Undergraduate Resources

Financial support available to Hebrew and Jewish Studies minors

Students enrolled in minor concentrations in Hebrew or Jewish Studies are encouraged to apply to the Elie Wiesel Center for the following short-term scholarship awards and undergraduate research support:

Brooks Family Endowment Fund
The Brooks Family Endowment Fund provides annual scholarship awards to one or more students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Jewish Studies. To apply, please send a letter of application, transcript, and a letter of recommendation from one of your professors in the program to: Michael Zank, Director, EWCJS, 147 Bay State road. Depending on the pool of applicants, annual scholarship awards may vary between US $500 and $2000.

Levine Martin Family Scholarship
The Levine Martin Family Scholarship provides annual scholarship awards to support undergraduate students concentrating in Jewish Studies. To apply, please send a letter of application, transcript, and a letter of recommendation from one of your professors in the program to: Michael Zank, Director, EWCJS, 147 Bay State road. Depending on the pool of applicants, annual scholarship awards may vary between US $300 and $1500.

Henry J and Carole Pinkney Research and Travel Award
The Henry J and Carole Pinkney award provides US $500 in support of undergraduate or graduate student research in Jewish Studies. The award may be used for travel to conferences. To apply, please send a letter describing your research project, a letter of support from supervising faculty, and a transcript to Michael Zank, Director, EWCJS, 147 Bay State road.

David Karney Fund
The David Karney Fund supports study abroad in Israel. Awards vary and depend on financial need. To apply, please send a letter of intent, transcript, detailed budget, and a letter of recommendation from current faculty to Michael Zank, Director, EWCJS, 147 Bay State road.


Did you know …

… that the College of Arts and Sciences offers the option of pursuing an independent major? Using this option, you could put together your own independent Jewish studies major! If you’re interested, please talk to Michael Zank (mzank@bu.edu) or simply approach one of our teaching faculty for advice.

… that many of our 100, 200, and higher-level classes count towards Humanities or Social Studies divisional credit requirements?

… that you may count either one of CC101 or CC102 toward the minor in Jewish Studies and fulfill some of your general education requirements at the same time?

… that if you are planning to study abroad, you could study in Israel? BU has its own program in Haifa but students affiliated with the EWCJS have also pursued study abroad programs in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Others have studied Eastern European Jewish history through independent programs centered in Prague and elsewhere. Qualified students may apply for research and travel support from the EWCJS. Preferential consideration will be given to concentrators in Jewish studies and Hebrew language studies.

… that you could work with a Jewish studies faculty member on a summer research project through UROP?

For questions on undergraduate opportunities and resources, please contact Michael Zank at mzank@bu.edu or call 617.353.8096.

Links to non-BU resources and opportunities

FASPE Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
FASPE

Tent: Encounters with Jewish Culture…A Summer Workshop for twentysomethings.
Yiddish Book Center

Jewish Studies Expansion Program
Foundation for Jewish Culture

Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program
Ben-Gurion Universeity of the Negev, Israel

Programs at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies:
Arava Study Abroad Program
Arava Internships

LBSU Advanced Undergrad & Graduate Program
The Leo Baeck Summer University, Humboldt University, Berlin

LBSU Undergraduate Program
The Leo Baeck Summer University, Touro College, Berlin

Center for Jewish History Fellowship Programs
Center for Jewish History, New York

Leo Baeck Institute MA in European Jewish History
School of History at Queen Mary University of London, UK

Mark and Peachy Levy Fellowship in Israel
The Israel Religious Action Center, Jerusalem

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Internship Program
Brandeis University, Waltham