Scholarships and other Opportunities

Posted: April 24, 2013 by IUsec in Contests, Scholarships

1)      Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis Scholarship

This scholarship is for IUB juniors with a 3.7 GPA who will be in their senior year at IUB during the 2013-2014 academic year. Completed applications and 3 letters of reference should be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students (Indiana Memorial Union, M-088) by 5:00 p.m. on April 25, 2013.  Applications and complete instructions are available at:  Questions should be addressed to Suzanne J. Phillips, Assistant Dean of Students: Telephone: 812.856.1626; Email:

2)      Turkish Flagship Program

The Turkish Flagship is an undergraduate program at IU designed for students who wish to achieve professional fluency in Turkish while pursuing any academic major and career of their choice. Strategically located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey provides access to sever-al emerging markets. IU’s Turkish Flagship offers a unique opportunity to learn Turkish and several related Turkic languages, such as Uzbek, and prepares students to communicate with a world of over 200 million Turkic speakers, spanning from Eastern Europe to Central Asia. Scholarships are available for eligible students for summer 2013.  For additional information visit: or contact

3)      2013 Henry A. Bern Memorial Essay Competition

Sponsored by the Borns Jewish Studies Program, the purpose of this competition is to promote and encourage excellence in undergraduate writing and research in the field of Jewish Studies.  All current IUB undergraduate students may submit entries.  Papers should be emailed as attachments to (subject line: Bern Essay Submission) by midnight on Friday, May 17, 2013. Entries will be judged on clarity, focus and development of the subject or problem, quality of evidence, use of sources and originality. Prize: $1,500



  • Paper may be written on any topic relevant to Jewish Studies
  • Must be the work of a single author
  • May be written in English, Modern Hebrew or Yiddish
  • May have been previously submitted in a course
  • Must be in Word format, double-spaced , have footnotes (where applicable) and should not exceed 25 pages
  • Student’s name should only appear on cover sheet, which should also include: local and permanent address, IU email address, telephone number and title of paper. Student’s name should not appear in file name
  • Title of paper should also appear at top of page 1 of paper.

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