The Wesleyan Israel and Jewish Student (WIJS) Life Endowed Summer Grant Fund

Application Deadline: Online by Tuesday, March 17, 2014 11:59 p.m.

Mission

Wesleyan Israel and Jewish Student Life Summer Grants assist students in financing summer experiences related to Jewish and Israel studies (Israeli history and culture) and/or contemporary Jewish life. Funds can be used for unpaid internships, educational experiences, transportation, tuition, rent, program fees, etc. Upon return, the awarded student(s) will be asked to share their experiences with the rest of the Wesleyan community in a meaningful way. Awards are made up to $4000 per experience. Students are discouraged from taking language courses that are currently being offered on campus.

Eligibility

All Wesleyan undergraduate students are eligible. Preference will be given to students currently receiving financial aid.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of:                                             

1. Clarity of the proposal
2. Feasibility of the outlined budget
3. The opportunity presented to enhance the Wesleyan educational and co- curricular experience, to gain new skills, to test or broaden areas of possible career interest (organized Jewish communal life and Israel

Application Deadline: Online by Tuesday, March 17, 2014 11:59 p.m.

Application Components:

*Note: You will need to download Application Components and upload them onto your application.

  1. Student Application (MS Word)
  2. Student Budget (MS Word)
  3. 2 letters of recommendation
  4. Your updated resume and GPA

After Acceptance:

  1. Student Confirmation Form
  2. Student Evaluation Form

Sponsor Information:

  1. Sponsor Confirmation Form
  2. Sponsor Evaluation Form

Budget

The budget is an important component of the proposal. The submitted budget total should not exceed $4000. Please note: Awards may not match request amounts, depending on funds available that year.

Receiving the Grant

In mid-May you will receive a check for all but $500 of your approved budget. The remaining $500 will be given to you in mid-September after the completion of your internship and submission of the required evaluation. If you are selected as a Wesleyan Israel and Jewish Student Life Endowed Summer Grant Fund recipient, and receive Wesleyan Scholarship funds for the upcoming academic year, the loan and/or work portion of your aid package will be reduced by $500 and your Wesleyan Scholarship increased by $500. If you receive only loans and/or work and not a Wesleyan Scholarship, the following year, a $500 Wesleyan Scholarship will be added to the financial aid package, as long as it does not create an over-award of federal funds. No over-awards are permitted.

Resources for Finding Israel/Jewish related Internships:

David Leipziger Teva, Director, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life dleipziger@wesleyan.edu

Jim Kubat, Associate Director for Jobs & Internships jkubat@wesleyan.edu

Dalit Katz, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion and Israel Studies dkatz01@wesleyan.edu

InterninIsrael.org

Questions?

Contact David Leipziger Teva, Director, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life dleipziger@wesleyan.edu