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 responses (prompts below) no later than February 20, 2018.
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.
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?