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The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its fifth annual Essay Prize Competition for essays on any topic relating to Jewish Studies, including (but not restricted to) the study of Jewish history, religion, culture, thought, classical and modern texts, and languages.

This year the Center will award two prizes, each of $500. One prize will be awarded for the best essay related to Jewish Studies written for a course. The essay need not have been written for a course in Jewish Studies or for a course taught by a faculty member in Jewish Studies. A second prize will be awarded for the best B.A. Essay on a topic related to Jewish Studies.

Eligibility: The essay prize competition is open to all students currently registered in the College of the University of Chicago.

Application: Essays should be submitted electronically as a Word attachment no later than 4pm on Friday, April 25, 2014 to Nancy Pardee,

The Jewish Studies Undergraduate Essay Prizes are funded by a grant from the Gemunder Family Foundation.