Scholarships, Loans, Financial Assistance

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Academic Scholarships *

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Fax: (312) 553-5544
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish full-time college and graduate students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available primarily for those with financial need who are pursuing careers in the helping professions.

Chicago Community Israel Program Scholarships *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5031
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 444-2895, (312) 444-2904
Email: israelexperience@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/israel_experience

Financial need-based (through age 28) and merit-based (through age 23) scholarships for high school and college students and young adults for approved Israel Experience programs of work, study, and travel. Spring and Fall deadlines each year.

Ehrlich Student Loan Program *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5043
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Fax: (312) 444-2086
Email: ehrlichstudentloan@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/college/ehrlich.aspx

Provides subsidized, low interest educational loans to students in the metropolitan Chicago Jewish community. Made possible by a generous bequest from Mrs. Shirley Ehrlich to the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Subsidizes the loan while you are enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited undergraduate and graduate program. You'll make no payments nor accrue any interest payments on your loan while you are in school. You can borrow up to $10,000 a year, up to a total of $20,000.

Jewish Residential Summer Camp Scholarship Program *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street, Suite 5031
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: 312-444-2895, 312-444-2904
Email: jewishcamp@juf.org
Web: www.juf.org/teens/ict_grants.aspx

Supplemental funding, based on financial need, to help youngsters attend an eligible midwestern Jewish residential summer camp; applications available from camp offices.

JUF Right Start *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street, Suite 5132
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: 312-357-4851
Email: rightstart@juf.org
Web: www.juf.org/rightstart
Contact: Rachel Fried

JUF Right Start provides a financial voucher for families enrolling their children in a Jewish early childhood program for the first time.

Kehillah Jewish Education Fund

8180 McCormick Blvd
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (224) 470-2926
Fax: (847) 745-1735
Email: nsiegal@kehillahfund.org
Web: http://www.kehillahfund.org
Contact: Nesanel Siegal, Executive Director

Encourages and enables every Jewish child to pursue and receive a meaningful, passionate, enjoyable, superior Jewish and secular education. Kehillah Fund aims to make that education available and affordable through a funding system that will finance the education now and into the future, guaranteeing that our children and grandchildren remain Jewish.

One Happy Camper *

Foundation for Jewish Camp
Jewish United Fund
Phone: (312) 357-4995
Email: rachelwhite@juf.org
Web: http://www.onehappycamper.org
Contact: Rachel White

The Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago offer opportunities to make sure that every child has access to an unforgettable Jewish summer experience. One Happy Camper offers incentive grants of up to $1,000 for children attending nonprofit, Jewish overnight camp for the first time for 19 days or longer.

BunkConnect, the newest, easiest way for income-eligible families with first-time campers to find great summer experiences at participating overnight camps offering special rates of 40 to 60% off. The program is specifically designed for families for whom Jewish camp might not be financially feasible-including families with middle incomes, Jewish day school families, and first-time campers who are not receiving a One Happy Camper grant. Search for the right Jewish camp for your child at BunkConnect.org .

Shomrim Society of Illinois

P.O. Box 59258
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 506-0171
Email: president@shomrimillinois.org
Web: http://www.shomrimillinois.org
Contact: Cmdr. Marc S. Buslik

Society of Jewish police officers.

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