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Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

Scholarships for graduate school are not as plentiful as those for undergraduate, but they are out there.

Here is a short list of scholarships open to students working towards their master’s degree. To search online for additional scholarships, use terms that fit your personal circumstances and demographic. Scholarships might be available for returning adults, single parents, members of specific professional organizations, members of specific ethnic or religious groups, students preparing to work in specific fields, or students who live in a specific geographic area, for example.

These scholarships were active at the time that this list was created, but details often change. Check the specific scholarship-granting organization for current requirements and deadlines.

Another resource worth exploring is:

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
June Deadline
Available to all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

City of Chicago CSBG Scholarship
Spring deadline
Need-based for full-time students who live in Chicago.

Complete Web Resources Academic Scholarship
January Deadline
Applicants must write an essay that influenced their perspective on a social issue.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarships
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000
February deadline
Applicants must be Jewish, intend to remain working in the Chicago area after graduation, and demonstrate financial need.

Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program
February/March deadline
Open to college and graduate students younger than 23 years old. Applicant must have applied to or be in the process of applying to an approved Israel Experience program.

Jewish Vocational Services
Scholarship amount varies
February deadline
Need-based for Jewish full-time college or graduate students in Chicago metro area.

Lance Surety Bond Associates College Scholarship
December Deadline
Available to all students at any accredit post-secondary institution.

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
October Deadline
The International Doctoral scholarships for students specializing in Jewish fields is to help train qualified individuals for careers in Jewish scholarship and research and Jewish educational, religious, and communal for leadership positions.

National Woman’s Studies Association
Amount Varies
March Deadline
The Jewish Caucus Scholarship is for women intending to go to a post-secondary institution interested in Jewish Studies.


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