Jewish Studies First-Year and Sophomore Scholarship

The Jewish Studies First-Year and Sophomore Scholarship is awarded each semester by the Program in Jewish Studies to a first-year or sophomore student who has a declared major or minor, or is planning to declare a major or minor, in Jewish Studies. The scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest GPA in the pool of applicants and is applied to the following semester’s tuition and fees. Detailed eligibility information is listed below. More information about scholarships and fellowships offered by the Program in Jewish Studies can be found online: Scholarships and Fellowships in Jewish Studies.

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 must be 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 at CU Boulder the semester following the competition.
  • Must officially declare a Jewish Studies major or minor by the application deadline. Applicants who declare after the deadline will not be considered eligible. The following degrees are eligible: Major in Jewish Studies; Minor in Jewish Studies; Minor in Hebrew and Israel Studies. Applicants may declare their major or minor with Jewish Studies advisor, Michael.Lynn@colorado.edu.
  • Will have successfully completed or be currently enrolled in at least one Jewish Studies course by the end of the semester during which applying for the scholarship. The course(s) must be listed as either JWST or HEBR to count. Students who successfully completed a JWST or HEBR course in a previous semester are eligible to apply. For those applicants enrolled in their first Jewish Studies course during the time of their application, 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.

Award
$500
Scopes
College of Arts & Sciences
Deadline
04/06/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your academic level (Freshman or Sophomore)?
  2. List the number of credit hours completed at CU Boulder as of the past fall semester.
  3. Have you declared a major or minor in Jewish Studies or a minor in Hebrew and Israel Studies? If not, do you intend to declare a major or minor in the Program by the application deadline? (applicants must be declared majors or minors by the deadline to be considered)
  4. Please list all Jewish Studies courses you have successfully completed or in which you are currently enrolled. (Students must have successfully completed or be actively enrolled in at least one Jewish Studies course by the end of the semester during which applying for the scholarship. The course(s) must be listed as either JWST or HEBR to count. Students who successfully completed a JWST or HEBR course in a previous semester are eligible to apply. For applicants enrolled in their first Jewish Studies course during the time of their application, 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).
  5. Please tell us about your interest in pursuing a major or minor in Jewish Studies. (250 words approximately)