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About JCYS Tuition Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2021-2022 summer and school year programming are now closed.

If you have any questions, please email scholarships@jcys.org.

JUF Right Start Scholarships

Looking for information about JUF Right Start scholarships (signature voucher for the first child to attend a Jewish early childhood education program or a sibling voucher for additional children)? All JCYS Family Centers are JUF Right Start-affiliated and children enrolled in JCYS early childhood education programs are eligible for these scholarships. However, please note that JCYS does not administer JUF Right Start scholarships. If you would like to learn more about this program or apply, please see the JUF website here.

JCYS Scholarship FAQs

Have you decided on my award yet? When will I be notified about my award?

The committee meets regularly during the scholarship process and parents will be notified by email once their award is finalized. For those who submit their applications by the March 5 deadline, you will be notified of your award in April; for those who submit their applications by the May 7 deadline, you will be notified of your award in June. Unfortunately, we can’t comment on individual awards before notifications are sent out.

Can I get a scholarship for Park District camps or other programs through JCYS?

No. JCYS only awards scholarships to children enrolled in JCYS programs, and the scholarships only go towards JCYS tuition. We are unable to help families with tuition assistance for non-JCYS programs.