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CCIP College Student/Young Adult Scholarship Program

The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation's Chicago Community Israel Program (CCIP) and Joseph A. Hochberg Scholarship Fund provide need-based scholarships for college students and young adults (up to 28 years old) who participate in an approved Israel Experience program. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage the development of Jewish identity and to nourish greater commitment to Israel and the Chicago Jewish community.

Eligibility requirements:
* Applicant must be between the ages of 17 and 28
* Applicant must demonstrate financial need
* Applicant must reside or attend school in metropolitan Chicago
* Applicant must have graduated high school
* Applicant must have applied or be in the process of applying to an approved Israel Experience program
* Applicant must be committed to participating in communal Jewish activities after returning from Israel

Application & selection information:
* Applicant must participate in a personal interview
* All applicants age 26 and under must submit their parent's most recent Federal income tax returns as well as their own
* Applicants who reside outside Chicago but attend school in the Chicago area must apply for financial aid through their local Federation
* Parents are urged to contribute according to their financial ability even if applicant is legally independent, and applicants are expected to make an appropriate contribution toward the cost of the program
* Scholarship priority is given to applicants who have never been to Israel, although those who have previously traveled to Israel may still apply
* Prior involvement in Jewish communal activities is not a requirement for receiving a financial need-based scholarship
* No full scholarships are awarded

Application Availability & Deadlines:
For winter and spring programs - applications are available mid-September and due November 1.
For summer and fall programs - applications are available mid-January and due March 1.

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