Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Opportunities Newsletter (Scholarships)

This newsletter contains information about the following opportunities:


5)       Indiana University Alumni Association Scholars



1)      2013 College of Arts and Sciences Senior Scholarship Competition


The College of Arts and Sciences will soon be accepting applications for the annual Senior Scholarship Competition. Current, full-time third-year students can apply for a variety of merit-based scholarships for their senior year. Award amounts and eligibility requirements vary widely for the approximately 20 named scholarships that the College awards annually through this competition. By completing one application, students are considered for all scholarships for which they qualify. Note: Some awards are restricted to academically meritorious students who have financial need.


To be eligible for this competition, applicants must:

§  be earning a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences

§  have current full-time status at IUB or in an approved overseas study program

§  be eligible to graduate in May or August 2014

§  enroll as a full-time student (or in an IU-approved overseas study program) both semesters of 2013-2014

§  High academic merit, including a minimum College GPA of 3.700


Information and the application form will be posted on the Senior Scholarship Competition page on the College website by January 21. Contact the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office at 855-1647 or with questions. For consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 1, 2013.

2)      Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program


Scholarships and Administrative Internship - For Jewish Studies Major, Certificate, and Hebrew Minor Students for the 2013-2014 academic year


Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013


§  Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Scholarships & Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Merit Scholarships

§  Irving Katz Scholarship - preference may be given to students studying Jewish history

§  Henry Fischel, Ph.D., Scholarship - for incoming juniors and seniors who will study in Israel on an approved overseas study program or volunteer in an organized nonprofit program during the 2013-2014 year

§  The Percy Family Scholarship

§  Sandra and Stanley Trackman Scholarship

§  Edward M. Dayan Scholarship - preference given to a student planning to teach Hebrew or Jewish Studies

§  Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Administrative Internship in Jewish Studies - Intern will serve a professional apprenticeship with Dr. Carolyn Upson-Walker, Assistant Director, to assist with recruiting students, alumni relations, and career support for current students, as well as clerical duties, data entry, mailings, and miscellaneous projects for the Jewish Studies staff. Applicants must be in residence at Indiana University Bloomington for both the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. Intern will work an average of 10-12 hours/week (with maximum wages of $3,000). Jewish Studies students interested in a career in communal service are encouraged to apply. Excellent career experience. Non-resident aliens need appropriate work authorization.



§  Students with minimum GPA of 3.200 who are either majoring in Jewish Studies or pursuing the Jewish Studies certificate or Jewish Studies minor in Hebrew. Students with significant financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.000 or higher may also apply. Students graduating in December 2013 will be eligible for fall 2013 funding only.

§  Recipients must be full-time students and maintain a minimum of a 3.000 GPA during the funding period.

§  Students may use scholarship funding toward overseas study programs that allow them to continue normal academic progress toward graduation or to pursue full-time, unpaid Jewish Studies-related internships away from IUB in the fall or spring when registered for ASCS-W 499 or ASCS-Q 398.


For additional information and application materials visit:

3)      Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support the Study of the Holocaust 


These scholarships are a gift from Candice and Larry Reuben in memory of parents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.


Two scholarships, one up to $3,000 & one up to $10,000, for the 2013-2014 academic year. Funds may be used to:

§  attend Holocaust-related conferences

§  do research in archives and libraries

§  subsidize a Holocaust-related internship

§  engage in research and to support honors theses master’s theses or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust.


Eligibility requirements:


§  All IUB Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students eligible

§  Students must be enrolled at IUB the spring 2013 semester (semester of application) and continue as full-time students during the Fall 2013 and/or 2013-2014 academic year.


Funds can only be awarded in the fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student. Recipients will be notified in early April, 2013 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 14, 2013.


Application: Current undergraduate Jewish Studies majors, certificate and Hebrew minor students go to “Scholarships & Internships for Continuing Jewish Studies Students" for instructions and forms to apply. All other undergraduate students  see "Sara & Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support Study of the Holocaust".


Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013

4)      Service-Learning Scholarships


The Service-Learning Program at Indiana University, Bloomington is accepting applications for scholarships to fund IUB students who are participating in service-learning courses that take students outside of Indiana or outside of the United States. There are 5 scholarships worth $250 each to fund students doing service-learning projects domestically and 5 scholarships worth $500 each to fund students doing service-learning projects internationally.


To be eligible, students must be enrolled at the time of the scholarship award in a credit-bearing service-learning course offered through IUB. The application deadline is rolling until all 10 scholarships are awarded for the year.


Applications must include a letter of recommendation and proof of enrollment in the service-learning class. Please direct questions about the scholarship and application procedures to Andrew Libby, Community Engagement Coordinator, Service-Learning Program,




5)      Indiana University Alumni Association Scholars


The Indiana University Alumni Association will award thirty-three $1,000 scholarships in 2013 to full-time undergraduate students who are the sons and daughters of IU Alumni Association members.


Two scholarships will be designated for qualifying students from each of IU's eight campuses. The remainder will be awarded to students on an at-large basis. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement as determined by the Office of Student Enrollment Services. Financial need will be determined from the information provided by the student and his or her parent(s) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You may complete the FAFSA online or paper applications may be obtained the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Preference will be given to students who have not received a scholarship in prior years. 



Application deadline: March 29, 2013