In support of strengthening both Jewish campus life in Memphis and the greater Memphis Jewish community, Jewish Community Partners (JCP) President/CEO Laura K. Linder announced this week the expansion of an exclusive college scholarship opportunity for students participating in Jewish life in their communities who elect to attend Rhodes College.
The Jewish Community Fellowship created by Rhodes College has made available five $10,000 merit-based scholarships, each renewable for 3 years for a total of $40,000 per student. This is the second year of the scholarship but the first year that it is being offered to students outside of the Memphis area.
Eligible students must apply for admission to Rhodes before the January 15, 2017 deadline. Students must also apply for the scholarship by January 15, 2017.
Students are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and 500-word essay. An evaluation committee for the Rhodes scholarship, established by JCP, will review all applications and make recommendations to Rhodes based on the applicant’s participation in Jewish life, service in the community, and essay. The fellowship application can be found here.
“This is an unprecedented opportunity. It comes on the heels of Rhodes’ commitment to establish a Hillel on campus and we commend Rhodes College for their commitment to strengthening Jewish life on the Rhodes campus,” said Laura K. Linder, JCP President/CEO.
Recommended students will be considered for admission and scholarship by Rhodes on a competitive basis. Fellowship awardees are expected to become active in Jewish life at Rhodes.
According to the Rhodes College website, more than 3,500 Rhodes alumni live and work in Memphis. Over the past three years, more than 40 percent of Rhodes College graduates have chosen to remain in the city after graduation to start their careers and commit their talents and passions to help make Memphis an even greater place.
Rhodes College offers additional academic scholarships for eligible applicants. Competitive students may receive academic scholarship in a larger amount; however, the scholarships may not be combined and the larger scholarship will be awarded with a letter of recognition for the recommendation from Jewish Community Partners.
For additional information, contact Bluma Zuckerbrot-Finkelstein at 901-767-7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhodes College Jewish Community Fellowship-2017-2018
Deadline to apply for admission for Fall 2017 semester:
November 1, 2016 – Early Decision
November 15, 2016 – Early Action
January 15, 2017 – Regular Admission
Deadline to apply for scholarship:
January 15, 2017
Scholarship description and requirements
Rhodes College is pleased to make available five $10,000 merit scholarships to students who participate in Jewish life in their communities across the United States. Eligible students must apply for admission to Rhodes by January 15th for the Fall 2017 semester, be offered admission and choose to enroll at Rhodes. Fellowship applications will be reviewed by Jewish Community Partners (JCP) of Memphis and JCP will recommend applicants to Rhodes based on their participation in Jewish life and service and based on the responses to an essay prompt. A cover letter, a resume, and a 500-word essay will be required for the JCP recommendation. The essay prompt can be found below.
Recommended students will be considered for admission and scholarship to Rhodes on a competitive basis. Students winning scholarship recognition will receive a Jewish Community Fellowship from Rhodes of $10,000 renewable for up to three years.
Competitive students may receive academic scholarship in a larger amount; however, the scholarships may not be combined and the larger scholarship will be awarded with a letter of recognition for the recommendation from Jewish Community Partners.
Fellowship awardees are expected to become active in Jewish life at Rhodes and to fulfill the following requirements:
- Assume a leadership role at Hillel of Rhodes
- Write an article about Jewish life at Rhodes for print and electronic distribution
- Make a presentation about Jewish life at Rhodes at a Jewish Community Partners board meeting
We live in an increasingly complicated world. How does your involvement in Jewish life influence the way you foresee accomplishing Rhodes’ vision of “graduating students with a life-long passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world?”
Please apply here: https://admission.rhodes.edu/register/jewishcommunityfellowship
Background on Memphis Jewish Community
The Memphis Jewish community is a full-service, vibrant community with seven synagogues, Hillels on both the Rhodes and University of Memphis campuses, a beautiful and first-rate Jewish Community Center, engaging programming for youth and young adults, outstanding Jewish preschools, day schools and religious schools, an active Jewish Federation, kosher food options, award-winning residential nursing home and rehabilitation facility and more. For more information about Jewish life in Memphis, please go to www.jcpmemphis.org
At Rhodes College, please contact Ali Hamilton, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: email@example.com
At Jewish Community Partners, please contact Bluma Zuckerbrot-Finkelstein, Director of Community Impact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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