Joint Scholarship in Afro-American and Jewish Studies

Amount:  $13,000/year

Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

This new scholarship aims to foster study of African-Americans and Jews by providing financial support to students who have chosen to pursue a major or certificate in both Afro-American Studies and Jewish Studies.

Learning about these two communities will encourage students to delve into the history of two minority groups whose distinct experiences illuminate questions of race and ethnicity. Along the way, students will have the opportunity to explore their own identities in comparison with those of others. The goal is comparative study of African-Americans and Jews in order to gain a deeper understanding of both groups and their encounters with American society as a whole.

Eligibility:

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

Before receiving the scholarship, the recipient is expected to declare a major and/or certificate in both Afro-American Studies and Jewish Studies.  For example:

  • Major in Afro-American Studies + Major in Jewish Studies
  • Major in Afro-American Studies + Certificate in Jewish Studies
  • Certificate in Afro-American Studies + Major in Jewish Studies
  • Certificate in Afro-American Studies + Certificate in Jewish Studies

All courses within both programs, regardless of topic, count toward the fulfillment of the scholarship requirements.

To apply, please download the Application Form and send it with the required documentation to Professor Ethelene Whitmire (ewhitmire@wisc.edu) and Professor Tony Michels (aemichels@wisc.edu).