Robert Borns (middle) with 2015-2016 Borns Scholarship recipients (l-r) Hannah Iskow, Bari Goldman, Shayna Plotnik, Julia Laibstain, Hannah Morris, and David Solkowitz.
The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 scholarship and internship competition for continuing Indiana University Jewish Studies students. Eligible Jewish Studies major, certificate, and Hebrew minor students may apply for funding for the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarships and administrative internship were established to assist Jewish Studies students with financial need and to recognize outstanding student performance.
ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships and the internship are open to Indiana University Bloomington students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 who are either majoring in Jewish Studies or pursuing the Jewish Studies certificate or minor in Hebrew. Students with significant financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher may also apply. Students graduating in December 2016 will be eligible for fall 2016 scholarship funding only, i.e., half of a full year of scholarship funding.
Recipients must be full-time students (full-time can be defined as 1 credit hour for undergraduates in their final semester) and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and continue as Jewish Studies students during the funding period. Recipients are expected to enroll in at least one Jewish Studies course per semester during the funding period.
Students may use scholarship funding toward study abroad programs that allow them to continue normal academic progress toward graduation or to pursue full-time, unpaid Jewish Studies-related internships away from the Indiana University Bloomington campus in the fall or spring when registered for ASCS-W 499 or ASCS-Q 398.
Note that scholarships are awarded through credit on fall 2016 and spring 2017 Indiana University bursar’s bills (divided equally between the two semesters).
SELECTION CRITERIA: Candidates will be considered on the basis of a combination of academic and personal achievement, and financial need, if applicable. Preference will be given to applicants with records of both financial need and academic/personal achievement. In cases where all is equal, majors will receive priority over certificate and Hebrew minor students.
*Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships - Two scholarships, one up to $3,000 and another up to $10,000, to support the study of the Holocaust. Students must submit a one page proposal setting forth how funding will further their study of the Holocaust with a budget. During the 2016-17 academic year, the scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research to support honors theses, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust. They can only be awarded in fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student. Awards will not be based on financial need.
*Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Administrative Internship in Jewish Studies - This intern will serve a professional apprenticeship with Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker, Assistant Director, and other Jewish Studies Program staff, to assist with recruiting students, alumni relations, career support for current students, various clerical duties, data entry, mailings, and miscellaneous projects. Students applying for the administrative internship must plan to be in residence at Indiana University Bloomington for both the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. The work week will average 10-12 hours per week during the 2016-2017 academic year (with maximum wages of $3,000). Jewish Studies students interested in a career in communal service are encouraged to apply. Excellent career experience. Non-resident aliens need appropriate work authorization.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS & THE INTERNSHIP: Please submit:
Hand deliver, FAX, email, or mail your completed application and all documents as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, March 2, 2016 to: Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Room 4023, Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1105; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314; firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients will be notified in late March-early April, 2016, and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Student-Faculty dinner on Sunday, April 10, 2016.