Jewish Studies Freshmen Scholarship

The Program in Jewish Studies is excited to announce our brand new Jewish Studies Freshmen Scholarship!

CU students studying outsideJewish Studies will award a $1,000 tuition scholarship to a freshman, who has declared a Jewish Studies Major or Minor and has the highest GPA in the pool of applicants. The tuition scholarship will be allocated to the student’s fall tuition. Jewish Studies is an academic program open to ALL students of ALL backgrounds, Jewish and non-Jewish.


Eligibility:

  • STUDENTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, JEWISH AND NON-JEWISH, ARE ELIGIBLE TO DECLARE A JEWISH STUDIES MAJOR OR MINOR AND APPLY FOR THE JEWISH STUDIES FRESHMEN SCHOLARSHIP.

  • Students in their first year of college (completed 29.9 credit hours or less)

  • Must be enrolled full time for the Spring 2017 semester

  • Must officially declare a Jewish Studies Major or Minor with Jewish Studies advisor, Michael Lynn (Michael.Lynn@colorado.edu), by the deadline (see “Deadlines” section below). The following degrees are eligible:

  • Will have successfully completed at least one Jewish Studies course by the end of the Spring 2017 semester. The course(s) must be listed as either JWST or HEBR to count. Students who successfully completed a JWST or HEBR course in Fall 2016 are eligible to apply. Students completing their first JWST or HEBR class in Spring 2017 are eligible to apply. The Jewish Studies’ scholarship committee will consult with the course instructor to ensure that the course will be completed by the applicant at the highest level and quality of work.

  • Recipient will have the highest GPA in the pool of applicants.

  • In the event of a tie, Jewish Studies will request letters of recommendation from the eligible students’ JWST or HEBR course instructors.


Application:

Applicants must submit a one page, double-spaced letter outlining the following:

  • Class standing, including number of credit hours completed at CU total

  • Number of credit hours enrolled in for Spring 2017 semester

  • Declared Major(s)/Minor(s)

  • Jewish Studies course(s) completed or will have completed by Spring 2017

  • Current GPA

  • Interest in pursuing a Major or Minor in Jewish Studies.

Applications should be sent to CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu by the deadline.


Deadlines:

  • Applicant must declare a Jewish Studies Major or Minor by Friday, April 21, 2017. Applicants who declare after the April 21 deadline will not be considered eligible.

  • Applicant must submit their application write up by Friday, April 21, 2017 to CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu. Applicants who turn in their application after the April 21 deadline will not be considered eligible.

  • No late submissions will be accepted.


Receiving the Award:

The recipient of the Jewish Studies Freshmen Scholarship will be announced no later than Friday, April 28, 2017. The student will be recognized at the Jewish Studies Graduation Ceremony, Friday, May 12 @ 11:00AM (more information to follow).

The Program in Jewish Studies will process the paperwork to apply the student’s scholarship to his or her Fall 2017 tuition. If the student does not enroll at CU Boulder in Fall 2017, the scholarship will not be awarded.