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Scholarships

The application period for the 2017-2018 academic year has closed as of February 1, 2017. Applications for the Klaper Fellowship in Jewish Studies remain open throughout the year. Contact Mark Swick at 843.953.4930 or swickmn@cofc.edu with any questions or concerns. 

Recipients of any Jewish Studies scholarship are required to demonstrate financial need.  Financial need can only be determined by the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  If you wish to be considered for any scholarship awarded by the Jewish Studies Program, please complete and submit your FAFSA by February 1st.  The College of Charleston federal school code is 003428.  Please make sure College of Charleston is listed under the colleges that you’re interested in including on your FAFSA.

The Gerald and Beth Polis Endowed Scholarship - NOT AVAILABLE SY 2017-2018 

Established in 2015 by CofC alumnus Jerry Polis '62 and his wife Beth, the Polis Endowed Scholarship provides a need-based scholarship to students who demonstrate an intention to participate in student life aspects of the Jewish Studies Program, and who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice. Preference will be given to applicants who are students of Jewish faith. The Polis Endowed Scholarship is awarded to one freshman student every four years, who will receive $2,500 per year for up to 4 years.

The Samuel R. and Regina K. Shapiro Endowed Scholarship

The Shapiro Endowed Scholarship provides a four-year, need-based, full or partial tuition scholarship to one student per academic class at the College of Charleston who is involved in the Jewish Studies Program or the JSU/Hillel. The recipient is selected for the scholarship based on eligibility criteria as reviewed by the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs.

S.S. Solomons Scholarship

Established in 1957 by the estate of Zipporah M. Solomons, the S.S.Solomons Scholarship assists students at the College of Charleston with financial need. Preference is given to students of Jewish faith. 

Raymond and Florence Stern Endowed Scholarship

The Stern Endowed Scholarship provides a need-based scholarship to students who are a major or minor in Jewish Studies and are preferably from a rural town in South Carolina or another state. Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs' Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program Scholarship Committee based on the criteria described. The scholarship is awarded to one student per academic year in the amount of $2,500 and may be renewed on an annual basis. 

The Klaper Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Want to travel next summer? Interested in pursuing an internship, community service program, research or arts project in the US, in Israel, or in Europe? Jewish Studies now offers a prestigious fellowship program that could cover your summer expenses. Application information and specifics can be found here