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JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS ASSOCIATION of NORTH AMERICA

Scholarship Coordinator ∙ JCC Association

520 Eighth Avenue New York NY 10018

(212) 786 - 5093



JCC Association graduate education scholarship program

JCC Associations Graduate Scholarship is designed to help future JCC professionals deepen and enhance their professional knowledge in order to prepare for a career at a JCC. Graduate students pursuing their first degree in a subject area that would enrich the work of the JCC Movement are encouraged to apply!

This scholarship is awarded to 4-6 qualified candidates over a maximum period of two years ($10,000 maximum per school year), depending on eligibility. Applications are due February 1, 2017. Applicants who are moved to the next round of interviews will be notified by March to select a date and time for a Skype interview. The last and final round of interviews is in-person with the Scholarship Committee at JCC Association’s offices in New York City in April 2017 (tbd).



Upon completion of graduate school, scholarship awardees are required to fulfill a
two year work commitment at an affiliated JCC. If the scholarship recipient is unable to fulfill this requirement, the full scholarship must be paid back within (3) months.  

 

Additional documents required to complete your application (more information regarding each bullet will be provided in this application):

  • 3 Letters of Reference

  • 1 Essay

  • 1 Case Study

  • Official Undergraduate Transcript




When completed, please email shecht@jcca.org all parts of your application.

Note: the application should take 45-60 minutes to complete.




SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, FULL TIME STUDENTS

(Must Be Typed or Reproduced by Computer)
Application Deadline — February 1, 2017 Date:

GENERAL INFORMATION


Name:




Address:



Email:




Phone:








Are you legally able to work in the United States or Canada?


GENERAL EDUCATION

Beginning with most recent.


College, Graduate and

Professional Schools Attended

From

Mo. Yr.

Graduation

Mo. Yr.

Degree

Received

Specialized

Field of Study


GPA











































































JEWISH EDUCATION

ALL TYPES.


Schools, Courses Attended

Dates Attended

Degree / Certificate

Subjects Studied
















































Please have the college/university you attended forward an official transcript of your grades:



Scholarship Coordinator ∙ JCC Association

520 Eighth Avenue New York NY 10018




EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Please include ANY experience in a JCC.


Dates of

Employment

Your Title and Brief Description


F/T, P/T, Summer


Agency & Address


Supervisor






























































VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY

List involvement in communal and professional activities as a volunteer.


Dates

Position and Responsibilities

Agency & Address

Reported to:

















































SUPPLEMENTARY TRAINING EXPERIENCES

List the training institutes, courses & workshops in which you participated.




ISRAEL EXPERIENCE

Describe reason and purpose of visit(s).






JEWISH KNOWLEDGE

Brief statement on scope of Jewish knowledge (separate from essay).









SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

List special achievements, honors, publications & scholarships achieved in the prior 24 months.









PLANS FOR GRADUATE STUDY

Please list the schools/programs to which you are applying, the degree(s) you intend to pursue, and your expected date of graduation. If you have already been accepted, please indicate with an *.







School/Program

Degree(s)

Expected Graduation Date

Accepted?

1st choice













2nd choice













3rd choice
















If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, indicated the school and program you are attending, and your expected date of graduation:











Are you willing and able to relocate upon graduation in order to accept a suitable position in a JCC?
If no, please indicate why.





Will you be attending a full-time Master’s Degree program or a part-time program? Please describe the program requirements.






How did you learn about the JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarship Program? (If you were referred by an employee of a JCC or of JCC Association, please include their name).






Please list other scholarships, if any, for which you are also applying or have been awarded.





REFERENCES

Please list below the names of your three references. The references should include at least one faculty member from your college and a previous supervisor or employer. Where applicable, please include references from a professional and a lay leader from a Jewish Community Center. Reference letters written by friends or relatives will not be accepted. You are to contact and request your own reference letters which are to be emailed by the reference writer to shecht@jcca.org. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all letters of reference are received by February 1, 2017.




Name

Email

Phone Number

Relationship







































ESSAY STATEMENTS
A critical component of the application process is the creation of an essay describing your interests and career goals. Additionally, you will choose one of three JCC related case studies and submit your take on the situation presented.
The three case studies and directions for completion can be found on the website: http://www.jccworks.com/?P=gM28CBC3
Your essay and case study provide the selection committee with samples of your writing skills. The reader gains insight to your interest in JCC work and your understanding of the JCC Movement.
Essay
There are four areas that your essay must cover:

  1. The specific source of your interest in becoming a JCC professional

  2. What contribution you hope to make as a professional staff person in a JCC

  3. The area of graduate work you are or will be pursuing and why this area of study will help you become an effective JCC Professional

  4. Any other factor(s) you believe the committee should know about you when considering your application

Please title it “Essay – Your Name”. Be sure that it does not exceed two pages. It must be typed and emailed to Shecht@jcca.org with the rest of your application, case study, references and transcript.



ACCEPTANCE OF CONDITIONS OR 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 accept employment in a Jewish Community Center for two years following completion of my professional education.


Date Name (Signed)




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