Scholarship & Internship Opportunities

Scholarships are available for Judaic Studies majors and minors.

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Your Bachelors degree is within reach! In the Judaic Studies Program, we have the caring faculty and the savvy academic advisors to support your success -- as well as scholarships to make college education affordable. When you choose Judaic Studies as your major or minor, you are eligible for an array of scholarships at Portland State University.

Stand out! You are one of a small pool of candidates applying for these scholarships so your chances of receiving an award may be better than you think.

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Eligibility: Which scholarship(s) should I apply for?

 

Not sure if you can afford college education? Undecided whether Portland State University is the right school for you?

Consider applying for the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship. As a prospective student you can apply for this scholarship in conjunction with your application to Portland State University. If you receive the scholarship award you will have a significant portion of your four years of education completely paid for. This scholarship supports Judaic Studies majors at $5000 per year throughout your entire undergraduate career at PSU (up to four years). Learn more about the criteria and application procedures for the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarships.

 

Are you already enrolled at Portland State University?

Once you are an enrolled PSU student, you have an array of scholarships available to you.  

If you are considering majoring in Judaic Studies, you are eligible to apply for the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship.

If you are already a Judaic Studies major, you are eligible to apply for the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship, even if you are new to the program. For the other scholarships, you must have accrued at least twelve credits of coursework in Judaic Studies to be eligible to apply.

If you are a Judaic Studies minor and have done at least eight credits of coursework in Judaic Studies, you are eligible to apply for three scholarships: Cogan, Jacobs-Kaufman, and Aspen Mitzvah.

 

 

Scholarship Short Name Amount Open to Judaic Studies Majors Open to Judaic Studies Minors Deadline to apply

Schnitzer Family

$5000 (per year x 4)  

Feb. 1, 2019 or Nov 16, 2018*

Shleifer

$5000  

Feb. 1, 2019

Lokey Israel Travel

$1000-$5000  

Feb. 1, 2019

Aspen Mitzvah (Hebrew language study)

$1000

Feb. 1, 2019

Cogan (internship)

6 credits of tuition

Feb. 1, 2019

Jacobs-Kaufman

$500-$1000

Feb. 1, 2019

 

When are the application deadlines?

 

For all scholarships except the Schnitzer Family Scholarships:

the application deadline is February 1, 2019. Decisions will be made by April 2019 and scholarships awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.  

For the Schnitzer Family Scholarships:

current PSU students should apply by December 14,, 2018 for scholarships covering tuition in the 2018-19 academic year  

prospective students should apply by February 1, 2019 for scholarships covering tuition in the 2019-20 academic year.
 

Scholarships offered to Judaic Studies majors only

 

⬧Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarships

The  Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarships offer Judaic Studies majors renewable tuition support of $5,000 annually for their entire undergraduate career at PSU (up to four years). Learn more [link] about the criteria and application procedures for the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarships:

Requirements/Eligibility for the Schnitzer Family Scholarship

· Field of study: Undergraduate students pursuing their B.A. in Judaic Studies. Applicants may be entering first-year students, transfer students, and current PSU students.

· Academic record/GPA: Selection will be merit-based with a focus on demonstrated academic rigor and achievement; Students must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

· Community service/civic involvement: Preference will be given to those applicants who are actively engaged in any kind of community service and/or volunteering activities and demonstrate leadership potential.

· Award limit: Students will be eligible to receive the scholarship for a maximum of 4 years.

  

⬧The Lorry I. Lokey Endowed Fund for Israel Scholarship

The Lorry I. Lokey Endowed Fund for Israel Scholarship provides between $1,000 and $5,000 annually for a Judaic Studies major to travel to and study abroad in Israel. Explore study abroad opportunities through the International Affairs: Education Abroad office.

⬧Shleifer Scholarship

The Lois Berlin, John May, Ida & Sam Shleifer Endowed Scholarship consists of $5000 in tuition support awarded annually.

 

Scholarships offered to Judaic Studies majors and minors

 

► Sara Glasgow Cogan Memorial Scholarship and Internship

The Sara Glasgow Cogan Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to full-time Judaic Studies majors or minors who undertake credit-bearing internships in local Jewish communal and cultural organizations. This scholarship will cover the cost of internship for six credits of tuition (three credits each over two terms of study) for 1-3 students.

► Abigail Jacobs-Kaufman Scholarship

The Abigail Jacobs-Kaufman Scholarship awards $500-$1,000 annually to 1-2 full-time Judaic Studies majors or minors who are pursuing a degree in Judaic Studies, and demonstrate financial need to cover tuition. Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated financial need.

 

► Aspen Mitzvah Fund Scholarship

The Department of World Languages & Literatures offers renewable scholarships of up to $1000 to students enrolling in and completing second- and third-year modern Hebrew sequences. The award will be used to meet tuition costs and related educational expenses at Portland State University. Preference will be given to students in the more advanced (300-level) sequence, and to students undertaking the Major or Minor Degrees in Judaic Studies.

 

Additional Scholarships Available

Please visit PSU's Scholarship page to access the scholarship information outside of The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies.