The Jewish Studies Adopt-A-Student Program at the University of Colorado Boulder connects Jewish Studies Majors and Minors with members of the Boulder community, who have an interest in aiding students as they pursue their studies and build professional and personal connections. By supporting students financially as well as building relationships between community members and students, the program enables CU Boulder Jewish Studies students to engage with the local donors who value their studies and support their academic and creative endeavors. The Program in Jewish Studies will match donors with exceptional Jewish Studies students.

Adopt-A-Student Scholarships ($2,400.00) are paid out to the selected student's tuition over a two-year period. Students and donors are expected to meet at a minimum twice a semester for lunch or a public event (such as a student’s capstone showcase, etc.), through the duration of the scholarship.

Learn more about the Jewish Studies Adopt-A-Student Program (pdf)

Interested in becoming a Jewish Studies Adopt-A-Student donor?
Please email Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Interin Director of the Program in Jewish Studies ( expressing your interest.


Donors wishing to participate in the Adopt-A-Student Program are asked to make a $2,400.00 donation to support a student. The donation will be deposited in the Program in Jewish Studies Operations Fund (0154398). $600.00 will be allocated directly to the student’s tuition each semester for two years, administered by the Program in Jewish Studies staff.