Hilb Scholarship

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Cecile Hilb Scholarship

Gus Hilb established the Hilb Scholarship Fund in 1955 in honor of his parents, Mannis and Yetta Hilb. The fund serves residents of Greater Cincinnati by offering the opportunity to apply for a need-based academic scholarship. Applications can be submitted for college/university enrollment, professional training programs, and/or short-term vocational training programs in non-academic fields. A committee of volunteers that is appointed by JVS Careers determines policies and individual allocations. The Cecile Hilb Scholarship falls under the same guidelines.

Hilb candidates are also considered for various other grants administered through JVS Careers. These other funds are reviewed below.

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Guthman Scholarship

In 1998, the Guthman Fund was created to enhance scholarships over that which the Hilb Fund would normally award. These funds are awarded over and above the respective recipients' Hilb awards and are distributed directly to the students. Recipients are chosen based on financial need.

Max and Bertha Saidel Scholarship

Bertha Saidel established a testamentary trust in her will "to aid worthy and deserving Jewish students of Greater Cincinnati in need of financial assistance in securing an education in a medical, engineering, law, or other professional school of a university." These funds are awarded over and above the respective recipients' Hilb awards, and are distributed directly to the students.

Frederick Weiss Scholarship

Candidates for the Hilb Scholarship fund are automatically considered for a Weiss award prior to Hilb decisions as a Weiss grant supersedes eligibility for a Hilb grant. In addition to general Hilb requirements, grants are only made to Jewish applicants. Recipients may be in undergraduate or graduate studies that lead to a degree and professional credentials in the health care field.

Hyman & Jean S. Graff Scholarship

Grants are intended to help Jewish individuals requiring retraining or educational programming to enter a new career path, or to become employable. They may be made to any reputable, accredited, vocational training facility, school, or college/university. Grants are made one at a time, and may not be issued simultaneously with any other administered grant. The grants will be made directly to the school—preferably at the beginning of the program cycle. Grants from this fund are made for only one program/class, with a maximum of two individual grants to the same individual.

Anne and George Heldman Family Scholarship

Beginning in the fall of 2009, the Hilb Committee partnered with the Heldman family to distribute grants to Jewish individuals with significant financial need in our community. The pool of applicants for Heldman Scholarships are pulled from the Hilb applications as acceptance of a Heldman grant will supersede consideration for a Hilb grant. The Heldman Fund grants are issued by a separate committee, made up of two members of the Heldman family.

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Jewish Federation of Cincinnati HILB Scholarship

Administered by JVS Careers

Scholarships include: Cecile Hilb Fund, Yetta & Manus Hilb Endowment Fund, Guthman Fund, Max & Bertha Saidel Scholarship, Hyman & Jean Graff Scholarship, Frederick Weiss Scholarship, Anne & George Heldman Scholarship


Policy Statement

 

Correspondence to:

Scholarship Funds c/o JVS Careers

4540 Cooper Road, Suite 300

Cincinnati, OH 45242

(513) 936-9675 ∙ Email: [email protected]


It is the applicant’s responsibility to comply with all of the procedures established by the Scholarship Fund. Failure to provide the financial and academic documents required for verification, to meet application deadlines or to notify the Scholarship Administrator of any change in an applicant’s financial situation, academic plans or standing may render the application ineligible for consideration by the Scholarship Committee.


DISCLAIMER

IMPORTANT:  Once you begin the electronic application process you must complete entire application, make your payment, and click submit. Do not navigate away from the site during the application process. Applications in progress and incomplete applications will not be saved. After an application has been submitted it is no longer available to be edited.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

GRANTS FOR THE FULL ACADEMIC YEAR (FALL – SUMMER)

  • Applications and supporting documents MUST be received on or before - May 1st, 2023.
  • Each applicant is responsible for scheduling their personal interview with the Scholarship Coordinator, all correspondence must be initiated before May 10th, 2023.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
The following documents must accompany the application:
  • $25.00 Non-Refundable Scholarship Application Processing Fee: This may be paid online by credit card at the end of this form, or by check or money order payable to JVS Careers. Payment must be received before your application will be processed.
  • Most Recent Grade Transcript or report card for academic work completed at the high school or college level.
  • Student's Income Tax Return (Form 1040) for the 2021 calendar year.
  • Parents' Income Tax Return(s) (Form 1040), for the 2021 calendar year, if student is a dependent. If parents are divorced, income tax forms from both parents are requested.
  • A Copy of the School Financial Aid Award Notice as well as copies of the College Scholarship Service's Student Aid Report (SAR) and documentation of determinations regarding Federal, State and private aid, as soon as they become available.
  • Documentation of the Total Amount of All Student Loans To-Date, if any.  
  • A Copy of the Student’s projected expenses (printout from website, or other school materials that show costs). If not available, documentation from the preceding academic year should be provided for estimation purposes until the new Financial Aid Award Notice and budget become available.
  • Completed Scholarship Application and Typed Essay (See application for additional details).



