Application Deadline: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Scholarshp winners with Robert Borns (far left, second row)
There are few places that offer the range of intellectual, cultural, social, and professional opportunities in Jewish Studies that IU can.
Multiple incoming freshmen scholarships of up to $40,000 ($10,000 per year) for students committed to pursuing a Jewish Studies major at Indiana University Bloomington (“The Place for Jewish Studies”) are available to students entering as first year beginners to the IU Bloomington campus. One scholarship of up to $20,000 ($10,000 per year) is intended for a student pursuing the Jewish sacred music curriculum. Additional one year scholarships will also be awarded to Jewish Studies majors and certificate students with Jewish Studies majors receiving priority.
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 certificate.
Deadline: Thursday, February 2, 2017 (Note: Students applying to IU before November 1, 2016 will be considered for IU selective scholarships).
Application Procedure: Please submit:
Mail, e-mail or FAX applications to:
Jewish Studies Freshmen Scholarship Competition, Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University
Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1105, 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, 2017; 2nd round recipients: May 2, 2017.
One of the largest, oldest, and most comprehensive, Jewish Studies programs, IU is “The Place for Jewish Studies”. To pursue Jewish Studies at IU is to be part of an unusually caring program of studies, committed to fostering academic achievement through rigorous interdisciplinary study of the Jewish people and civilization. Nestled within a major research university, the program offers an intimate learning environment, with the type of personal attention normally associated with small liberal arts colleges. Our amazing faculty (teaching more than 50 courses per year) establish close connections with our students. Students engage in a wide array of extracurricular activities sponsored by the program and the Jewish Studies Student Association.
Scholarship recipients must become and remain 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.