The Chicago Benton Bernstein Scholarship was established to give financial support to the graduate students who are Jewish and has immigrated to the United States through the assistance that was extended by Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Chicago, and or a Jewish who has applied for a permanent residency or citizenship with the aid of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Chicago from January 1, 2000 up to the present.
In order to qualify for the Chicago Benton Bernstein Scholarship, the candidate is required to be enrolled in a professional study in any of the helping professions. This scholarship program is awarded by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Chicago, and the amount of financial assistance that Chicago Benton Bernstein Scholarship offers is worth $5,000. This scholarship award is given every year and is non- renewable.
There are 5 awards given both for the Chicago Benton Bernstein Scholarship and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Chicago Career Enhancement Scholarship. For the Jewish graduate student who wishes to take advantage of this scholarship program may access the application through Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Chicago website.
Along with the completed application, there are other requirements that Chicago Benton Bernstein Scholarship requires from its potential recipients and that is an essay written by the applicant that tells about the candidate’s personal immigration experience, as well as the effect that the immigration has brought to his or her life. Aside from the personal essay of the applicant, he or she is also required to submit a copy of his or her parents’ most recent tax return.