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Jewish Studies Travel Award

Jewish Studies Travel Award

The Jewish Studies program is currently offering a summer travel award to support students attending the Penn State affiliated archaeological field school at Tel Akko for the summer of 2021.

Who is eligible to receive the funding?

Any full-time motivated student attending the Penn State affiliated archaeological field school at Tel Akko for the summer of 2021 is eligible to apply. 

How do I apply?

Your one-page application should include:

  • One paragraph about the study abroad program and your goals
  • One paragraph explaining your financial needs
  • Whether or not you are pursuing a major/minor/certificate in the Jewish Studies program.

Applications can be submitted as Word or PDF attachments to In the subject line of your email, please include your first and last name along with the name of the scholarship (example: JSP Travel Award- FirstName LastName).

The amount of the awards will depend on the number of applicants. Some of our funds are reserved for Jewish Studies students.

Note: If you receive the summer funding, you will be asked to write a blog post about your experience that will be published on the Jewish Studies social media platforms and website.

Applications Due: April 5th, 2021.

Additional Questions

The Jewish Studies Program Summer funding may be used to help you to cover costs of travel or tuition for the program.

Yes, you are still allowed to apply for the Travel Award if you are also applying for other sources of funding. We require that applicants disclose where else they are applying for funding and if applicants receive alternate sources of funding before the decision.

There are a number of other sources of funding for summer experiences available through Penn State. Please check the list of resources provided by the College of the Liberal Arts or contact the Penn State University Fellowship Office.

Recipients will find out at the Jewish Studies Awards Ceremony at 7pm on Wednesday 21 April. All applicants will be notified by the first week of May.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Interim Director of Jewish Studies Professor Eliyana Adler.

See Penn State Global Programs page, the Tel Akko Archeological Field School website, or email Professor Ann Killebrew for more information about the program.