Scholarships & Awards

Applications for all Judaic Studies' scholarships are available in Scholarship Universe (SU), which is a scholarship matching service exclusively for UA Students.

It allows a student to apply for many UA scholarships with one application process.

Once a student logs in and answers a series of questions, SU matches students to eligible scholarships.

The John Likins Memorial Scholarship is intended for UA freshman only and is not major specific. 

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they are admitted to The University of Arizona.

The John Likins Memorial Scholarship is not limited to just Judaic Studies, however, applicants must have graduated from a Tucson area high school and be accepted to The University of Arizona.

John Likins Memorial Scholarship

The Jack and Irene Sarver Scholarship provides funding for tuition to help Judaic Studies majors and minors achieve their educational goals. 

Applicants must be full time Judaic Studies students and in good academic standing. 

Jack & Irene Sarver Scholarship

The Florence Kaiserman Memorial Scholarship is intended to assist Judaic Studies students wishing to enroll in an accredited study program in Israel.

In some cases, it may also be used by Judaic Studies majors for tuition at The University of Arizona. 

Applicants must be full time Judaic Studies students at The University of Arizona and in good academic standing. 

Florence Kaiserman Scholarship

The Ronald and Diane Weintraub Israel Study Award is intended for students who enroll in a UA accredited study abroad program in Israel. 

Weintraub Israel Study Award

As an outstanding undergraduate, the Falbaum Fellow in Judaic Studies advances the scholarly achievements and cultural interests of Judaic Studies on campus and in the broader community.

This annual award offers students the opportunity to increase awareness of Judaic Studies and the promotion of scholarly work therein.


The Irving I. Silverman Prize for Excellence was created in 2007 by Irving I. Silverman and is awarded to an outstanding Judaic Studies' graduating senior (major or minor).

Applicants are nominated by Judaic Studies faculty members and selected by a review committee.



Eta Beta Rho is a National Scholastic Honor Society for Students of Hebrew Language and Culture. 

Judaic Studies recognizes outstanding achievement in the study of Hebrew language and literature, to stimulate study and research in this field, and to promote an understanding and appreciation of the culture of Israel.