2021-2022 GENERAL INFORMATION & APPLICATION FORM

JCC Association’s Professional Development Scholarship Program is designed to help current, full-time JCC professionals deepen and enhance their professional knowledge to advance their career at a Jewish Community Center or Jewish Community Camp (JCC). Applications for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 are now being accepted. Continue reading for more information…

Scholarships are available for:

  1. Postgraduate degrees  
  2. Certification in a specific area
  3. Continuing education (e.g., one class on a specific subject)

Eligibility: To qualify for a JCC Association Professional Development Scholarship, you must meet both of these criteria:

  • Have completed at least one year of full-time employment in your current role at your JCC
  • Pursue a degree on a full- or part-time basis

Available Funding: Professional Scholarship recipients may receive up to $5,000 per pay period (up to a total of $20,000)

  • Scholarships will be awarded according to an academic calendar (e.g., Fall Semester/Spring Semester).
  • Scholarships for certificates and continuing education will be awarded based on the cost of the program and depending upon available funds.
  • All scholarship funds will be paid upon completion of a traditional academic semester (e.g., at the end of December or May). Payment will only be processed after scholarship recipients provide JCC Association with proof of completion of the semester and confirmation of continued employment.

Deadlines: The application deadline for all JCC Association Professional Development Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year (both fall and spring semesters) is May 28, 2021.

Application Process

  1. Submit a Complete Application: (See chart below and gather application materials)
  2. Interview(s): All degree-seeking applicants will be required to interview with a member of JCC Association’s staff. In addition, JCC Association’s Professional Development Team may also request an interview with applicants.
  3. Notification: Applicants will be notified by July 1, 2021 about their status as a JCC Association Professional Development Scholar.

A complete application includes these materials, and failure to provide all required documents will disqualify applicants from consideration.

Re-Certification

Recipients who are awarded a multi-year scholarship must re-certify their scholarship eligibility annually by providing proof of employment, proof of registration, and their previous semester grades (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required) to continue to receive scholarship funding. Additional information about re-certification will be provided pending receipt of a scholarship award.

Work Requirement

Depending upon the total amount of scholarship funding awarded, recipients may be required to continue to work for a JCC for a specific amount of time following completion of the education funded by JCC Association (see chart below). This requirement can be fulfilled at any affiliated JCC.

Scholarship funds of individuals who fail to complete the required employment will be considered an interest-free loan, and recipients will be required to repay JCC Association the full amount of the award.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

GENERAL INFORMATION
Which Scholarship Program are you applying to? (Please only mark one): *
Is your JCC/Camp giving you financial support for any portion of your education? *
GENERAL EDUCATION
 
Please fill out your general education history, beginning with the most recent.
 College, Graduate and Professional Schools AttendedFrom Mo. Yr.Graduate Mo. Yr.Degree receivedField of studyGPA
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WORK EXPERIENCE
 
Please fill out your recent work history, beginning with the most recent.
 Your Title and Brief DescriptionF/T, P/T, SummerAgency & AddressSupervisor
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Please list the schools/programs to which you are applying, the degree(s) you intend to pursue, how many credits you plan on taking (whether that is part-time or full-time), and your expected date of graduation. If you are applying for one of our partnership programs (information can be found at jcca.org/scholarships) please indicate with an *.
 School/ProgramDegree(s)Expected credits/semesterExpected Graduation DateAccepted?
1st choice
2nd choice
3rd choice
If you are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, indicate the school and program you are attending, how many credits you are taking per semester, and your expected date of graduation. 
FOR CERTIFICATE-SEEKING APPLICANTS (ALL OTHERS PLEASE SKIP)
FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION APPLICANTS (ALL OTHERS PLEASE SKIP)
 
FOR ALL APPLICANTS





ACCEPTANCE OF CONDITIONS & COMMITMENTS OF SCHOLARSHIP
I am aware of the conditions of the scholarship for which I am applying and I am ready to commit myself to the requirements outlined above.
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