ETHEL M. HALPERN AWARD IN JEWISH STUDIES
for Undergraduate Jewish Studies students at the University of Pittsburgh
funded by the Ethel M. Halpern Endowed Fund for Students.
February 25, 2013, 4 pm.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: WEDNESDAY MARCH 20, 2013, 4 pm
Undergraduate students are invited to apply for funding for any of the following purposes:
- travel or living expenses associated with a study abroad experience involving Jewish studies;
- travel or living expenses associated with participation in a summer language program in Hebrew, Yiddish, or another language relevant to Jewish studies;
- travel or living expenses associated with participation in an unpaid internship program connected to Jewish studies;
- travel expenses related to other study or research in Jewish studies;
- purchase of books or other materials related to research in Jewish studies.
Awards of up to $1000 each will be made for projects in the Summer of 2013 or during Academic Year 2013-2014. Halpern Awards may be held in conjunction with other University and external funding in cases where the project costs exceed $1000.
The following application materials must be received in the Jewish Studies office, 2604 Cathedral of Learning, by 4 pm,
Monday February 25, 2013: Wednesday March 20, 2013 IN HARD COPY
- a cover sheet with the following information: the student’s name, preferred mailing address, telephone number, Pitt e-mail address, a title for their project, and a brief (2-3 sentence) description of the proposed activities
- a statement of purpose (2-3 double-spaced pages) explaining the proposed activities in greater detail and how the activities will further the student’s undergraduate studies;
- a detailed budget of all anticipated expenses related to the proposed activities, including a list of other aid applied for, and a statement of the amount (up to $1000) requested from the Halpern Fund
- an academic advisement transcript from Pitt and official transcripts from any previous undergraduate institutions;
- a letter of recommendation from a Pitt faculty member familiar with the student’s academic work
- Full-time undergraduates in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
- Have completed or be currently enrolled in at least one Jewish studies class (including Hebrew language) at the University of Pittsburgh.
For any questions about the award, please contact: Adam Shear, Director, Jewish Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org