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Jonathan Paradise Israel Experience Scholarship

An information session will be held 7-8 pm January 21, 2014 in the Middle Eastern Languages Lounge at which last year's recipients, Hannah Rothblatt '15 and Maddie Ulanow '15, will share experiences studying in Israel.

Eligibility:

  • All Carleton students in good academic standing irrespective of religious affiliation or knowledge of Hebrew.
  • Students who can demonstrate a genuine interest in the history, language,and culture of Israel.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are rising sophomores and juniors so that the award recipient can come back to Carleton and share his/her experiences and insights into life in Israel.

Application Process: Send three copies of the following to Jean Sherwin, Administrative Assistant, Middle Eastern Languages Department, LDC 230.

  • A letter explaining the educational experiences that have prepared you for study in Israel and the ways in which this off-campus experience will contribute to your education
  • Two reference forms from faculty (also available in LDC 230)
  • Student application form, including a budget (also available in LDC 230)

Note: Although a firm choice of a specific educational program is not required at the time of application, students are advised to explore study options in Israel with Professor Stacy Beckwith, Professor of Hebrew and Director of Judaic Studies,  LDC 261, x7033, or Yaron Klein, Assistant Professor of Arabic, LDC 262, x5178, before applying.

Deadline: All materials must be submitted by 4 p.m. on February 28, 2014, to Jean Sherwin, Administrative Assistant, Middle Eastern Languages Department, LDC 230.

Purpose: This fund was established by Elie Alyeshmerni, Carleton’s Hebrew instructor from 1978 to 1998, to honor his teacher, Professor Jonathan Paradise. Its purpose is to provide financial support to Carleton students who wish to learn more about the culture, history, and politics of Israel in order to better understand the global community in which they live. The amount of the scholarships will depend on the travel budgets of the proposals, as well as the number and quality of proposals received.

Criteria: Students must be enrolled in Israel in a structured educational program, which need not be a university. Alternatively or in addition, they must be officially registered in a structured internship and/or volunteer program that provides important educational opportunities.

Faculty Contact: Stacy Beckwith, Professor of Hebrew and Director of Judaic Studies,  LDC 261, x7033.

Related Documents

  • 2014 Paradise Brochure (188 KB PDF Document)
    20 January 2014
    A brochure with information about the Jonathan Paradise Israel Experience Scholarship.