Scholarships offered by the
Judaic Studies Program

The Study in Israel Scholarships Program has been made available by the Bezalel Foundation to provide scholarships for University of Oklahoma students to study abroad in Israel for the summer of 2013 or for one semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Read the Study Abroad Reports written by the OU students who were awarded these scholarships to study in Israel in Summer 2009 (all are pdf files):
Sara Owen's Report
Shayna Daitch's Report

Caroline MacLeod's Report

Scholarships of $5,000 each are being offered for study abroad in Israel for Summer 2013. Scholarships of $10,000 are being offered for semester-long study abroad in Israel for Fall 2013 or Spring 2014. The scholarships are open to full-time University of Oklhoma undergraduate and graduate students during the period for which application is made. Students must have completed a minimum of 15 hours of college coursework. Priority will be given to graduate students concentrating in Jewish History and undergraduate students who have officially declared a major or a minor in Judaic Studies or a minor in Hebrew. Applicants must have maintained a 3.0 GPA in Jewish History, Judaic Studies or Hebrew courses and a 2.5 GPA overall.

Please fill out the application form (found here) and turn-in this, along with the other requested materials, to the Judaic Studies Office, 455 W. Lindsey, DAHT 305D by Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

  • The deadline for submission of applications for the travel scholarships is Wednesday, February 20, 2013 with scholarship recipients being named on March 1, 2013.

The Zarrow Family Scholarship for Judaic Studies was established by Jack and Henry Zarrow of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The Zarrow Families have been and continue to be strong supporters of not only the Judaic Studies Program, but the University as a whole.  The Zarrow Family Scholarship provides important educational opportunities to undergraduate, graduate and exchange students and serves to enrich the Judaic Studies Program.

One scholarship of $2,500 is being offered for the 2012-2013 academic year. The scholarship is open to any individual who, having completed at least (3) three Judaic Studies and/or Hebrew courses, is a full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate student of the University of Oklahoma during the period in which application is made. Preference will be given to declared majors or minors in Judaic Studies and minors in Hebrew.

Please fill out the application form (found here) and submit it, along with the other requested materials, to the Judaic Studies Office, 555 Constitution St, Building 4, Room 132 by Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

  • The deadline for submission of applications for the Zarrow Scholarship is April 3, 2012, and recipients will be announced by April 16, 2012.

The Esther Rose Shnier XI Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau Scholarship was established by the XI Chapter of the Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, a Jewish sorority formerly a part of the University of Oklahoma campus.  Esther Rose Shnier was a devoted and well-loved Sigma Delta Tau member who was initiated in 1934 and continued to serve the XI Chapter throughout her life.  When the XI Chapter left the OU campus, she was instrumental in selling the sorority house and shepherding the money until, according to the national by-laws, the funds had to be given to the coffers of the national office.  At the insistence of the corporate officers of the XI Chapter Building Fund, part of the money was retained, transferred and dedicated to the University to establish the scholarship in Esther’s and the Chapter’s names.

Two scholarships of $3,000.00 each are being offered for the 2012-2013 academic year. The scholarships are open to any individual who, having completed at least 30 credit hours of college coursework, is a full-time, regularly enrolled student of the University of Oklahoma, during the period for which application is made, and who is an officially declared Judaic Studies major or minor and/or a minor Hebrew .

Please fill out the application form (found here) and turn-in this, along with the other requested materials, to the Judaic Studies Office, 555 Constitution St., Building 4, Room 132 by April 3, 2012

  • The deadline for submission of applications for the Shnier Scholarships is April 3, 2012, and recipients will be announced by April 16, 2012.
 
  Schusterman Program in Judaic and Israel Studies
  Tel: (405) 325-6508
Fax: (405) 325-6521
University of Oklahoma
455 W. Lindsey, DAHT 403A, Norman, OK 73019