Scholarships and Awards
The Lawrence Hopfenberg Memorial Fellowship is a PAID position ($2000) open to Jewish first year students at URI. It is a year-long position that begins in January (the spring semester of their first year) and ends in December (the fall semester of their second year.)
The Hopfenberg Fellow will help build the Jewish community at URI by engaging and building meaningful relationships with Jewish students, planning programs or working on projects for Hillel, all while developing valuable leadership and professional skills. Estimated time commitment is 8-10 hours of work per week during Spring and Fall semesters, and 10-20 hours of work over the summer.
The 2023 Hopfenberg Fellow is Bryanin Sacher. Applications for the 2024 Fellow will be open in the fall.
The Bertram and Phyllis Brown Award is awarded to a graduating senior who has made the greatest impact on Jewish life on campus.
The Pepi Silverstein Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student or students to subsidize participation in a Jewish Conference/Educational Program or educational program in Israel. The Silverstein Scholars are chosen for their energy and commitment to the Hillel at URI and leadership potential as a member of the Jewish Community. The Pepi Silverstein Scholarship also supports Hillel's Jewish Learning Fellowship.
Scholarships and awards are given at the discretion of the Hillel staff and board.
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