Thank you for your interest in the HIAS Immigration & Citizenship College Scholarship Program.
Scholarships for the 2023/2024 school year are now closed. Check back in November 2023 for updates about the 2024/2025 application process.
HIAS Immigration & Citizenship Scholarships are offered in the following categories:
For individuals who identify as Jewish, and were assisted (or whose family was assisted) by HIAS Immigration & Citizenship in Chicago specifically:
Awarded to high school seniors beginning post-secondary education in a 4 year college or university on a full-time basis, or college students continuing in undergraduate or technical study.
Awarded to students enrolling or continuing enrollment in a graduate level educational program.
Purdue Scholars Award
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolling or continuing enrollment in Purdue University.
For anyone regardless of faith or background, who was assisted (or whose family was assisted) by HIAS Immigration & Citizenship in Chicago specifically:
Benton Bernstein Scholarships
Awarded to a student enrolling or continuing in a course of study in one of the helping professions such as medicine, social work or psychology.
Additional Eligibility Criteria
All applicants must identify as one of the following:
- An individual who came to the United States with the assistance of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship; OR
- A U.S.-born child or grandchild of someone who immigrated to the United States with the assistance of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship; OR
- Someone who applied, or whose family applied, for Permanent Residency (i.e. a “Green Card") or citizenship or DACA with the assistance of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship.
Questions? Contact Jessica Schaffer: JessicaSchaffer@JCFS.org