Apply for The Bronfman Fellowship

The application for the 2021 cohort will open in early September.  If you are a teen interested in our 2021 Fellowship, please add your name to our interest form

If you are an adult who works with teens, please fill out this form.

Click here to learn more about the Fellowship. 

Listen to the recording of our information session call for prospective applicants, parents, and educators that took place on October 24th, 2019. Our Executive Director Becky Voorwinde, Education and Programming Director Jake Marmer, Administrative Director Ava Charne, and two recent fellows speak about the application process and our summer curriculum.

Eligibility and Important Dates

High school students in the 11th grade, who self-identify as Jewish, who are from the United States or Canada, and who will be 16 years old or older by the summer of 2021, are eligible for the 2021 Fellowship. (11th-grade students who are too young can apply in the 12th grade.) 

The application for our 2021 Fellowship will be open in early September.  Please add your name to our interest form to be notified when the application is open.

The Fellowship begins the summer after 11th grade. It covers round-trip transportation between New York and Israel, educational programming, and room, board and travel while in Israel. Room and board at orientation and the Spring Seminar are also included. Limited additional subsidies (based on need) are available to defray costs of travel to interviews, to New York for the summer program, and for follow-up alumni activities.

  • Application Deadline: Early December.
  • Deadline for Supplementary Materials (letters of recommendation and transcript): Early December. 
  • See a preview of last year's 2020 application (to help prepare your application, but this cannot be submitted.)
  • Please make sure you give yourself enough time to obtain the following materials:
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals who know you well.  At least one of these letters must be from a guidance counselor, school principal or teacher.  The other can be any non-relative who knows you well (including another school professional, Rabbi, employer, etc.).
    • High school transcript (through grade 10). 
  • More questions? Check out our FAQ's