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Scholarship & Internship Opportunities

Scholarships are available for Judaic Studies majors and minors. Check this page for updates for the 2017-18 Academic Year!

If you previously submit an application through PSU's online platform, please send an email to to confirm your application was received.

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Application Checklist:

  • Two faculty letters of recommendation
  • 1 to 2 page statement of interest
  • Statement of financial need (Jacobs-Kaufman scholarship only)

Sara Glasgow Cogan 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 in Winter and Spring) for two or three students.

Abigail Jacobs-Kaufman Scholarship

The Abigail Jacobs-Kaufman Scholarship awards $1,000 annually to two 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.

The Lorry I. Lokey Endowed Fund for Israel Scholarship

The Lorry I. Lokey Endowed Fund for Israel Scholarship provides $2,000 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 will provide $5,000 tuition and fee support for two Judaic Studies majors for general tuition and fee support.

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.

Other Scholarships

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