The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Chicago (HIAS Chicago) began in the hearts and deeds of the Chicago Jewish community around 1900. Loosely organized in small associations within the city, its founders worked informally with the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of New York, which later became the international HIAS organization.
Graduate applicants must be currently enrolled, or accepted for enrollment in: professional study in one of the helping professions for the Benton Bernstein Scholarships, or a graduate level program for the Career Enhancement scholarships.
-A Jewish immigrant to the United States who immigrated with his or her family with the assistance of HIAS Chicago or
-A U.S.-born child or grandchild of a Jewish immigrant to the U.S. who was assisted by HIAS Chicago and/or applied for permanent residency (i.e. a "green card") or citizenship with the assistance of HIAS Chicago
-Have lived in the United States for a minimum of 2 years
-Demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, community service to the Jewish general community, and a well-thought-out educational plan
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.