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General Information

Name JCCs of North America Graduate Scholarship Program
Number of Awards
Award Value $3,000 - $10,000
Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until February 1
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Contact Information

Scholarship Coordinator
Jewish Community Center Association
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, New York 10018
Phone (212)786-5111
Fax (212)481-4174

Scholarship Description

Qualified recipients of the JCCs of North America Graduate Scholarship will deepen and enhance their professional knowledge to become effective and successful JCC professionals. Over 350 JCC, YM-YWHA, and summer camp sites located in 150 Jewish communities throughout North America belong to the JCC Association Family. Employment in JCCs is meaningful, exciting, and challenging work, and with the potential for professional advancement, a rewarding lifetime career.

Full-time students receive up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement. As a JCC of North America Graduate scholar, each recipient will participate in a program of selected JCC Association educational experiences and career development seminars. Acceptable graduate degrees include social work, Jewish communal service, nonprofit management or MBA, public policy, sports management, health and physical education, Jewish studies, education, and many others. Those students attending schools that require an internship or fieldwork must be placed in a JCC – preferably during the second year of study.

Recipients agree to work in the JCC Movement for two years post graduation. Applicants must be committed to a career in the JCC Movement. If applicants are unable to gain employment post-graduation, the scholarship must be repaid in full after three months. Current full-time JCC employees pursuing graduate studies part-time can receive up to $3,000 per year for a one or two-year period. While in school, recipients must continue to work full time in the JCC Movement in order to maintain their tuition assistance.