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George and Monique Stolnitz Yiddish Prize 2022


The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce the 2022 George and Monique Stolnitz Yiddish Prize in Jewish Studies. The $1,000 prize is awarded annually in the spring to a student who shows the greatest promise in the study of Yiddish language or literature, and/or the history in which Yiddish culture took root and flourished.

Requirements: The prize is open to all students enrolled in relevant Yiddish language, literature, or Jewish history classes during the 2021-2022 academic year. Both undergraduate and graduate students who show great promise in Yiddish studies are eligible with preference given to undergraduate students. Undergraduate students must have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher. Preference will be given to Jewish Studies major or certificate students or Jewish Studies doctoral minor students.

Students who are 21st Century scholars, Groups grant recipients, Pell Promise/HHSP recipients, or Wells (or Cox) Scholars, etc. may not be eligible to benefit monetarily by being awarded a scholarship because their institutional award/s may affect further funding.

Nomination: Students will be nominated by teachers of Yiddish language, literature, and Jewish history during the 2021-2022 year. There is no application process.

Announcement of the Prize: The winner of the prize will be notified in April 2022.

The prize is an expression of long-time Bloomington residents the late Monique and George Stolnitz’s strong commitment to the advancement of education in Yiddish language and culture. Through the prize and other initiatives, the Borns Jewish Studies Program recognizes the inestimable value of the study of Yiddish language, literature, and culture in understanding some of the most significant aspects of modern Jewish culture and history.

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