Please Note:  Each applicant is responsible for scheduling their personal interview.


Application Essay – Required of All Applicants

  • Essays should be double spaced, 12 point font and preferably fit on one side of a single sheet of paper. (Maximum two single sided pages).
  • Essays should include: Your career plans and goals. Explanation of why you should receive a scholarship.
REQUIREMENTS

  • Grades: Entering Freshman must have at least a 2.5 high school cumulative grade point average.
  • Undergraduate students must obtain and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.
  • Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to be eligible for grants.
  • Exceptions will be made when there are extenuating circumstances and for cases where a student may have a documented learning and/or other disabilities and is achieving to potential. Individuals with a documented learning or other disability, with a grade point average below the minimum grade requirements are encouraged to apply.
  • All GPAs are based on a 4 point scale, failure to maintain the required grades may effect current and future grants.
  • Financial Aid from Other Sources: Students are expected to apply for and notify the Scholarship Administrator of any other financial assistance for which they may be eligible from the Federal and State Governments, the school and any other sources.
  • Applicant’s Contribution: Students are expected to earn and contribute towards their education during the school year and /or over the summer, unless their required course load makes it impossible to work.
  • Residency: Each applicant must be a current resident of Greater Cincinnati. Independent students must currently live in the designated area and for a two-year period prior to enrolling in college or vocational training.  The families of Dependent students must meet the same requirement.
  • Household Income: Household income cannot exceed $144,000, based on adjusted gross income from 2021 tax information. 

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ADDITIONAL POLICY INFORMATION

  • Grants can be made for attendance at any accredited college or vocational school at either the graduate or the undergraduate level.
  • Students may receive up to a total of five (5) years of scholarship funding, that may include undergraduate and graduate study, and the funding years do not have to be consecutive.
  • A student's status as dependent: The determination of a student’s status as ‘Independent’ versus ‘Dependent’ shall be carefully examined in considering financial need.  Students ages 23 and above, graduate students of any age, veterans of the armed forces and wards of any court are considered ‘Independent’.  A student, age 22 or younger, shall have ‘Independent’ status if the student’s parents have not claimed them as ‘Dependent’ on their Income Tax Returns for the two (2) years prior to the year of college attendance.
  • Grants are made on a year-to-year basis and are NOT automatically renewed. Grant recipients must submit a new application and the required documentation in compliance with the application deadlines, stated herein, for each year that they seek funding. All applications submitted will automatically be considered for all JVS Careers administered funds.


Applicant's Acknowledgement

Please complete this Applicant's Acknowledgement stating that you have read and understand the above information.

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Eligibility Check
Please complete the eligibility check for the Upcoming Academic Year


Please enter numbers only. If you're a dependent student, please enter your parents'/guardians' total income from 2021. If you're an independent student, please enter your total household income (you and your spouse if married).

If your GPA is less than 2.5, and you have a documented learning or other disability, please contact the scholarship administrator at [email protected] or (513)-936-9675 to verify your eligibility before submitting this application.

Upcoming Academic Year

Please enter numbers only. If you're a dependent student, please enter your parents'/guardians' total income from 2020. If you're an independent student, please enter your total household income (you and your spouse if married).


Please enter a number e.g 4.0


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Scholarship Application

Demographics

Information on this form is confidential. All applicable sections of the form must be completed and application must be submitted with required information, as outlined in the accompanying Policy Statement


Applicant Information

Enrollment Information

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For Dependent Students Only

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Budget for the Upcoming School Year


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The signature below authorizes
(school) to release financial analysis and scholarship assistance information about me, as well as copies of my regular grade reports to the Scholarship Funds c/o College Scholarship Administrator, JVS Careers. 

Upload Most Recent Grade Transcript or Report Card

Upload Applicant's Income Tax Return (for year prior to previous calendar year)


Upload Parents' Income Tax Return(s) (for year prior to previous calendar year)


Copy of the School Financial Aid Award Notice

Copy of College Scholarship Service's (SAR)

Federal, State, or Private Aid Documents

Document Of Total Amount of All Student Loans To-Date, if any

A Copy of the Student’s projected expenses (printout from website, or other school materials that show costs). If not available, documentation from the preceding academic year should be provided for estimation purposes until the new Financial Aid Award Notice and budget become available.

Typed Essay (See application for additional detail)


Payment Method Information

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Credit Card Payment Information



Pay by Check or Money Order

$25.00 Non-Refundable Scholarship Application Processing Fee paid by check or money order must be payable to JVS Careers and sent to:

JVS Careers
ATTN: Scholarships
4540 Cooper Road
Suite 300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
(513) 936-9675

Payment must be received before your application will be processed.
Ineligibility Status
Thank you for your interest in applying for this scholarship. You are not eligible for the scholarship at this time.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Scholarship Funds c/o JVS Careers

4540 Cooper Road, Suite 300

Cincinnati, OH 45242


Email: [email protected]


Phone: (513)936-9675