Student Funding

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Student Funding

The Center for Judaic Studies has a number of modest travel awards available to sponsor students who wish to spend time studying and researching abroad. In addition, a variety of student awards for academic achievement in Judaic Studies and Hebrew are conferred in the Spring of each year during the annual awards ceremony hosted by the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.

The Center also offers support for graduate studies in the form of assistantships (teaching and research).  Students enrolled in the graduate program in Judaic Studies are eligible for these assistantships, which cover tuition and fees and include a stipend for living expenses.  Students who apply for admission to the MA program will automatically be considered for an assistantship.

Fellowship awards are also available for qualified graduate students.

For information about these funding opportunities, please contact the Center at or 860-486-2271.

Travel awards available:

  • Israel Academic Travel Awards for summer academic study in Israel are sponsored by Global Affairs, Judaic Studies, and Middle East Studies.  $1500 awards to defray travel expenses are award to four students each year.
  • The Winkler Award for Study in Israel
  • UConn Judaic Center Israel Travel Endowment (for Jewish Studies but not limited to Israel travel)

Scholarships awarded by the Center are provided by:

  • The David A. Ivry Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Harold J. Arkava Scholarship Fund
  • The Cohen and Henes Scholarship Fund in Judaic Studies
  • The Sylvia and Leo Dashefsky Prize Endowment Fund
  • The Frances and Irving Seliger Memorial Endowment Fund