budget Guidelines
  • Financial Information

Forms to be completed – Please click each section below to obtain forms.

  • Renewal Applicant Data Form
  • Renewal Career Statement form
  • Financial Summary and Instructions
  • Release of Information
  • Checklist

You are eligible to apply if you are

  • Are Jewish
  • Were born and/or raised in Chicago metropolitan area*, including Lake County, Indiana; or one continuous year of full-time employment in Chicago metro 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 OR
  • Are entering your junior or senior year of an accredited bachelor’s degree program in a helping profession
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate career promise
  • Are available for an in-person interview at JVS between March 1 and April 20, 2014

If you’re not sure if your educational path qualifies as a helping profession, please check with JVS at 312-673-3444 to verify eligibility before completing application.

*Chicago metropolitan area includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.

Contact us

Call 855-INFO-JVS (855-463-6587) or email us at info@jvschicago.org.

For information on the Jewish Federation Shirley Ehrlich Student Loan Program, click here.

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