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Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program


Program Scholarships

Four $1000 Scholarships

The Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program is sponsoring four need-based Matador Scholarships of $1000 for the 2012-2013 academic year. All CSUN students are eligible who have taken or are currently enrolled in a Jewish Studies course -- you do not need tobe a JS Major or Minor. Applicants must agree to enroll in an additional Jewish Studies course in the year they receive the scholarship. Applications will be available on STARS Online on Wednesday, March 20th and the application deadline will be Friday, May 3rd at 2pm.

More Information:

First, all applicants must submit FAFSA and Financial Aid material by the regular financial aid deadline, March 2, 2014. Second, all applicants must fill out the application for the Jewish Studies Program Matador Scholarship.

Jewish Studies Achievement Awards

The Jewish Studies Minor Award ($350) and the Modern Jewish Studies Major Award ($500) are given yearly at Hanukkah to the senior Jewish Studies Minor/Major with the highest academic achievement overall and in the Program. The winner should either have completed the degree or be making good progress towards completion. An award committee consisting of the JS instructors will be asked to judge between eligible students.

Jewish Studies Achievement Award Recipients

Modern Jewish Studies Major

  • 2012-2013: Luis Carrillo
  • 2011-2012: Rachel Silverman
  • 2010-2011: Shahnee Chen-Zion
  • 2009-2010: Orly Barad
  • 2008-2009: Matthew Stern
  • 2007-2008: Corin Belsher
  • 2006-2007: Dov Isaac

Jewish Studies Minor

  • 2012-2013: Brittney Rodriguez
  • 2011-2012: Kayla Wizenfeld
  • 2010-2011: Sarah Fernandez
  • 2009-2010: Andrew Belinfante
  • 2008-2009: Alexandra Oved
  • 2007-2008: Uri-Guy Lande
  • 2006-2007: LaFrance Daniels
  • 2005-2006: Heather McClellen
  • 2004-2005: Heather Warren
  • 2003-2004: Hana Sastiel
  • 2002-2003: Naomi Ashley
  • 2001-2002: Cheryl Gillies

Matador Scholarship Recipients


  • 2013-2014
  • Kaitlin Lawson
    Avital Marzini
    Leslie Clarkson
    Carmen Corobian
  • 2012-2013
  • Adam Wentzel
    Joshua Blank
    Luis Carrillo
  • 2011-2012
  • Dorian Vasquez
  • 2005-2006
  • Lafrance Daniels
  • Michael Sullivan
  • 2004-2005
  • Becky Berger
  • Omer Markush
  • Daniella Hosepian
  • Brandi Lawless

Scholarship for Jewish students from the Jewish Vocational Service