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Jewish Studies Program



The Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce the new Sura and Henry Wengrow Undergraduate Research Award in Jewish Studies. 

The award provides between $500 and $1,300 per recipient and it is made possible by a generous donation from the Wengrow family of South Carolina.

Although we particularly encourage applicants who are minoring in Jewish Studies and/or have taken at least one course in the program, all undergraduate students are eligible for this award and they are not required to be Jewish Studies minors.

In particular, but not exclusively, we welcome proposals that in keeping with the Wengrow vision emphasize any aspect of the Jewish experience in the South (especially South Carolina) and that focus on Jewish life, history or culture from a religious, non-religious, historical, personal or artistic standpoint.

Proposals could include, but need not be limited to, one of the following:

~Library or archival research.

~Oral histories/interviews.

~Advanced art training.

~Language study for languages central to the Jewish experience (such as Hebrew, Yiddish, or Ladino) that are not taught yet at USC.


Required Application Materials:

  • Two-Page Project Proposal
  • Project Budget
  • Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member

 Award recipients will work closely with a faculty member on the proposed research topic.

 At the end of the research period, the awardees will submit a report to the Jewish Studies faculty and will be asked to present their findings.

 Fall Deadline

  • Application deadline: October 30, 2020, at 5 p.m.
  • Award announcement: December 2
  • Expected completion by April 1, 2021 – Presentation to follow


All undergraduates and graduating seniors of every faith and ethnicity are encouraged to apply.

For questions and application submissions write to Dr. F. Clementi Schoeman, 


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