Bornblum Judaic Studies offers qualified students the opportunity to apply for a variety
of scholarships and awards. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 and at least six
credits or the equivalent in Judaic Studies courses are required for students to apply
for any scholarship or award. Decisions on which scholarship or award will go to which
students are made by the Director of Bornblum Judaic Studies, in consultation other
BJS faculty and members of the BJS Faculty Advisory Committee. Information and application
materials are available in the BJS office in 301 Mitchell Hall, phone 678-2919.
The Judaic Studies Teacher Training Scholarship
The Judaic Studies Teacher Training Scholarship is up to $1,500 per year for up to
six semesters of study. Graduate students seeking teacher licensure for the purpose
of going into Jewish education may also be eligible for scholarship support. In order
to receive and retain the scholarship, students must meet following requirements:
- Undergraduate students must either (a) seek a bachelor's degree in Judaic Studies
and teacher licensure, or (b) seek a bachelor's degree in education, establish proficiency
in Hebrew language, and earn at least a minor in Judaic Studies.
- Graduate students must seek teacher licensure and make up deficiencies in Judaic studies
from their undergraduate work, including Hebrew language proficiency.
- All students must complete a program for teacher licensure.
- Upon completion of their studies, all students must make every reasonable effort to
obtain employment in the field of Jewish education. Once they have secured a position
in Jewish education, they must make every reasonable effort to work in the field of
Jewish education for a minimum of three years.
The Judaic Studies Teacher Training Scholarship is good for no more than six semesters
of study, including two semesters of study at an Israeli university. If students require
additional semesters to comply with the terms of the scholarship, then they must find
other means of meeting those expenses.
Jewish Community Service Training Award
The Jewish Community Service Training Award pays qualified students $500 per semester
for up to six semesters of study. In order to receive and retain the scholarship,
students must either (a) seek a bachelor's degree in Judaic Studies and a minor in
Nonprofit Management with certification by American Humanics, or (b) seek a bachelor's
degree in Social Work and a minor in Judaic Studies. Students must also complete an
internship in a Jewish community service agency.
Outstanding Student in Judaic Studies Award
Each year instructors teaching courses in Judaic Studies and/or in Hebrew language
nominate an outstanding student for the Outstanding Student in Judaic Studies Award.
Students have to have a concentration in Judaic Studies to be eligible for this award
and must be nominated by one of their instructors. Students who have already received
the award are not eligible. One award of $500 may be given each year; if no student
is eligible or qualified for the award, it may not be given.
Award for Juniors and Seniors with a Concentration in Judaic Studies
Qualified juniors and seniors who have a concentration in Judaic Studies may apply
for an award of $500 per year. Juniors may receive $500 per year for up to two years;
seniors may receive the scholarship of $500 only once.
Funds for Study in Israel
Qualified students who with a concentration or seeking a minor in Judaic Studies may
apply for funds to apply toward airfare from Memphis to Israel in order to study at
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Haifa University, Bar-Ilan
University, or Ben Gurion University. The amount provided is $1,500 or the cost of
airfare, whichever is less, on a reimbursable basis. In order to receive the reimbursement,
students must provide receipts for their airfare and evidence that they have completed
a summer, semester, or year of study at one of the aforementioned institutions.
Undergraduate students receiving any scholarship, award, or airfare reimbursement
must maintain an overall grade point average or 3.20 during their studies at The University
of Memphis. Graduate students in the Teacher Training Scholarship Program must maintain
a grade point average of 3.30. Scholarship students are reviewed once a year to determine
their continuing eligibility. All Bornblum Judaic Studies scholarships, awards, and
reimbursements apply to study only at The University of Memphis and/or an Israeli
university. No funds may not be used for study at any other institution.
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