CU students studying outsideEach semester, the Program in Jewish Studies awards a $500 tuition scholarship to a freshman or sophomore 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 tuition the following semester. Jewish Studies is an academic program open to ALL students of ALL backgrounds, Jewish and non-Jewish.

FALL EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 5, 2018

Be sure to declare with our advisor Michael Lynn during his office hours, Monday 1:00PM - 3:00PM or by appointment.


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 FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE SCHOLARSHIP.

  • Students in their first two years of college (completed 59.9 credit hours or less). Students who are sophomores in the Fall but will be juniors in the Spring are eligible to apply for the Fall scholarship. 

  • Must be enrolled full time for the semester following the competition.

  • 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 Fall 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 Spring 2017 are eligible to apply. Students completing their first JWST or HEBR class in Fall 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 Fall 2017 semester

  • Declared Major(s)/Minor(s)

  • Jewish Studies course(s) completed or will have completed by Fall 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:

  • Applicants must declare a Jewish Studies Major or Minor by the extended deadline, January 5, 2018. Applicants who declare after the January 5 deadline will not be considered eligible.

  • Applicants must submit their application write up by the extended deadline, January 5, 2018 to CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu. Applicants who turn in their application after the January 5 deadline will not be considered eligible.

  • No late submissions will be accepted.


Receiving the Award:

The recipient of the Jewish Studies Freshman and Sophomore Scholarship will be announced early Spring 2018. The student will be recognized at the Jewish Studies Graduation Ceremony, Thursday, May 10, 2018 (more information to follow).

The Program in Jewish Studies will process the paperwork to apply the student’s scholarship to his or her Spring 2018 tuition. If the student does not enroll at CU Boulder in Spring 2018, the scholarship will not be awarded.