Chicago Benton Bernstein Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Chicago

Number of Awards & Eligibility: There are five awards available for both this scholarship and the HIAS Chicago Career Enhancement Scholarship.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be Jewish.
  3. Must have immigrated to the United States before March 1, and must be residing in Illinois.
  4. Must have immigrated to the United States through the assistance of HIAS Chicago and/or applied for permanent residency or citizenship with the assistance of HIAS Chicago between Jan. 1, 2000 and the present.
  5. Must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a professional study program.
  6. Must be studying in one of the helping professions. HIAS Chicago broadly defines 'helping professions'; these may include fields such as medical, nursing, social work, psychology, counseling, and working with immigrants.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for Jewish graduate students who immigrated to the United States through the assistance of HIAS Chicago and/or applied for permanent residency or citizenship with the assistance of HIAS Chicago between Jan. 1, 2000- present. The student must be enrolled in professional study in one of the helping professions.

Application requirements for the Chicago Benton Bernstein Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Tax return
  • Interview
Additional Information: Students must demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, assistance to their community, and a well-thought-out educational plan. Students must be able to attend an interview with a staff member of Jewish Child and Family Services during the period between March 7 and April 1. If selected as a winner, the student must be able to receive his/her award at the Annual Meeting of the HIAS Chicago board of directors.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Applications are available online on the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Chicago website. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following: a one-page essay that describes his/her immigration experience, and the effect that immigration has had upon his/her life; and a copy of his/her parents' or his/her (if independent) most recent tax return, or an explanation of why his/her family was not required to file taxes. The complete application packet must be completed online or mailed to the address provided by the deadline date. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Contact: Jessica Schaffer
Address: HIAS Chicago, Scholarship Applications 216 W. Jackson, Suite 700 Chicago, Illinois 60606-6921

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