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JCCs of NORTH AMERICA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

The JCC Movement is a great place to build a career for people who really like people. JCCs welcome into their doors the full diversity of the North American population. Infants to the frail elderly—and everyone in between—receives services at the JCC, so Jewish Community Centers need staff members from a wide variety of fields—from personal trainers to early-childhood educators to financial professionals. JCCs are large, complicated organizations that demand highly skilled professional management, and they are eager to help good people succeed.

The JCC Association Graduate Scholarship Program provides financial aid for students to use towards a master's degree that will lead to or enhance professional careers in the Jewish Community Center movement.

The scholarship program’s purposes are three fold:

1.       Through a competitive selection process, identify those with potential to be “future stars” in the JCC movement and invest money in their education.

2.       Through JCC internship/placement, contact with JCC Association staff, and professional development opportunities, prepare scholars for what to expect during professional commitment period.

3.       Provide JCCs with entry to mid level professionals, armed with an advanced degree, a developed understanding of the JCC movement, and a commitment to the JCC.

Over 350 JCC, YM-YWHA, and summer camp sites located in 150 Jewish communities throughout North America belong to the JCC Movement. Employment in JCCs is meaningful, exciting, and challenging work, and with the potential for professional advancement, and a rewarding lifetime career.



GRADUATE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - FULL TIME STUDENTS 

To download this year's scholarship application, please visit the Full Time Requirements page.

The JCCs of North America Graduate Education Scholarship Program is designed to deepen and enhance the professional knowledge of current and future JCC professionals. Incorporating classroom study, internships, networking opportunities, professional development conferences and seminars, JCC Association Graduate Scholars are on the fast track to become effective and successful JCC professionals.

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 Association 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 Jewish communal service, nonprofit management or MBA, public policy, sports management, health and physical education, Jewish studies, social work, early childhood education, and many others.

All graduate scholars must complete a field placement at a JCC during their studies. These placements will be worked out individually with the scholarship coordinator and the JCC. Applicants must be committed to beginning their career in the JCC Movement. Recipients agree to work in the JCC Movement for two years post graduation. 

JCC Association will work with recipients to help secure positions upon graduation. If, however, recipients are unable to gain JCC employment post-graduation, the scholarship reverts to an interest free loan and JCC Association may begin the collection process of all scholarship money awarded. The collection process will begin 90 days after graduation. Please contact the scholarship coordinator for questions regarding this policy.


TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - FULL TIME JCC PROFESSIONALS

To download this year's TAP application, visit the TAP Requirements page.

Current full-time JCC employees pursuing graduate studies part-time can apply for tuition assistance for up to a two year period (applicants whose studies last longer than two years may re-apply once after the initial two year period). The amount of tuition assistance received is based on the recipients full-time JCC salary and can be as much as $2,000 per school year. While in school, tuition assistance recipients must continue to work full time in the JCC Movement in order to receive their award.


QUESTIONS?
Call, write, or email:                                                                                            

Scholarship Coordinator
JCC Association
520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Telephone: (212) 532-5114 
Fax: (212) 481 - 4174
E-mail: scholarship@jcca.org