Are you a member of a Jewish Community Center (JCC)? Are you interested in working for the JCC and supporting your religious community directly in a professional capacity? If so, if you are planning on pursuing graduate studies, you might qualify for the JCC North American Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship awards up to $10,000 to full time students over a period of 1-2 years. You can be majoring in any field so long as it could lead to a career in the JCC. Relevant fields include social work, political science, early childhood education, and more. If you have questions about which fields are applicable, call the JCC Graduate Scholarship coordinator and ask.
If you become a graduate scholar through the JCC’s program, you will need to complete a field placement with the help of your individual scholarship coordinator. This will facilitate your transition to professional life after your education is complete. This scholarship carries an obligation of two years of work in the JCC Movement after you earn your graduate degree. If you are passionately committed to the Jewish community, this is a wonderful opportunity, no matter what field you are interested in studying or working in. Good luck!