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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. Additional scholarship support may also be available. Please discuss options with the Director of Enrollment Management. Midcareer Fellows are also eligible to receive up to $750 annually towards the costs of a professional development program related to their respective field.

Eligibility Requirements for Students Receiving Fellowships
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 admitted at times when Fellowship funds are available.

How to Apply for the Midcareer Fellowship

  • You must first be accepted into the program. If you have not already done so, apply now>
  • Complete the Midcareer Fellowship Application.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from current or former employer at a Jewish agency indicating strong likelihood of success in the program.
  • Complete a personal interview with MAJPS leadership regarding commitment and capacity for successful completion of the two-year program.

Submit application and letter of recommendation to:

Stacey Flint
Director of Enrollment Management
Spertus Institute
610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1901

Next Steps

Apply Now

Applications now being accepted for the Fall 2015 Chicago cohort.

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.

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