At its core, Hasidah is an organization dedicated to helping the Jewish people. To say our focus is on building families is also to say we focus on the Jewish future. Jewish professionals share a special role in supporting the current Jewish community and making it sustainable for future generations to come.
Many Jewish professionals, as non-profit employees, do not earn wages or have extensive benefits like private or corporate sector employees. Already dedicating a significant portion of their lives to the Jewish people, Hasidah believes that funding to help those professionals trying to start a family, who are facing infertility or other fertility challenges, is an especially appropriate way to further our mission and show our support of our shared commitment to the Jewish people.
The scholarship program is based on the full grant program that Hasidah provides; however the funding is limited to $1000 for IVF procedures if funding is available. The program is run based on the availability of funds and scholarships are not guaranteed to all applicants.
As with all Hasidah financial assistance, the following guidelines apply.
- All funds awarded must be used within 365 days of the award date.
- All monies will be paid directly to service providers such as clinics, labs or pharmacies. No monies will be given directly to applicants.
- Funds may not be used to reimburse for services already received.
The Jewish Professionals Scholarship Program is a limited program based on the following qualifications of applicants. Applicant(s):
- Are Jewish and Judaism is the sole religion observed in the home.
- Are Permanent US resident – applicants must have legal U.S. residency status, such as citizenship, green card, work permit or white card.
- Are employed at Jewish organization (501c3) and/or specifically in a Jewish capacity (educators, communal service worker, rabbis, cantors, chaplains, etc)
- Have sufficient and regular income to support a family; would nonetheless benefit from some financial assistance to offset treatment costs.
- Have health insurance but do not have coverage for IVF.
- Will be receiving IVF treatments at a clinic that reports statistics to and whose doctors are members of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and has acceptable success rates for appropriate procedures.
Our goal is building families, not funding treatments. In that regard, Hasidah reserve the right to decline applicants who do not have a reasonable likelihood of success from treatment. We also strongly encourage full genetic screening to ensure success and the health of any children resulting from treatment. (See www.jscreen.org)
If you are interested to learn more or find out if applications are being accepted, please contact us.