Scholarships and Awards
Through the generosity of our donors and the overall support of BCLA, the Jewish Studies Program is able to offer diverse courses, specialized programming, competitive opportunities, and life-changing travel experiences. We are especially grateful to the 1939 Society, the Atol Foundation, and the Lumer Family for their generosity in supporting our minors' academic excellence and furthering the importance of Holocaust commemoration and remembrance.
The Jewish Studies program believes that students from any background who seek challenges and strive to lead others should be rewarded for their hard work. Any student enrolled in a Jewish Studies course is eligible to apply for funding to support their research endeavors, creative projects, and course travel. The program also reserves special funding for Jewish Studies minors, especially those who demonstrate academic excellence.
Joe Lumer Family Fellowship
Awards from $2,500 to $5,000. For a student project relating to the Holocaust and Jewish experience. Requires a 1-page proposal and faculty sponsor (can be teacher of the class project is developing in). Fall term but if there is no successful applicant Fall term it may be awarded Spring term. Students may nominate themselves or instructor may nominate student and their project. Awards subject to students in good standing etc. Proposals and nominations should be sent to the director of Jewish Studies.
Annual Atol Award for Academic Excellence
$5,000 award. Awarded Spring term to the highest overall GPA among the Jewish Studies minors. Awards subject to students in good standing etc.
Best Paper/Creative Project in Jewish Studies
$2,000 awards. Annual or term-nominated by instructor (can be up to 2 per year). Awards subject to students in good standing etc. Nominations should be sent to the director of Jewish Studies.
Up to $1,500 for research in Jewish Studies. Must have teacher mentor and supply budget and project objectives in a 1-page proposal. Awards subject to students in good standing etc. Proposals are accepted at any time and should be sent to the director of Jewish Studies.
Up to $6,000 for study abroad through Jewish Studies programs (Israel, Poland). Must complete scholarship application. Awards subject to students in good standing etc.
For additional information on Jewish Studies Awards, please contact Senior Administrative Coordinator Marlene.Duran@lmu.edu
Maya Ben Yair '17
Maya Ben Yair reflects on her film, 'Maydeleh and the Prisoner', and her identity as an Israeli international student.
Sarah Markowitz '18
Sarah Markowitz discusses her research and current advocacy in combating Antisemitism.
Alexandria Bader '19
Alex Bader reflects on her screenplay about Zina, a young woman who fought in the Belarusian resistance.
Gabrielle Engerman '20
Gabby Engerman talks about her travel and moving to Israel.
Rachel Kaftan '21
Rachel Kaftan shares her process of crafting her one-woman show “Boy Vey”.
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