The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program

Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for college and graduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Approximately $500,000 is available for Jewish students who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers, and are in need of financial assistance for full-time academic programs primarily in the helping professions.

Eligibility: Academic requirements include:

  • Graduate-level enrollment in a “helping profession” program, such as medicine, human services, the rabbinate, or Jewish communal service;
  • Or vocational or undergraduate training in helping sectors requiring no post-graduate education for employment, such as education or nursing;
  • Or mathematics and engineering, or other sciences;
  • Or performing/fine arts;

Legal domicile in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, or in some cases, Cook County or Northwest Indiana.  Refugees or asylees are encouraged to apply, as citizenship is not a prerequisite.  To apply, go to  For additional information or questions, contact the JVS Scholarship Coordinator at (312) 673-3444 or via e-mail Application deadline: February 15, 2013


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