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Awards, Scholarships, and Internships

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Awards, Scholarships, and Internships

A broad variety of competitive awards and scholarships are available to University of Oklahoma students pursuing the fields of Judaic and Israel Studies. Please click below to exand each particular item.

For further information, please contact us!

Established in 2016 in honor of the Schusterman Center's founding director, the Norman Stillman Prize for Excellence in Judaic Studies is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student scholar at the University of Oklahoma. Prospective winners are nominated by our faculty and the awardees selected by committee.

2022 Winner: Jacob Jeffery

2021 Winner: Jonah Roberson

2020 Winner: G.S. Aryeh Wall

2019 Winner: Kanaan Goldstein

2018 Winner: Jesse Weinberg

2017 Winner: Jacob Lackner

2016 Winner: Tryce Hyman

 

Schusterman Center Study in Israel Scholarships

Scholarships of $10,000 each are offered for semester-long study abroad programs in Israel; in addition we have $5,000 scholarships for those wishing to study in Israel during the summer. Scholarships are open to University of Oklahoma undergraduate and graduate students who have completed a minimum of 15 hours of college coursework by the time of the application deadline. Students from all majors and minors are eligible; 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 2.5 GPA overall, and/or a 3.0 GPA in any Jewish History, Judaic Studies or Hebrew courses taken.

Deadline: February 6, 2023 by the end of the day.*

*Note: Reach out to Aaron Britton (abritton@ou.edu) immediately if you plan to apply for a scholarship. Education Abroad has their own requirements and deadlines!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

Schusterman Center Domestic Scholarships

The Schusterman Center awards merit-based scholarships each academic year:

Esther Rose Shnier XI Chapter of ΣΔΤ Scholarship

The Schusterman Center annually offers two Shnier Scholarships of $3,000. 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 in which application is made, and who has officially declared a major or minor in Judaic Studies and/or a minor in Hebrew.

Applicants must have maintained a 3.0 grade average on a scale of 4.0 in Judaic Studies/Hebrew courses. The number of completed hours in the major or minors will also be taken into consideration by the selection committee. Any eligible, deserving undergraduate student is qualified for either an initial award or a subsequent award if, in the opinion of the selection committee, the student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and the student needs supplemental financial assistance. Applicants will be chosen chiefly on college performance with financial need assuming a secondary role.

Rosalyn W. Price Memorial Scholarship for Judaic Studies

The $1000 Rosalyn W. Price Memorial Scholarship is open to any individual who is a full-time, regularly enrolled student of the University of Oklahoma majoring in Judaic Studies.

Applicants must have maintained a 2.8 grade point average on a scale of 4.0. The overall grade point average may also be taken into consideration by the selection committee as well as the number of completed hours in the major. Any eligible, deserving undergraduate or graduate student is qualified for either an initial award or a subsequent award if, in the opinion of the selection committee, the student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

Zarrow Family Scholarship for Judaic Studies

The $3,000 Zarrow Family Scholarship is open to any individual who, having completed at least 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 or minors in Hebrew.

Applicants must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average in the minor on a scale of 4.0. The overall grade point average may also be taken into consideration by the selection committee as well as the number of completed hours in the major and/or minors. Any eligible, deserving undergraduate or graduate student is qualified for either an initial award or a subsequent award if, in the opinion of the selection committee, the student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

Scholarships Application Deadline:  March 6, 2023

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A number of internship and scholarship opportunities, including the Ben Shanker Family Foundation Scholarship and the Carrie Jacobi Scholarship, can  be found via Hillel at the University of Oklahoma. Click link below for  more information.

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The Presidential International Travel Fellowship or "PITF" is a scholarship created by former OU President David L. Boren to support international travel for study abroad.

Student awards will be given on a competitive basis to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other channels. The application and deadlines can be found online.

Deadline: Multiple, please see website