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    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program

    Offered by JVS Chicago

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 31, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    February 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program offers scholarship funds to help Jewish college and graduate students offset some of their financial burden. To be eligible, applicants must be Jewish, been born and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area*, including Lake County, Indiana or had one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment, intend to return to the Chicago metropolitan area after completing school, and are entering their last two years of an undergraduate program or entering an accredited graduate program in the upcoming academic year. Eligible fields are listed below under “Eligibility Overview.” Selected recipients will earn awards worth up to $4,000 each, which are potentially renewable.

    If you’re an incoming Jewish college upperclassmen or graduate student from the Chicago Metropolitan Area or Lake County, Indiana, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About JVS Chicago

    JVS Chicago administers the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program. Their services include career counseling, job skills training and customized job training, job placement, credit building, small business development, access to capital and more.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students


    U.S. Citizens

    Academic Interest

    Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, Math, Science, Technology, and Society, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Animal/Veterinary Sciences, Chemistry, Medicine, Communications, Education, Law, Religion, Social Services, Visual & Performing Arts, Photography/Photojournalism, Music, Healthcare, Audiology, Dental Health/Services, Pharmacy, Public Health, Therapy/Rehabilitation, Nursing, Business

    Religious Affiliation


    Other Category

    Low Income


    Illinois, Indiana


    Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County, Lake County

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact JVS Chicago at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program is renewable.

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