Scholarships for JS Majors and Minors

Scholarships for Jewish Studies Majors and Minors

Please note: All applications should be submitted by email to scjs@austin.utexas.edu

 

1) David M. Rosenberg Scholarship for Jewish Studies Majors

Purpose: To support first-year Jewish Studies majors.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: November 15, 2021
Eligibility: Any first-year student who has formally declared Jewish Studies as a major. The recipient must plan to be enrolled full-time at UT as a Jewish Studies major in the semester following the application deadline.

Your application includes the following documents:

1.     Completed Application Form
2.     Resume
3.     An essay of up to 350 words in which you describe why you have chosen to major in Jewish Studies and what you hope to gain from your undergraduate education.
4.     A letter of recommendation from an educator, mentor, or other person who can comment on the student's interest in Jewish Studies and their academic aptitude.  The letter should be emailed directly to scjs@austin.utexas.edu

 

2) Henry Weiss Scholarship for Jewish Studies Majors

Purpose: To support Jewish Studies majors.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: November 15, 2021
Eligibility: Any student who has formally declared Jewish Studies as a major, including previous scholarship recipients. 

Please note: Eligible students may apply for this scholarship once per year.  Students may hold the scholarship in consecutive years. 

Your application includes the following documents: 

1.     Completed Application Form
2.     Resume
3.     A PDF of your current UT Transcript (non-official suffices)
4.     An essay of up to 350 words discussing how Jewish Studies has shaped your knowledge about a specific subject and how you expect that knowledge to inform your future academic and/or professional plans or goals.
5.     Letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member. The letter should be emailed directly to scjs@austin.utexas.edu 
 

3) Todd and Dawn Aaron Endowed Presidential Scholarship     

Purpose: To Support excellence among Jewish Studies Majors
Amount: $2,500 over two semesters
Deadline: April 25, 2022
Eligibility: Current Jewish Studies Major.  The recipient will be known as the “Aaron Scholar” for the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded. The recipient must plan to be enrolled at UT for the full academic year (two semesters) following the application deadline.

Please note: Students may apply for this scholarship every year, but may only hold it once during their undergraduate education.

Your application includes the following documents:

1.     Completed Application Form
2.     Resume
3.     A PDF of your current UT Transcript (non-official suffices)
4.     An essay of up to 350 words discussing how Jewish Studies has shaped your knowledge about a specific subject and how you expect that knowledge to inform your future academic and/or professional plans or goals.
5.     Letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member affiliated with the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies with whom you have studied. The letter should be emailed directly to scjs@austin.utexas.edu

 

4) Jewish Studies Minor Scholarship

Purpose: To support Jewish Studies Minors
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: November 15, 2021
Eligibility: Any student who has formally declared Jewish Studies as a major, including previous scholarship recipients.

Please note: Eligible students may apply for this scholarship once per year.  Students may hold the scholarship in consecutive years.

Your application includes the following documents:

1. Completed Application Form
2. Resume
3. A PDF of your current UT Transcript (non-official suffices)
4. An essay of up to 350 words discussing how Jewish Studies has shaped your knowledge about a specific subject and how you expect that knowledge to inform your future academic and/or professional plans or goals.
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If you have any questions, please contact us at scjs@austin.utexas.edu or 512-475-6178


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