Application Deadline: Monday, January 27, 2014
Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Scholarshp winners with Robert Borns (far left, second row)
Jewish Studies incoming freshmen scholarships are available to students entering IU Bloomington directly from high school and beginning as freshmen (bringing no more than 12 credit hours). All scholarship recipients must be full-time students and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA as majors or certificate students in Jewish Studies at IU Bloomington through the funded year/s. Students receiving four-year scholarships may use them, after their freshman year, toward a semester/year of study at Hebrew University, Ben-Gurion University, Haifa University, or Tel Aviv University in Israel, at predominantly Jewish Studies academic programs abroad; for IU sponsored or co-sponsored overseas study programs; or, for full-time, unpaid Jewish Studies-related internships away from IU.
Selection Criteria: Candidates will be considered primarily on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and promise. Extracurricular achievements will also be considered. Students must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or above (out of a 4.0 scale) or equivalent and have a record of academic and extracurricular accomplishment. Students committing to pursuing the major in Jewish Studies will be given priority over students who plan to pursue the Jewish Studies certificate.
Deadline: All high school seniors submitting application by Monday, January 27, 2014 will be considered for all appropriate Jewish Studies scholarships. (Note: Students submitting completed applications to IU before November 1, 2013 will also automatically be considered for additional university-wide academic scholarships.)
Application Procedure: Please submit:
1) Cover letter providing name, address, cell number, e-mail address, with a signed statement of commitment to pursue either the Jewish Studies major or certificate
2) Official high school transcript
3) A personal statement that addresses plans for academic work at IU and the specific way that a major or certificate in Jewish Studies will figure in the applicant’s undergraduate education and career plan
4) A resume detailing extracurricular activities, awards, and honors
5) Two letters of recommendation. (At least one of the two recommendations must come from a high school teacher well acquainted with the student’s academic strengths and should focus on the student’s academic abilities.)
Students applying for an IU Selective Application Scholarship, by the deadline, need only mail the Borns Jewish Studies Program a personal statement (see 3 above) and a signed statement of commitment (see 1 above).
Mail, E-mail or FAX applications to:
Jewish Studies Freshmen Scholarship Competition
Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
Goodbody Hall 326
1011 E. Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7005
Phone (812) 855-0453, FAX (812) 855-4314; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission of transcripts and recommendations may be mailed or e-mailed directly to the Jewish Studies Program.
Announcement of Scholarship Prizes: First round recipients: March 7, 2014; 2nd round recipients: May 2, 2014.
The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University offers a rigorous interdisciplinary study of the Jewish people and culture in an intimate learning environment nestled within a major research university. Our distinguished faculty, outstanding staff, accomplished alumni, and supportive community work together to ensure the best possible experience for our students.