The Borns Jewish Studies Program is one of the largest, oldest, and most comprehensive, Jewish Studies programs. To pursue Jewish Studies at IU is to be part of an unusually caring program of studies, committed to fostering academic achievement through rigorous interdisciplinary study of the Jewish people and civilization. Nestled within a major research university, the program offers an intimate learning environment, with the type of personal attention normally associated with small liberal arts colleges.
First-year students pursuing a Jewish Studies or Jewish Sacred Music major at Indiana University are eligible for four-year scholarship opportunities. Candidates are considered primarily on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and promise. Extracurricular achievements will also be considered. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and a record of academic and extracurricular accomplishment. Applicants may bring a maximum of 29 credit hours to be considered a first year student.