Awards Supporting Study and Research

We offer two scholarship competitions each year – one in the fall, and one in spring. The spring competition has ended, but please check back soon for information about the fall competition.

We offer a number of awards to support study or research in Jewish studies at the UW, at institutions in the U.S. with educational programs not available on this campus, and abroad. Within this category, we also offer awards making it possible for students to present research papers at academic conferences.

In addition, we offer achievement awards to recognize excellence in Jewish studies. You may apply for multiple awards in both categories.

If you are a graduate student whose work concerns the role that education has played in Jewish civilization and/or questions pertaining to education in Jewish studies, please also consider applying for our Laurence A. Weinstein Distinguished Graduate Fellowship.

For more information about the application process, please email

Potential impact on financial aid

Please note that receiving an award may affect your financial aid package. To learn more, contact the UW-Madison Office of Financial Aid at