Judaic Studies and Hebrew Studies
Awards and Scholarships
Please contact Director of Judaic Studies Program Barry Trachtenberg for more information.
Kappa Beta Memorial Scholarship - JST
The Kappa Beta Fraternity was founded by Jewish students at the University at Albany in 1937 and flourished for many years. The Kappa Beta Memorial Scholarship of $1,000, established by fraternity alumni, is awarded to an outstanding senior minoring in Judaic Studies or Hebrew Studies.
Calvin and Patricia Zippin Endowment Scholarship - JST
Dr. Calvin Zippin, an alumnus of the Class of '47 and of the Kappa Beta Fraternity, and his wife, Patricia, have established this endowment scholarship of $1,000 in memory of Calvin's parents Samuel and Jennie Zippin, to help outstanding students working in fields related to Judaic Studies or Hebrew Studies to pursue their educational goals.
Lillian L. Kensky and Dr. Harry C. Kensky Endowment Fund Award - JS
Mrs. Lillian L. Kensky, the widow of Dr. Harry C. Kensky, an alumnus of the Class of 1940 of and of the Kappa Beta Fraternity, has established this honor. $750 is awarded on the basis of academic merit to a graduating senior minoring in Judaic Studies or Hebrew Studies.
Fishman Fund Grant - CJS
Mr. Irving Fishman, an alumnus of the Class of 1940 and the Kappa Beta Fraternity, established this fund, which awards $500 annually to a worthy student minoring in Judaic Studies or Hebrew Studies in need of financial support to further their educational plans.
Eunice Sherer Judaic Studies Scholarship - JST
The Eunice Sherer Judaic Studies Scholarship was established by Dr. Abraham Sherer shortly before his passing in memory of his late wife Eunice. Dr. Sherer was affectionately known to the students as “Uncle Abe.” The fund provides an award of $1,000 to students minoring in Judaic Studies or Hebrew Studies who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need
Morris Altman Research Fund - CJS
The Morris Altman Research Fund was established by Nolan Altman, an alumnus of the Class of 1977, in memory of his father. The fund provides an annual award of $1,000 to students pursuing original research on issues and topics related to Jewish Studies. Preference is given to undergraduate students.