University at Albany

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes:

College of Arts & Sciences

Judaic Studies

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Managed by Judaic Studies

Morris Altman Research Fund
Established by Nolan Altman '77 in loving memory of his father, this fund provides awards for undergraduate students who present original research on issues and topics related to Jewish Studies. It is open to undergraduate students in any UAlbany college, school or department who wishes to apply.

Kappa Beta Memorial Scholarship
Jewish students at the University at Albany founded the Kappa Beta Fraternity in 1937, and it flourished for many years. The Kappa Beta memorial scholarship, established by fraternity alumni, is awarded in alternate years to an outstanding senior who will be pursing graduate studies in some area of Jewish service or scholarship.

Irving Fishman Endowment
Established by Irving Fishman, Class of 1940, and member of the Kappa Beta fraternity, this fund is awarded to Judaic Studies students who demonstrate financial need.

Lillian L. Kensky and Dr. Harry C. Kensky Endowment Fund Award
Established by Mrs. Lillian L. Kensky, in memory of her husband, Dr. Harry C. Kensky, Class of 1943 and member of the Kappa Beta Fraternity. Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need to a graduating senior who is planning to pursue further studies in an area of Jewish higher education.

Eunice Sherer Judaic Studies Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Dr. Abe Sherer ’47, in memory of his wife, this fund prvides support for undergraduate students pursuing a major in Judaic studies. The fund provides scholarships to worthy students and is awarded at the discretion of the department of Judaic Studies and its Chair.

Calvin and Patricia Zippin Endowment Scholarship
Dr. Calvin Zippin, an alumnus of the Class of 1947 and of the Kappa Beta Fraternity, and his wife, Patricia, have established this scholarship in memory of his parents, Samuel and Jennie Zippin, to help outstanding students of Judaic Studies pursue their educational goals.