The HIAS Board of Directors has announced the opening for its 2013 scholarship applications. The application period closes Feb. 8, 2013. A total of $32,000 will be awarded at the HIAS annual meeting on June 25, 2013.
HIAS scholarships have had an enormous positive impact on the lives of young, Jewish immigrants to help them build their future in the USA.
“This scholarship has meant a great deal for me because it completely eliminated the worry of finances for my first year at college,” said HIAS scholarship winner Inga Gurevich, who is studying Actuarial Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Instead of thinking about loans I get to think about how to keep my 4.0 GPA.”
HIAS scholarships, which have been in existence since 1990, offer assistance to undergraduates, graduates and students in a course of professional study. To be eligible for one of these $4,000 scholarships, the applicant must be a Jewish immigrant to the United States who:
• Immigrated with his/her family with the assistance of HIAS Chicago, and/or
• Applied for permanent residency (i.e., a “green card”) or citizenship with the assistance of HIAS Chicago
• Must have lived in the United States for a minimum of two years
• Plans to begin, or will be continuing post-secondary education on a full-time basis in a college, university or technical school in the 2013-2014 academic year
• Demonstrates academic excellence, financial need, assistance to the community to the community, and a well thought out educational plan
“HIAS Chicago’s scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students recognize the many talents that our immigrants contribute to their new country,” said Suzanne Franklin, Director of HIAS Chicago. “They are exceptional examples of talent, intellectual excellence and commitment to service to the community. They inspire us all to be the best we can!”
Since 1911, HIAS Chicago has been a leader in the community, assisting people through the immigration process. Through its caring, knowledgeable staff and proud partnership with Jewish Child & Family Services, HIAS Chicago provides a broad spectrum of immigration services to those who need them.
For more information on how to apply, visit www.hiaschicago.org or call (312) 357-4666.