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Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program

Offered by JVS Chicago

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 18, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

Application deadline:

February 1, 2024

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


US Citizens

Academic Interest

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

Religious Affiliation


Other Category

Low Income


Illinois, Indiana

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.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

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

Is this scholarship renewable?

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

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

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