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Jewish Studies Travel Award

Per Penn State's Summer 2021 travel guidelines, Penn State Jewish Studies Program will no longer be accepting applications for the Summer 2021 Travel Award. Please continue to follow us on social media for updates about awards and scholarships.


PSU 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, and a second paragraph explaining your financial needs. The amount of the awards will depend on the number of applicants. Please note whether you are pursuing a Jewish Studies major, minor, or certificate, as some of our funds are reserved for Jewish Studies students.

Applications can be submitted as Word or PDF attachments to jstd@psu.edu. 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).

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 are due April 5th, 2021.

How can I use the funding?

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

I am applying for other funding. Can I still apply?

Yes, you are still allowed to apply for the JSP 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.

Are there other summer funding resources at Penn State?

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

When will I be notified if I have received the funding?

We plan to hold an awards ceremony at the end of April and will notify all applicants of our decisions by the first week of May.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions or would like more information about the award, please contact Interim Director of Jewish Studies Professor Eliyana Adler at era12@psu.edu

See Penn State Global Program's page, the Tel Akko Archeological Field School website, or email Professor Ann Killebrew at aek11@psu.edu for more information about the program. 


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