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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.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the availability of two $10,000 scholarships for outstanding high school seniors from across the United States who intend to pursue communications-related baccalaureate degrees in pursuit of a career in any aspect of the television industry. DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2013.
The awards honor legendary broadcasters Jim McKay and Mike Wallace. The Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship, now in its fourth year, honors sportscaster Jim McKay (1921-2008). This is the inaugural year of the Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship, honoring longtime CBS newsman Mike Wallace (1918-2012).
Applications may be submitted online or by mail. The deadline for applications is 5 pm EST on March 1, 2013, for online applications and a postmark of no later than February 15, 2013, for those submitted by mail.

Scholarship Deadlines – March 6th and 20th

Posted: February 14, 2013 by IUsec in Scholarships

Chicago/Midwest College Scholarships – For students currently enrolled in College/Graduate Programs
The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) anticipates awarding two to four $4,000 scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The scholarships have been established by the Board of Governors to assist and encourage talented students committed to careers in the television industry—made in conjunction with some of Chicago’s television legends and institutions as principal donors.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of professional potential and commitment. Applicants are required to complete and return application materials by Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Scholarships are also available for high school students entering college in Fall 2013. Deadline: March 6, 2013.
Go to our Scholarship Web Page for more information

Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for college and graduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Approximately $500,000 is available for Jewish students who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers, and are in need of financial assistance for full-time academic programs primarily in the helping professions.

Eligibility: Academic requirements include:

 Graduate-level enrollment in a “helping profession” program, such as medicine, human services, the rabbinate, or Jewish communal service;
 Or vocational or undergraduate training in helping sectors requiring no post-graduate education for employment, such as education or nursing;
 Or mathematics and engineering, or other sciences;
 Or performing/fine arts;
Legal domicile in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, or in some cases, Cook County or Northwest Indiana. Refugees or asylees are encouraged to apply,
as citizenship is not a prerequisite. To apply, go to For additional information or questions,
contact the JVS Scholarship Coordinator at (312) 673-3444 or via e-mail

Application deadline: February 15, 2013

8) Service-Learning Scholarships

Posted: February 12, 2013 by IUsec in Scholarships

The Service-Learning Program at Indiana University, Bloomington is accepting applications for scholarships to fund IUB students who are participating in service-learning courses that take students outside of Indiana or outside of the United States. There are 5 scholarships worth $250 each to fund students doing service-learning projects domestically and 5 scholarships worth $500 each to fund students doing service-learning projects internationally.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled at the time of the scholarship award in a credit-bearing service-learning course offered through IUB. The application deadline is rolling until all 10 scholarships are awarded for the year.

Applications must include a letter of recommendation and proof of enrollment in the service-learning class. Please direct questions about the scholarship and application procedures to Andrew Libby, Community Engagement Coordinator, Service-Learning Program,

Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis Scholarship

Posted: February 12, 2013 by IUsec in Scholarships

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:

The Indiana University Alumni Association will award thirty-three $1,000 scholarships in 2013 to full-time undergraduate students who are the sons and daughters of IU Alumni Association members.

Two scholarships will be designated for qualifying students from each of IU’s eight campuses. The remainder will be awarded to students on an at-large basis. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement as determined by the Office of Student Enrollment Services. Financial need will be determined from the information provided by the student and his or her parent(s) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You may complete the FAFSA online or paper applications may be obtained the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Preference will be given to students who have not received a scholarship in prior years.

Application is available at:

Application deadline: March 29, 2013

These scholarships are a gift from Candice and Larry Reuben in memory of parents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.

Two scholarships, one up to $3,000 & one up to $10,000, for the 2013-2014 academic year. Funds may be used to:
 attend Holocaust-related conferences
 do research in archives and libraries
 subsidize a Holocaust-related internship
 engage in research and to support honors theses master’s theses or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust.


 All IUB Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students eligible
 Students must be enrolled at IUB the spring 2013 semester (semester of application) and continue as full-time students during the Fall 2013 and/or 2013-2014 academic year.

Funds can only be awarded in the fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student. Recipients will be notified in early April, 2013 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Application: Current undergraduate Jewish Studies majors, certificate and Hebrew minor students go to “Scholarships & Internships for Continuing Jewish Studies Students” for instructions and forms to apply. All other undergraduate students see “Sara & Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support Study of the Holocaust”.

Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013

Scholarships and Administrative Internship – For Jewish Studies Major, Certificate, and Hebrew Minor Students for the 2013-2014 academic year

Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013

 Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Scholarships & Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Merit Scholarships
 Irving Katz Scholarship – preference may be given to students studying Jewish history
 Henry Fischel, Ph.D., Scholarship – for incoming juniors and seniors who will study in Israel on an approved overseas study program or volunteer in an organized nonprofit program during the 2013-2014 year
 The Percy Family Scholarship
 Sandra and Stanley Trackman Scholarship
 Edward M. Dayan Scholarship – preference given to a student planning to teach Hebrew or Jewish Studies
 Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Administrative Internship in Jewish Studies – Intern will serve a professional apprenticeship with Dr. Carolyn Upson-Walker, Assistant Director, to assist with recruiting students, alumni relations, and career support for current students, as well as clerical duties, data entry, mailings, and miscellaneous projects for the Jewish Studies staff. Applicants must be in residence at Indiana University Bloomington for both the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. Intern will work an average of 10-12 hours/week (with maximum wages of $3,000). Jewish Studies students interested in a career in communal service are encouraged to apply. Excellent career experience. Non-resident aliens need appropriate work authorization.

 Students with minimum GPA of 3.200 who are either majoring in Jewish Studies or pursuing the Jewish Studies certificate or Jewish Studies minor in Hebrew. Students with significant financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.000 or higher may also apply. Students graduating in December 2013 will be eligible for fall 2013 funding only.
 Recipients must be full-time students and maintain a minimum of a 3.000 GPA during the funding period.
 Students may use scholarship funding toward overseas study programs that allow them to continue normal academic progress toward graduation or to pursue full-time, unpaid Jewish Studies-related internships away from IUB in the fall or spring when registered for ASCS-W 499 or ASCS-Q 398.

For additional information and application materials visit:

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Campus Writing Program are currently soliciting submissions for the annual Intensive Writing (IW) Essay Prize for students enrolled in IW courses during the 2012-2013 academic year. Each submission will be evaluated for excellence in argument and exposition and up to two winning essays (one essay longer than 10 pages and one essay shorter than 10 pages) will be selected for prizes of $150 in each of the following areas:
Arts and Humanities
Social and Historical Studies
Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Deadline for submission: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013

Additional information and submission procedures can be found on the CITL website or the College of Arts and Sciences