HIAS Chicago Undergraduate Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Chicago

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Five awards offered annually.
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 lived in Illinois since March 1, or earlier.
  4. Must have immigrated to the United States with his/her family 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 beginning or continuing postsecondary education in an undergraduate or technical program.
  6. Must enroll on a full-time basis.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for Jewish undergraduate 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 and the present. The student must have lived in the United States since March 1 or earlier.

Application requirements for the HIAS Chicago Undergraduate 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, to be held on June 21.

Award Amount: $4,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

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 section of the Jewish United Fund (JUF) 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 family's most recent tax return, or an explanation of why his/her family was not required to file taxes. The complete application packet must be submitted online or mailed to the address provided, and must be received no later than 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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