The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Scholarship aims to encourage and support Jewish Studies on the University of Kentucky campus. Students selected to become JHFE scholars will declare and commit to completing a minor in Jewish Studies in a maximum of four years. They will also attend and participate regularly in Jewish Studies programming on campus. As part of the JHFE scholar experience, they will be expected to participate in an original scholarly research project under the guidance of a Jewish Studies faculty mentor. Any undergraduate who will pursue a Jewish Studies minor is eligible to apply. If awarded, the scholarship provides $4,000 per year of study for up to four years of scholarship support.
If you have any questions about the application please contact the Director of the Jewish Studies Program, Dr. Sheila Jelen.
Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. They must be declared as a Jewish Studies minor (or declare one upon receipt of the award). Continued support requires meeting the terms of the scholarship including remaining in good academic standing, attending Jewish Studies events, and maintaining a 3.0 GPA in Jewish Studies courses.
Deadline for completing the application is September 1, 2023.