Apply for The Bronfman Fellowship

The application period for the 2020 cohort is now closed. Click here to check the status of your application. 


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 and Canada, and who will be 16 years old or older by June 28, 2020, are eligible for the 2020 Fellowship. (11th-grade students who are too young can apply in the 12th grade.)  

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: December 1, 2019.  Deadline extended to December 6 for those who began their application by December 1.
  • Summer Dates: June 28 – August 5, 2020
  • See a preview of the 2020 application (to help prepare your application, but this cannot be submitted.)
  • Letters of recommendation and the high school transcript are requested by the applicant when beginning the online application process, and must be submitted by December 6, 2019.
  • More questions? Check out our FAQ's