Abe and Gert Nutkis Scholarship

ATZUM is pleased to accept applications for The Abe and Gert Nutkis (AGN) Scholarship for the academic year 2015-16. Applications may be submitted until May 15, 2015 by Israeli citizens 21-30 enrolled in full-time, degree or certificate granting, co-educational programs of study in Israel. Additionally, applicants must perform seven hours weekly volunteer service throughout the academic year with ATZUM or an ATZUM approved project.

Scholarships of eight to twelve thousand NIS will be awarded to no more than seven applicants.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a prior commitment to volunteer work addressing urgent human need or human rights violations; have completed national service or its equivalent, or served in the IDF; and demonstrate financial need.

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How to apply

  1. Fill out this online form.
  2. Send the following information by email to agnscholarship.atzum@gmail.com
    a) Education, employment, volunteer and military/alternative service resume
    b) Personal statement indicating your commitment to study and community service. 
    Additionally, in no more than 600 words please describe your most difficult and rewarding life experiences
  3. Submit two recommendations from people familiar with your academic ability and/or commitment to community service. The recommender should email the recommendations directly to agnscholarship.atzum@gmail.com
  4. Summary of financial resources and financial need

 

Applications will not be considered until all above information has been received.

Please note

  • The application must be submitted in English or Hebrew.
  • Any help composing the personal statement should be cited.
  • A personal interview will be granted suitable applicants.
  • Confidentiality of all application materials will be carefully protected.
  • ATZUM’s AGN Scholarship applications are welcome without discrimination on the basis of gender, religious or ethnic identification.  

Abe and Gert Nutkis

Abe and Gert Nutkis dedicated their lives to family and to strengthening the State of Israel, Jewish education, and the Jewish community in Jersey City, New Jersey. Of modest means and material aspirations, for fifty years they served on the boards and committees of numerous agencies; devoted countless hours of daily volunteer service; and worked tirelessly to secure funding to ensure that children in their local community and beyond could attend Jewish schools and camps. They died in 2007 within a month of each other.  The funds they bequeathed for Jewish education will carry on the legacy of their passion for Israel and the Jewish people.