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The Ruderman Scholarship in Jewish Studies

This scholarship is given yearly and is open to currently enrolled students who are majoring or minoring in Jewish Studies or a Combined Major in Jewish Studies and another discipline. From 2011 to 2016, the Jewish Studies program also awarded the Brudnick Scholarship in Jewish Studies.


To apply for the Ruderman Scholarship, submit:

  1. A 3-5 page proposal discussing your academic and professional interests in Jewish Studies

  2. A resume

  3. A letter of recommendation

Application deadline: January 31, 2020

These materials can be emailed to Lori Lefkovitz at l.lefkovitz@northeastern.edu or mailed to:

The Jewish Studies Program
450C Renaissance Park
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Interviews with finalists may be conducted. Selection will be dependent on overall academic achievement and the quality of the student’s proposal.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ruderman Family Foundation, whose generosity makes these scholarships possible.  Guided by Jewish values, the Ruderman Family Foundation believes that inclusion and understanding of all people is essential to a fair and flourishing community.  Its  mission is to support effective programs, innovative partnerships and a dynamic approach to philanthropy in the following areas: advocating for and advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout the Jewish community; fostering a more nuanced understanding of the American Jewish community among Israeli leaders; and modeling the practice of strategic philanthropy worldwide.

Questions may be directed to: Lori Lefkovitz at l.lefkovitz@northeastern.edu

Current Ruderman Scholar:

Jessie Sigler, Computer Engineering major, Jewish Studies and History minor

Past Year’s Winners:

2018 winner: Zachary Gershman, International Affairs major and Jewish Studies minor

2017 winners:

Ruderman Scholarship: Marie Schulte-Bockum, International Affairs major and Jewish Studies, Political Science, and History minor

Danielle Wagner, double major in Environmental Science and International Affairs with minors in Jewish Studies and Environmental Studies

2016 winner:

Ruderman Scholarship:  Noah Lapidus, an International Affairs major and Jewish Studies minor

2015 winners:

Ruderman Scholarship: Nadav David, a Finance Major with Jewish Studies and Entrepreneurship minors

Brudnick Scholarship: Zach Corenblum, a History major and Jewish Studies minor.

2014 winners:

Brudnick Scholarship: Molly Paul, a sociology major and Jewish studies minor

2013 winners:

Ruderman Scholarship: Anna Meyers, an independent major in Jewish studies.

Brudnick Scholarship:  Marlena Lurie, a psychology major and Jewish studies minor.

2012 winners: 

Ruderman Scholarship: Michael Silverman, an engineering major.

Brudnick Scholarship: Naomi Mitchell, a Jewish studies and religion combined major, and Kelly Ganon, a sociology major and literature minor.

2011 winners:

Ruderman Scholarship: Margolit Sands, an environmental science major minoring in both Jewish studies and environmental studies.

Brudnick Scholarship: Jillian Hinderliter, a history major and Jewish studies minor.