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Midcareer Fellowships

Midcareer Fellowships

With the generous support of an outside donor, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is, in specific cases, able to provide scholarships — through Midcareer Fellowships — to qualified students beginning the Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) program during specific time periods. This is true for students beginning in 2016. 

The full cost of the two-year-long program is $18,000. Midcareer Fellows will receive a tuition reduction of approximately 65% bringing the cost of the entire program to $6,500. Fellows are also eligible to receive up to $750 annually towards the costs of a professional development program related to their respective field.

Additional scholarship support may also be available, including up to $1,000 for students who reside in the City of Chicago. Please discuss options with your enrollment contact. 

Fellowship Eligibility Requirements 
Midcareer Fellowships will be awarded to students who have been accepted into the 2016 MAJPS program and meet these additional criteria:

  • Current employment in a Jewish organization (15 hours per week minimum)
  • Commitment to the field of Jewish communal service
  • Commitment to successfully completing the MAJPS program coursework over a two-year period
  • Satisfactory in-person interview designed to assess commitment to the field and to successful program completion
  • Professional recommendation

Fellowship funds are limited and will be awarded to qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis.

To Apply for a Midcareer Fellowship

Step 1

If you have not already done so, complete your 
MAJPS Program Admission Process>

Step 1 

Complete and submit the online 
Midcareer Fellowship Application>

Step 3 

Have recommendation letter sent under separate cover
as instructed on the Fellowship Application.

Step 4

Complete a personal interview with MAJPS leadership regarding commitment and capacity for successful completion of the two-year program. If you qualify, you will be contacted to arrange this final step.


To learn more, contact: 
Anita Silvert 
Center for Jewish Leadership
Director of Enrollment Management

Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for the 2016-2017 academic year from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's Academic Scholarship Program. MAJPS students are eligible. Information>

Interested in learning more?

Anita Silvert 
Center for Jewish Leadership
Director of Enrollment Management

Characteristics of Spertus Institute Degree Programs

  • Non-traditional programs geared toward busy, working adults
  • Emphasis on application of learning
  • Distinguished faculty
  • Program support through expert library resource assistance and academic advising

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