Center for Jewish Studies Scholarships Deadline March 15, 2010

The University of Wisconsin Center for Jewish Studies annually offers a series scholarships to the student body. For more information please contact the Center for more information at 608-265-4763 or the website at www.jewishstudies.wisc.edu

  • Submission Deadline: March 26, 2010
  • Faculty are welcome to nominate more than one student for a particular award, provided that they rank the nominations. Please include appropriate address for notification after the award has been granted. Applicants should be currently enrolled students at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1. The Robert and Beverly Natelson Family Award in Jewish Studies

Amount: up to $3,000/yr

The award will be given to the best undergraduate or graduate student working in the area of Jewish Studies. Criteria for selection will be a combination of merit and need. The application for the award consists of a paper written for a Jewish Studies course, a one page statement of interest in Jewish Studies which, if financial need exists, should be accompanied by a one paragraph description of that need, and letters of recommendation from two faculty members in Jewish Studies.

2. Robert Berman Family Undergraduate or Graduate Research Award

Amount: $1,000/yr

This fund will be used to support research for undergraduate or graduate students. The flexible funds may be used for research- related travel (including travel to resources [e.g., archives, oral history interviews, etc.] and to other venues essential for carrying out work on an undergraduate or graduate thesis, as well as travel to professional meetings or conferences). Funds may also be used for essential research materials (books, audio or video recordings but not required books or related materials for courses). An application consists in a transcript, a one-page statement by the student of the relationship between his/her research plans and Jewish Studies, a budget with an explanation of why the travel or materials are necessary for their research, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

3. Mazursky Undergraduate or Graduate Research Fund

Amount: $3,000/yr

This fund will be used to support research for undergraduate or graduate students. The flexible funds may be used for research-related travel (including travel to resources [e.g., archives, oral history interviews, etc.] and to other venues essential for carrying out work on an undergraduate or graduate thesis, as well as travel to professional meetings or conferences). Funds may also be used for materials essential and specific to the research project (books, audio or video recordings), but not any materials required for course work or for general education in the area. An application consists in a transcript, a one-page statement by the student of the relationship between his/her research plans and Jewish Studies, a budget with an explanation of why the travel or materials are necessary for their research, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.”

4. The Ida and Isaac Lipton Certificate/Major Award (two available)

Amount: $2,500/each

Students wishing to be considered should submit a transcript, one letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and a one page essay on the value of Jewish Studies in an undergraduate education.

6. The Ida and Isaac Lipton Essay Award

Amount: $2,500

The essay used for this award should be a substantial paper on a Jewish studies topic. The paper should be accompanied by a short recommendation from the faculty member for whom the paper was written.

7. The Ida and Isaac Lipton Study Abroad Award (two available)

Amount: $2,500/each

This award will be given to support study in Israel. The application consists of a transcript, a one page statement by the student of the relationship of his/her plans to study in Israel to Jewish Studies and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

8.  Greenfield Summer Institute Award

Amount:  $125/each

This award is funded by Larry and Roslyn Greenfield who would like to provide the registration fees to interested students (totaling ten) to attend the Institute. For information about prior Institutes, please contact the Center. The application consists of a transcript and a statement from the student regarding their involvement in Jewish Studies courses. Please consider being a part of this wonderful experience.