J. W. B. Seeks to Attract Jewish Center Workers Through Scholarships

Scholarships and work-study plans valued between $25,000 and $35,000 are available for persons who are interested in a professional career in a Jewish Community Center or YMHA, it was announced today by the National Jewish Welfare Board.

The scholarships and work-study plans will be used in connection with students professional social work education. They are part of a major effort to alleviate the critical shortage of trained professional group workers in Jewish Community Centers and YM-YWHA’s across the nation. Sponsors of the scholarships and work-study plans are Jewish Community-Centers, scholarship foundations, schools of social work of universities throughout the country, and various sections of JWB.

The scholarships range from $200 to $1,500 a year for two years, while the work-study plans provide from 70 percent to 100 percent of the salary of a beginning worker. Work-study plans make it possible for students to be employed by an agency and obtain professional education at the same time. The work week of each student under the arrangement includes, in addition to class work, approximately 20 hours of field work and another 10 to 15 hours of part-time work.

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