VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY (To add more rows, place the cursor at the last cell and press TAB.)
List involvement in communal and professional activities as a volunteer:
Position and Responsibilities
Agency & Address
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
Are you willing and able to relocate upon graduation in order to accept a suitable position in a JCC? Yes No
If limited in relocating, please indicate extent of limits and reasons.
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.
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 mailed by the reference writer to JCC Association. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all letters of reference are received by February 15, 2010.
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/?PageID=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:
The specific source of your interest in becoming a JCC professional
What contribution you hope to make as a professional staff person in a JCC
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
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 paper-clipped to your application.
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.