Scholarships

ASU Jewish studies offers scholarship, fellowship and grant opportunities to undergraduate students on an annual basis. Complete awards list and application form: PDF



NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 5, 2014

Students applying for multiple scholarships should submit only ONE application packet containing a single copy of each of the required forms:

  • Completed Jewish Studies Scholarship, Fellowship and Grant Application
  • Cover letter indicating which scholarship(s) you are applying for
  • Proposal or plan of research, up to 1,500 words including: estimated budget; timeframe for research, project or study; institutional information for external academic study, if applicable. (not required for Benjamin Goldberg Memorial Scholarship)
  • Curriculum Vitae and/or unofficial transcript
  • Two current letters of recommendation; including one ASU academic reference

Additional requirements for Benjamin Goldberg Memorial Scholarship:

  • FAFSA form on file through Financial Assistance Office
  • Statement of financial need included in cover letter or proposal
  • Copy of your Financial Award letter   



Benjamin Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
Awards may be made to students at any academic level with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher enrolled in the Jewish Studies certificate program. Financial need is the primary factor of consideration for this award. Applicants must have a FAFSA form on file with ASU Financial Assistance office; include a statement of financial need in your cover letter and a copy of your Financial Award letter with your application. Half of the total award will be made in each of two semesters.


Cabot Family Scholarship
Awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students involved with the Jewish Studies Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to supports travel, research and study, as approved by the director of the Jewish Studies program in consultation with the student's department chair and/or advisor.


Great Students Graduate Fellowship
This award supports graduate student advancement and thesis research in pursuit of an advanced degree with a commitment to the field of Jewish studies as evident by the thesis or dissertation topic. The funds may be used to underwrite the cost of travel, purchase of necessary equipment, supplies and language training. Award amounts will be determined by the Jewish Studies Scholarship Committee on the basis of academic merit. Awards may be given for more than one year.


Harold Alpert Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to juniors and seniors who demonstrate outstanding performance in the field of Jewish studies and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 and concentration in Jewish studies.


Morris and Julia Kertzer Scholar
Awarded to upper division and graduate students engaged in studies about Jews or Judaism, providing a stipend to pursue a research project under the direction of an ASU faculty advisor. The project results must be presented in a public lecture and should then be exhibited and/or published. The award recipient is allowed up to one year from the date of the award to complete the project. Candidates must be enrolled at ASU and registered for courses in Jewish studies.


Research, Study and Travel Grant
Awarded to students at any class-level pursuing a program of study involving Jewish studies. A commitment by the award recipient to actively participate in community service in the Greater Phoenix Jewish community is required. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or greater and must be involved in the Jewish Studies Program.


Seymour H. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
A minimum award of $500 to support travel or research, awarded to seniors and graduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, pursuing a concentration in Jewish Studies (undergraduate certificate of concentration or graduate research related to Judaism) within the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. Half of the total award will be made in each of two semesters. This scholarship is not renewable.

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