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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 the fall of 2015. 

The full cost of the two-year-long program is $16,500. Midcareer Fellows will receive a tuition reduction of 45% ($7,425) bringing the cost of the entire program to just over $9,000. 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. Please discuss options with the Director of Enrollment Management. 

Fellowship Eligibility Requirements 
Midcareer Fellowships will be awarded to students who have been accepted into the Fall 2015 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.

Questions? Contact Stacey Flint at 312.322.1707 or

Interested in Learning More?

Contact Director of Enrollment Stacey Flint, who will meet you to discuss your goals and share how the Spertus MAJPS program can accelerate your career or empower your staff. Reach her at or 312.322.1707.

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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