HIAS Chicago Scholarships will be awarded to students who came to the United States with the assistance of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship; or is 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 with the assistance of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship. Dollar amounts will vary.
In addition, applicants must identify as Jewish; Have lived in the United States for a minimum of 2 years; Demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, community service to the Jewish and broader communities, and a well-thought out educational plan; and plan to begin or continue undergraduate or graduate level education on a full-time basis in a four year college or university in the academic year the scholarship is awarded. If you are selected as a finalist for a HIAS Scholarship, you will be required to submit two letters of recommendation from school faculty/counselors or community activity supervisors.