Jewish Studies Awards

Wellesley College Jewish Studies Program

Summer Internships/Language Support and Graduate Work in Jewish Studies Grant
Spring 2021


The Jewish Studies Program offers financial support to Wellesley undergraduates and alumnae for a range of academic activities including summer study and graduate studies. Specific information and application forms for these awards are to be found below on this website.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT

The 2021 Deadline has passed. Please check back again in Spring 2022!


In summer 2021, the Jewish Studies Program will support students in pursuing internships or intensive language programs in fields or institutions related to Jewish Studies. Each student who is selected for the program will receive support up to $6000, of which up to $4500 can toward living and travel expenses, and up to $1500 can go to tuition, or to the hosting institution for overhead and to cover supervision. To qualify for these stipends, students must demonstrate the relevance of their chosen programs to the field of Jewish Studies. This award may not be held concurrently with other College funding for summer study.

Applications must include: 1) a proposal (500-750 words) describing how their summer internship or language study plans will aid their of their study of Jewish Studies or to topics that intersect with Judaism.; 2) a budget of how the award money will be spent; 3) one letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or faculty member familiar with the student’s academic interests and plans; and 4) an unofficial Wellesley transcript. Awards are conditional on acceptance into the proposed program. Recipients must submit a report after completion of the program.


The Jacqueline Krieger Klein ’53 Fellowship in Jewish Studies offers annually non-renewable grants in the amount up to $5000 each to graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field to pursue further education in the field of Jewish studies. Applicants must be accepted to a degree-granting graduate program in Jewish Studies (including MA and PhD programs in Religion, Jewish Studies, or other related fields) at an accredited university or seminary at the time of their application. All Wellesley College seniors and alumnae are eligible to apply.

Applications must include: 1) a description of the program which they will be attending and their reasons for attending it (500-750 words); 2) a copy of their letter of acceptance to the program; 3) an unofficial Wellesley College transcript; and 4) a budget of how the award money will be spent and a list of other funding sources available or sought.


Please complete this online APPLICATION FORM.

Provide this FORM to your reference for your letter of recommendation.