- Jewish Studies at UMD
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The Meyerhoff Center has several scholarship funds for students in the areas of Jewish studies and Israel studies. Most but not all of these funds are earmarked for students who will travel to and then study at an Israeli university. In addition to their application form, students must provide a transcript and an essay explaining how their chosen study program will benefit their undergraduate studies. Priority is given to Jewish Studies majors, but other students are eligible as well. Applications for appropriate, accredited programs outside Israel will be accepted. Graduate students in areas of Jewish or Israel studies may also apply for scholarship money in support of their academic program.
The principle scholarship funds are the G. Wasserman Scholarship Fund, the I. & B. Gudelsky Memorial Scholarship Fund, the M.S. & R.G. Cohen Scholarship Fund, and the D.M. Konigsberg Memorial Fund
The scholarship form is available here.
Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year.
For further information, contact the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out 6 of over 40 funds available to Maryland residents for the 2017-2018 school year! These scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students who meet Central Scholarship's General Eligibility Requirements.
These scholarships include the Charles Crane Family Foundation Grant Program for Jewish Students, established by the Crane Foundation in 2008 to support students enrolled in post-secondary programs related to Jewish education.
AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $5,000; renewable upon reapplication
Deadline: April 1st, 2017 at 11:59 pm
The University of Maryland maintains staff whose goal is to help students find and win national scholarships. For more information, please visit the National Scholarship Office’s web site at www.scholarships.umd.edu/.
According to the NSO’s web site, “[n]ational scholarships are highly competitive, prestigious awards that provide support for a wide range of enriching experience, including study abroad, graduate study, federal employment, language learning, teaching, research, and public service.” Many of these experiences probably appeal to JWST’s students, and we encourage them to contact the NSO for relevant scholarship opportunities.
Although the Office of Undergraduate Admissions caters to incoming students, its web page for scholarships contains useful information and links for all students. Please visit the web page at www.admissions.umd.edu/admissions/finaid/scholarships.asp for more information.
The Office of Undergraduate Admission also offers information on scholarships for transfer students: http://www.admissions.umd.edu/admissions/finaid/scholarshiptransfer.asp.
Jewish Studies is a part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU). ARHU, too, offers scholarship opportunities. Please visit ARHU’s scholarship web page at http://www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/financial/scholarships for more information.
Please note that there are many other sources for scholarships, especially for students of Jewish Studies. Local Jewish communities may offer some, for example, and others can be found by searching online.