Endowed funds provide prizes at Commencement based upon academic excellence in specific fields. Below is the only one requiring an application.

Ruth Nessel Gollan Prize in Hebrew Language or Literature ($2,000)

Given to a student (or split between students) who has/have exhibited high scholastic achievement, completed at least one semester of Hebrew study and plan to enroll in a Hebrew program at an accredited university in Israel.

Through the generosity of the Ruth Nessel Gollan Memorial Fund, annual scholarship awards may be available for the study of Hebrew in Israel. Any undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester of Hebrew at Brandeis University is eligible for this stipend which will be put towards the cost of enrollment in a Hebrew program at an accredited Israeli University. There the chosen student will pursue a program of study in Hebrew that focuses on the language and/or literature.

Please include two letters of reference, one of which should be written by an instructor of Hebrew. Documents of acceptance from the university in Israel will be required.

Download Application

Please deliver your completed application to Lown 211 or send to:

Gollan Prize--MS-054
Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Brandeis University
Fax: 781-736-2070