Joint Scholarship in African American Studies and Jewish Studies

Please check back in September 2024 for information about the next application period.

This scholarship advances knowledge of African Americans and Jews by providing financial support to undergraduate students at the UW-Madison who are taking courses in both African American Studies and Jewish Studies.

Learning about African Americans and Jews will encourage students to delve into the history of two minority groups whose distinct experiences illuminate questions of race and ethnicity. Through comparative study, students will gain a deeper understanding of both groups and their encounters with American society as a whole.

Amounts:

$13,000 for completion of 3 courses in African American Studies and 3 courses in Jewish Studies

$15,000 for completion of 3 courses in one department plus a certificate in the other department

Eligibility:

To apply for the scholarship, students must have taken (or be currently taking) at least one course in Jewish Studies or African American Studies.

To view the requirements for a certificate in each department:

African American Studies: africanamericanstudies.wisc.edu/certificate/

Jewish Studies: cjs.wisc.edu/certificate-in-jewish-studies/

To view courses offered by each department:

African American Studies: africanamericanstudies.wisc.edu/course-descriptions/

Jewish Studies: cjs.wisc.edu/courses/