Scholarships & Aid

The Harris Center’s scholarships are granted on the basis of academic excellence and/or financial need, regardless of religious or ethnic background. Other criteria vary; see below.

Leona & Joe Gotsdiner Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded annually to one or more full-time undergraduate students minoring in Jewish Studies. Essay detailing applicant's particular research interests in the field of Jewish Studies required. Due April 15.
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Center for Judaic Studies Tuition Scholarship

$500 tuition scholarship awarded annually to one or more full-time undergraduate students minoring in Jewish Studies. To be eligible, students must have financial need and a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Due April 15.
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Henry and Dorothy Reikes Scholarship

Awarded to a student with sophomore standing or above, currently enrolled in one course that applies to the minor in Jewish Studies. Amount varies; typically $500-$600. Note: this scholarship is administered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
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Center for Judaic Studies Travel Scholarship

Competitive grant of up to $800, awarded annually to one or more undergraduate students minoring in Jewish Studies who have specific, well-conceived travel plans for language study, research, or other learning experiences related to Jewish culture, religion, and/or history. Budget and budget justification required. Due March 15.
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Bernice Harris Book Scholarship

Students enrolled in any course cross-listed in Jewish Studies (except JUDS 339/HIST 339) or counted toward the minor in Jewish Studies can apply for a $100 scholarship to cover the cost of books. Brief essay required. Note: minoring in Jewish Studies is not required for this award. Due Friday of the third week of classes, each semester.
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