Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR BU STUDENTS MINORING IN JEWISH STUDIES, HGHRS, and/or HEBREW LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Students enrolled in minor concentrations in Jewish Studies, HGHRS, and/or Hebrew Language and Lit can apply to the Elie Wiesel Center for  short-term scholarship awards and undergraduate research support from the following funds:

Brooks Family Scholarship
Recipients of the Brooks Family Scholarship are Boston University CAS students acknowledged for their outstanding performance in Jewish Studies and related fields. By nomination or application, the recipients of the Brooks Family Scholarship will be chosen by the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies prize committee. Students should apply directly to ewcjs@bu.edu and will be considered by the prize committee on a rolling basis. Nominations and applications are due by April 17.

Levine, Martin Family Scholarship
Recipients of the Levine, Martin Family Scholarship are Boston University students from any BU school or college acknowledged for their outstanding performance in Jewish Studies and related fields. By nomination or application, the recipients of the Levine, Martin Family Scholarship will be chosen by the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies prize committee. Students should apply directly to ewcjs@bu.edu and will be considered by the prize committee on a rolling basis. Nominations and applications are due by April 17.

Henry J and Carole Pinkney Research Scholarship
The Henry J and Carole Pinkney Research Scholarship supports any Boston University undergraduate or graduate student’s research in Jewish Studies. Students can request funds to cover travel expenses, conference fees, and other costs directly related to research or professional development. Students should apply directly to ewcjs@bu.edu and will be considered by the prize committee on a rolling basis. Nominations and applications are due by April 17.

David V. Karney Israel Travel Scholarship
The David V. Karney Israel Travel Scholarship supports Boston University students with outstanding academic records pursuing study abroad, research, and other approved activities in Israel. Students should apply directly to ewcjs@bu.edu and will be considered by the prize committee on a rolling basis. Nominations and applications are due by April 17.

The Leo Baeck Institute-NY Essay Prize in German-Jewish History and Culture (open to students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate institution in the US or Canada)
The Elie Wiesel Center in conjunction with the Leo Baeck Institute in New York is pleased to announce the creation of a new undergraduate essay prize to acknowledge the best essay written by an undergraduate enrolled in ANY undergraduate program at a North American college or university on any topic related to the history and cultures of German-speaking Jews. A cash prize of $500 will accompany the award. Essays can be submitted by students or by faculty nomination. Detailed instructions (PDF). Applications are due May 18, 2020.

How to Apply
Applicants are asked to submit an unofficial academic transcript, a letter of application, and a CV/resume by the stated deadline of Apr 17, 2020 for all scholarships, except the Leo Baeck Essay Prize, which has a deadline of May 18, 2020. Certain scholarships are considered on a rolling basis, please see notes above for details. For faculty nominations, faculty are asked to submit a letter explaining the nominated student’s merit for the relevant scholarship. The prize committee will then request additional material from the student. All applications, inquiries, and materials for all scholarships should be sent to ewcjs@bu.edu.