“The Hilb Scholarship is an amazing opportunity; my only wish is that I had applied for it sooner,” said Eli, a senior at the University of Cincinnati. “It’s really helped me focus on my schoolwork, instead of worrying about how to pay for classes.”
Since 1955, The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Hilb Scholarship has been providing need-based financial assistance to students in the Cincinnati Jewish community.
“The Hilb Scholarship Fund is committed to making funds available for students who want to further their education after high school, and adults who want additional education and training,” said JVS Career Services CEO, Joni Burton.
Gus Hilb established the Hilb Scholarship Fund at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati in 1955 in honor of his parents, Mannis and Yetta Hilb, and since its inception it has been administered by JVS Career Services.
“College was something that I was kind of worried about how to pay for,” shared Ashley Schlaeger who is in her third year at The Ohio State University. “I knew my parents would help me a little bit, but having the scholarship going in to college really helped me financially. It’s also helped me to keep my grades up, because one of the requirements is that you have a GPA of 3.0 or above.”
99 Hilb scholarships totaling more than several hundred thousand dollars were awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year.
“I love watching the students succeed, and getting to know each of them individually,” said Kasey Rouse, Scholarship Coordinator at JVS Career Services. “I love that I have the chance to make a difference in so many lives.”
The Hilb Scholarship isn’t the only opportunity available to students. Additional funds include the Anne and George Heldman Family Scholarship Fund, the Saidel Award, the Guthman Award, the Graff Award, and the Weiss Award, which are available to subsections of the scholarship applicant pool.
Students interested in applying for any of the scholarships administered by JVS Career Services should keep the deadline to submit the application in mind:
May 1, 2020 is the last day to submit an application for the 2020-2021 academic year and make an appointment for an interview with the scholarship administrator
Scholarship assistance is just one of the many services that JVS Career Services offers to students. The agency also works with students on career coaching, resume writing, networking, and interviewing skills. As students approach the end of their schooling, JVS Career Services helps students find internships or jobs after graduation.