Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections Undergraduate Scholarship in Jewish Studies

The Program in Jewish Studies and the University Libraries Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation annually host competition for a Post-Holocaust American Judaism Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides a $1,000 undergraduate scholarship for the Spring 2019 semester. The scholarship requires 60 hours of research over the spring semester (approximately 4 hours per week to be allocated however works best around the student’s and supervisor’s schedules) in the CU Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections, housed in the University Libraries Archives.

The Scholar will be expected to:

  • Work with librarians and archivists on an original research project using archival materials in one or more of the PHAJ collections
  • Participate in the activities scheduled for Research in Jewish Studies: How, What, Why?
  • Present their final project at the Jewish Studies End-Of-Year Showcase on May 2, 2019

The Scholar will choose to explore one of the following research topics, all of which can be found in the collections:

  • Political activism (mid-late 20th century)
  • Feminism
  • Links between Judaism and other religious traditions
  • Poetry and creative expression (dance, art, music, etc.)
  • Other – An alternative topic you would prefer to explore

Eligibility and Application Process:
CU Boulder undergraduate students from all disciplines are welcome to apply. To apply, please submit the following:

  • An essay that describes your interest in conducting research in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections
  • Current CV or resume

College of Arts & Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please describe your interest in conducting research in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections. Please choose one of the topics listed in the description (political activism, feminism, the link between Judaism and other religious traditions, poetry and creative expression, or an alternative topic you would prefer to explore) and describe why you are interested in researching this particular topic. (500 words approximately)
  2. Please upload a copy of your CV or resume.