Teens Can Apply For Bronfman Scholarship Now
The scholarship selects 26 outstanding North American teens for a year of intellectually stimulating programming that begins with a free summer in Israel between the fellows’ junior and senior years.
The Bronfman Fellowship announced that applications are now being accepted for the 36th cohort of this transformative program.
The scholarship selects 26 outstanding North American teens for a year of intellectually stimulating programming that begins with a free summer in Israel between the fellows’ junior and senior years, followed by monthly virtual experiences and two seminars in the United States.
The program educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to make a meaningful impact on the world as community builders, deep thinkers, moral voices and cultural creators.
The nonprofit exchange was founded by Edgar M. Bronfman, z ”l, former CEO of Seagram Company Ltd. and visionary Jewish philanthropist.
In addition to learning with stellar educators, fellows also have the unique opportunity to engage with leading intellectuals, artists, and religious and cultural leaders. Previous speakers have included journalist Matti Friedman; author Nicole Krauss; Yiddish musician and scholar Anthony Russell; and Torah scholar Dr. Avivah Zornberg.
Fellows also interact with a group of Israeli peers who were chosen through a parallel selection process by the Israeli branch of the exchange, Amitei Bronfman. In addition, they can participate in the artistic streams of the scholarship: workshops in fields such as poetry, dance, theater, visual storytelling and music, taught by leading innovators in the field of art. Jewish. Upon their return from the summer to Israel, the fellows also explore major themes of North American Jewish life.
Applications for the 2022 scholarship must be submitted on December 8, 2021 and are available online at bronfman.org. High school students in the United States and Canada who identify as Jewish and who will be in Grade 11 in the fall of 2021 are eligible to apply.
The scholarship is a pluralist program for Jews of all origins; prior Jewish education is not required.