Below is a list of awards and bursaries available to students enrolled in Jewish Studies at Carleton. Inquiries regarding undergraduate awards should be addressed to Awards and Financial Aid, while inquires regarding graduate awards and bursaries should be directed towards Graduate Studies.

Undergraduate Student Awards:

Ilana and Steven Rubin Scholarship

Valued at $1800, this scholarship is aimed to help students who with to attend a Canadian or Israeli post-secondary institution. Students applying for the scholarship must have graduated from high school with at least a B average, targeting applicants with averages between B and A-. Averages above A- will also be considered but all applicants must demonstrate financial need through qualification for the Ontario Student Assistance Program or equivalent.

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Andras Memorial Award

To support the cost of a research project or paper undertaken by an undergraduate or graduate student attending Carleton University. This grant is awarded in alternate years for a research project in one of the following areas: (a) Jewish studies; (b) trade union history or the democratic socialist movement in Canada.

Endowed 1972 in memory of the late Mr. A. Andras, a member of Carleton’s Board of Governors. Revised 1978.

Louis and Miriam Goldstein Book Award in Judaic Studies

Awarded annually to a deserving Carleton University student in Judaic studies, on the recommendation of the Department of Religion. Donors: Louis and Miriam Goldstein. It was established in 1983 in honour of Carleton University’s Fortieth Anniversary.

Salomon (Mundi) Bergstein and Lily Porter Bergstein Memorial Bursary in Jewish Studies – Undergraduate Bursary

Endowed in 2010 by Jacques J.M. and Donna A. Shore, this award is given to a deserving undergraduate student who is affiliated with Jewish Studies, by coursework or volunteerism. It is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies. Recipients will have demonstrated financial need, must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants or protected persons), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements.

Alfred and Isabel Bader Student Travel Award

Awarded annually to one or more undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing who have demonstrated an interest in travelling away from Carleton University to present papers and posters, to participate in an exchange, or to pursue other research travel pertinent to their studies. Should the recipient be a graduate student then the bursary will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Should the recipient be an undergraduate student then the bursary will be awarded through the Awards Office. More information will be posted here when it is available.

Graduate Student Awards:

David and Rebecca Zelikovitz Scholarship

Endowed in 1991 through the estate of the late David Zelikovitz, this scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving graduate student who is studying Jewish culture. The recipient is selected by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs from among those candidates recommended each year by departments, schools, and institutes having graduate programs. To be eligible, the student must be from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or the Faculty of Public Affairs. The award has a value of $960.

FSWC – Zaglembier Scholarship

The Zaglembier Society is a group of Holocaust Survivors and their children from the province of Zaglembie, Poland.  The Society is dedicated to preserving their memories and experiences for future generations to ensure that the horrors they witnessed as a community during the Holocaust are never repeated.   The Zaglembier Society, in conjunction with FSWC, awards two $1800 scholarships to post-Graduate students annually.  Applicants are asked to demonstrate their commitment to Holocaust Studies as well as their on-going commitment to Simon Wiesenthal’s legacy of promoting education and tolerance in their post-Graduate career.  Scholarships are open to current full-time and part-time students studying the Holocaust at the post-Graduate level (Masters and PhD).

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External Awards:

The Stephen Speisman Bursary

From the Ontario Jewish Archives: “The Dr. Stephen Speisman bursary for archival research has been established by the Ontario Jewish Archives in memory of the late Dr. Stephen Speisman, who passed away in October 2008. He served as Director of the Ontario Jewish Archives from 1973 until 1999 and dedicated his life to the preservation of Ontario’s Jewish heritage. This bursary is intended to provide financial support to individuals who are working on a thesis, scholarly article or book in the area of Ontario Jewish history, in which records held by the Ontario Jewish Archives are integral to their research. A grant of up to $500 will be awarded each year to assist one or more researchers with some of the costs incurred while conducting research at the OJA.

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