2019 Bronfman Fellowship

Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows.

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Nov 30, 2018

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Posted October 3, 2018.

Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The highlight of The Bronfman Fellowship is a five week, all-expense-paid Summer Fellowship. Fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends. Our high-caliber educators focus on teaching a broad range of traditional and contemporary Jewish texts at a university level. Fellows encounter the land and people of Israel, study major issues in contemporary Jewish life, meet with some of today's most influential figures, and learn about themselves and each other. The Fellowship year continues with monthly virtual experiences and a Spring seminar in the United States, usually in the Northeast. Fellows continue their association with the Fellowship through our extraordinarily active, 1200+ alumni community. Click here to learn more about the Fellowship.


High school students in the 11th grade who self-identify as Jewish, who are from the United States and Canada, and who were born before July 1, 2003, are eligible for the Fellowship.  

The Application

The application consists of various short responses and short essays. We ask for two letters of recommendation, at least one from a teacher, as well as your school transcript*. We do not require any sort of standardized test scores.

*We request academic transcripts to learn about an applicant's academic pursuits and course load, however, we believe grades and GPA do not reflect a candidate's sophistication of thought, character, or the ability to contribute to and benefit from the Fellowship.  Far more important (and interesting) are the personal essay sections and letters of recommendation, which offer a platform for applicants to tell their stories, express their unique interests, and describe their relationship to the community.

Important Dates

All application materials are due by November 30th, 2018. You will be notified in Mid-January if you have been selected for an in-person interview and interviews will be held in March. The recipients of the Fellowship will be announced in the middle of March 2019.

Summer Dates: July 1 - August 7, 2019

Spring Seminar dates TBD


If you have any questions or would like to speak to Bronfman alumni about the program, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

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