NEW YORK (Dec. 23)
Nearly three times the number of scholarships and work-study plans are available for young men and women interested in Jewish Community Center work as a career than was available a year ago, the National Jewish Welfare Board announced today.
The biggest increase is in the number of work-study plans, which this year number 24 as compared with three last year. Work-study plans are arrangements which make it possible for students to be employed by an agency and obtain their professional social work education at the same time. Scholarship plans this year number 20, compared with last year’s ten. There are two loans available this year, while last year there was only one. Scholarships available have a total value of $55,000, while work-study plans have a total value of more than $100,000.
Sixty-one young men and women are currently studying group work in preparation for professional careers in YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers on scholarships and work-study plans, the JWB reported. Of this number, 34 students are enrolled in schools of social work on scholarships and 20 are working in community centers and studying for their degrees at the same time under work-study arrangements. Seven additional students are receiving their training under both scholarships and work-study plans.