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CJP to award grants and interest free loans to college students

Journal Correspondent

MARCH 29, 2018 – High school students and current college students from the North Shore are encouraged to apply for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year that will be announced by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston.

CJP is now accepting applications for financial assistance from students. The program is administered by Jewish Vocational Service Boston, which manages the application process, interviewing and fund distribution.

The average award is between $3,200-$3,700, according to CJP. Applicants are considered on the basis of economic need and are expected to have exhausted all other available resources including college financial aid awards as well as federal, state and other private funds.

The CJP is eager to spread the word to families on the North Shore who may not be aware of the program, according to Marblehead resident Helaine Hazlett, a member of the CJP’s North Shore development committee. She encourages North Shore Jewish high school students to learn about the program and apply for the grants.

“If you have need, it is very likely that you would be awarded a grant from CJP,” she wrote in an email.

“The needs are tremendous,” Hazlett told the Journal.

Students attending two-year or four-year accredited institutions as well as vocational certificate programs are eligible for the CJP program. Primary consideration is given to Jewish students.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018 for upperclassmen and May 15, 2018 for fall 2018 freshman.

To request an application, please go to: www.jvs-boston.org/scholarship or email scholarship@jvs-boston.org.

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