We are thrilled to be able to offer our new Atara Merit Scholarship to incoming HUC-JIR students in our Rabbinical, Cantorial and Education programs who exhibit academic excellence. Each Atara Scholarship award will range between $6,000 and $18,000 per year. In order to be eligible for a the new Atara Merit Scholarship you must complete the online application by uploading your essay and short answer responses (prompts below) no later than February 21, 2017. (Deadline for 2017 - 2018 has now passed)
Atara עטרה in Hebrew means a royal crown, that which symbolizes a high state of achievement and respect. The College-Institute is honored to have committed supporters who want to 'crown' a small group of incoming students with these special scholarships in order to support stellar future leaders throughout your HUC-JIR program (pending renewal application and academic standing).
Should you be selected by the HUC-JIR National Office of Recruitment and Admissions Office and the Office of Financial Aid to receive a special Atara Merit Scholarship, you will also be eligible for need-based Scholarships. We expect to announce all of these awards in Spring 2017. The Atara Merit Scholarships can be renewed by the College-Institute each year of your full-time enrollment assuming you remain in good academic standing and pending approval. If you have any questions about the application or the Atara Scholarship please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Please list any academic, campus or other relevant leadership awards you have received.
2. Please briefly describe two leadership experiences/positions that best represent your areas of interest, your strengths and might give some insight into your leadership style. (one paragraph for each, double spaced)
Please answer the following questions in a short essay (not more than 1-2 pages,per answer, double-spaced):
1. What is a significant change or transformation you would want to help lead in the Jewish community and how do you hope to lead it?
2. What of your unique skill-set, experiences and capacities make you especially well-suited for long-term Jewish leadership success?